My exploration of bodywork began in 2002 when, as a college student, I started practicing hatha yoga as a means of managing stress and reconnecting with my body. After experiencing the profound, healing effects of yoga practice in my own life, I decided I wanted to support others who seek physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
Towards that end, I completed a 200-hour yoga instructor course at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore, India, in 2006, and another 300 hours of training at Dharma Yoga in Austin, Texas, in 2010. I've led yoga classes at The Christi Center, a nonprofit that supports men, women, and children who are grieving the loss of a loved one; POWER, an organization dedicated to helping women reclaim their lives from addiction; and BYS Yoga in Pittsburgh's Southside.
In 2016, I completed a comprehensive massage therapy program at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, developing skills in Swedish, sports, and neuromuscular massage, Reiki and myofascial release. I also acquired training in massage for people living with cancer and in post-mastectomy massage, as I believe that bodywork has a great deal to offer men and women who face such life-changing diagnoses.
I believe, too, that bodywork can be a transformative experience for each and every one of us. As such, I welcome clients who seek to relax and restore balance to their lives; those who hope to address chronic tension and pain; as well as individuals who are eager to learn about and reconnect with themselves--body, mind, and heart.