When I first developed a regular yoga practice during my senior year of my undergraduate studies at Old Dominion University, I experienced first-hand that yoga was therapy. I knew at that time I would continue my journey through the world of academia and become a psychotherapist, but in discovering how healing yoga was for me personally, I sensed and decided right then that I would find a way to interweave yoga teachings into the talk therapy setting. Twelve years later, I’m eager to say this is my truth, my passion, and my fulfillment
Not long after finding my own yoga practice, I entered yoga teacher training. I became certified and started teaching yoga right away in 2006. I received my 500 hour advanced teaching certification with Shiva Rea in Venice Beach, California. Along the way I completed many additional yoga trainings, including Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy, restorative yoga, and prenatal yoga.
As an E-RYT 500, I hold the highest level of recognition one can receive from Yoga Alliance and have completed over 1000 hours of training combined with thousands of hours in teaching experience. My passion these days is teaching others how to teach yoga from a trauma-informed perspective.
I offer two main yoga teacher trainings that you will learn more about on the following pages. Yoga Through the Trauma Lens is a 10-hour, trauma-informed yoga teacher training for yoga teachers, yoga teachers in the making, and healing and helping professionals who wish to learn about trauma as a whole and how to teach trauma-informed group yoga classes in traditional and non-traditional settings.
Minding the Body: Integrating Yoga into Talk Therapy Practice is a 15-hour training especially for therapists (and graduate level students on their way to being therapists) who wish to learn how to incorporate trauma-informed yoga into the clinical work they do with clients one-on-one.
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If you are interested in learning more about my private psychotherapy practice in Austin, TX, Mind-Body Psychotherapy, please follow this link. I am a trauma specialist and EMDR trained clinician, helping women learn to listen to their bodies, trust and love themselves, and create lives they are ecstatic to live. Please make sure to subscribe to the newsletter to stay on the up and up with the latest yoga and mental health news. Or, check me out on Facebook.
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