About

I’m so glad you found my website!  I’m so excited to share my passion for health and fitness with you!

A long time native of Bucks County, I currently live in Philadelphia, PA.  MyIMG_0188-150x150 passion for health, fitness, and spiritually was ignited back in 2002 when I took my first yoga class during college.  While yoga started out as a physical activity for me, it quickly developed into a practice with a much deeper meaning.  Yoga helped me through some of the most stressful and difficult times in my life.  It was truly that old friend that I could go to whenever I needed.  Yoga met me where I was and never judged me, which was exactly what I needed at the time.  My growing love for yoga compelled me to seek out and complete yoga teacher training in 2008 at the Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio in Yardley, PA.  I was driven to share my passion and all that I gained from yoga with others.  I’ve been teaching ever since, most recently becoming an E-RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance.

While completing my yoga teacher training, I was introduced to the hands-on healing practice of Reiki.  I again, instantly fell in love with the peace and contentment this ancient healing art brought to me.  Always, the perpetual student with a strong desire to learn as much as I can in this world, I completed Reiki Master/Teacher Training under the guidance of Namaste Holistic BodyWorks in 2008.

As my love of yoga continued to grow and deepen so did my interest in yoga philosophy and the roots of this ancient spiritual practice.  This deepening interest led my to dive into the study of Ayurveda, health, and nutrition.  Between 2010 and 2012, I completed a 100-hour training in Ayurveda for Self-Care, became a Nutrition Education Trainer through the Nutritional Education Institute, and traveled to Kripalu to become certified to teach Yoga Trance Dance with Shiva Rea.  I then went on to complete an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant certificate through the American Institute for Vedic Studies in 2013.

After giving birth to my son, I developed an interest and desire to learn more about post-natal fitness.  I felt alone and lost on this journey to regain the fitness level I once enjoyed without a second thought!  This sparked my desire to share what I’ve learned with other new mommies who are navigating these waters.  You’re not alone!  I have experience working with diastasis recti, c-section issues, retraining core/pelvic floor strength, and adjusting postural imbalances.

My formal education includes a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion.  My work in counseling has afforded me registration as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) as well as a certified school counselor in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey (K-12).  My current career endeavors as a health coach, yoga teacher, and fitness instructor allow me to gracefully marry my passions for helping others with my passion for health, fitness, and spiritual well-being.  I can truly say that I love what I do!

I wholeheartedly believe in a holistic approach to the mind, body, and spirit connection.  If one of these facets is lacking, the entire bodily system will feel the effects.  My mission is to work with each of my clients on an individual level to help them attain their specific health goals.  I work diligently to create an atmosphere where clients feel empowered to grow and change in ways that help them to find balance in life.  I so look forward to the opportunity to work with you to help you meet your individual goals!

Please contact me to discuss how I can help you!

 

My Resume

Master of Education – Counseling Psychology; Temple University

Master of Science – Exercise Science & Health Promotion – California University of Pennsylvania

National Certified Counselor (NCC) – National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) 200 – Yoga Alliance

Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) – Yoga Alliance

Certified Standup Paddleboard Yoga Instructor – PT Transformations

Certified Yoga Trance Dance Instructor – School of Samudra Yoga

Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Certified Specialist in Speed & Explosion for Sports Competition – National Association of Speed & Explosion (NASE)

Certified SurfSet Level 1 Trainer – SurfSet Fitness

Nutrition Education Trainer – Nutritional Education Institute

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant – American Institute for Vedic Studies

Certified Reiki Master/Teacher

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