Training

2012-2014

Ongoing workshop series with senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Chris Saudek. Three weekend intensives per year focusing on asana, pranayama, yoga philosophy, and teaching skills. Madison, Wisc.

May 2013

Iyengar Yoga National Conference. Three days of workshops with accomplished teachers of Iyengar Yoga, including headlining teacher Birjoo Mehta from Mumbai. San Diego, Calif.

April 2013

Weekend workshop: asana with Chris Saudek, Sanskrit chanting with Leslie Freyberg, yoga philosophy with Joy Laine. La Crosse, Wisc.

November 2012

Weekend intensive with Jawahar Bangera, senior Iyengar Yoga teacher from Mumbai. Minneapolis, Minn.

May 2012

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Barrett Reinhorn. Learned how to craft a yoga practice for the physical/anatomical as well as the mental/emotional journey of the childbearing year, including attention to common conditions of pregnancy. Somerville, Mass.

September 2009-June 2011

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training with Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. 325 contact hours with attention to asana, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy, hands-on adjustments, and teaching skills. Cambridge, Mass. 

February 2010

Alignment and the Asymmetric Body with Karin Stephan (two full days) and Yoga for Scoliosis with Deborah Wolk (one full day). Cambridge, Mass.

October 2009

Shining Light on New England. Regional conference for the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England. Three days (16 hours) of classes with instructors including Patricia Walden, Karin Stephan, Victor Oppenheimer, Linda di Carlo, Roni Brissette, Peentz Dubble, Nancy Turnquist, and Jarvis Chen. Providence, R.I.

May 2009

Three-day, 18-hour workshop with Stephanie Quirk, visiting teacher from the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Cambridge, Mass.

January 2009

Sanskrit immersion weekend with Leslie Freyberg. Three-day, 13-hour course based on a training developed by the American Sanskrit Institute. Cambridge, Mass.

2008

“Sadhana Pada.” Three-day, 15-hour course on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali taught by Edwin Bryant. Cambridge, Mass.

Yoga Journal Conference, Boston, Mass. Coursework included daylong workshops with Seane Corn (“Detox and Renew: Vinyasa Flow”) and Bo Forbes (“The Lymphatic Web: Revitalizing the Immune System and Emotional Body”); “Protect Your Knees” and “Hip Opening,” both with Julie Gudmestad; “Hip Openers: A Doorway to Inner Space and Freedom” with Patricia Walden; “Open Your Hips” with Natasha Rizopoulos; “A Call for Change” with Desiree Rumbaugh; and “Meditation: Understanding and Practice” with Gary Kraftsow. 24 hours of instruction in all.

Three-day workshop with advanced senior Iyengar teacher Manouso Manos. Iyengar Yoga Source, Cranston, R.I.

2007

Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers.Three-day, 20-hour course taught by Ellen Heed at Raffa Yoga, North Kingstown, R.I.

2006

Yoga Journal Conference, Boston, Mass. Coursework included a daylong workshop with Ana Forrest; “How to Work with Tight Hamstrings” and “Anatomy Awareness in Asana: The Foot, Arch and Ankle,” both with Julie Gudmestad; “Balancing on Hands and Feet” with Patricia Walden; “Yoga Abs: How to Move From the Power of Your Core” with Judith Hanson Lasater; “Saving, Protecting, and Healing Your Knees” with Mary Dunn; and “Common Aches and Pains: the Upper Back, Neck, and Shoulders” with Gary Kraftsow. 26 hours of instruction and 1.3 ACE/AFAA continuing education credits in all.

Teaching Yoga in a Fitness Environment. Daylong course with Stuart Rice. ACE and AFAA credit approved for .7 CEC’s.