My goal is to make both disciplines of yoga and dance easy, fun and accessible to everyone and anyone. I strive to create a space where participants also have an opportunity to connect with others as we laugh and move together. My classes and workshops complement wellness practices that emphasize the whole person and work to connect the body and the mind. In my psychotherapy practice, I’ve seen how stress will manifest itself both mentally and physically. Movement is an enjoyable way to release that stress and can have a transformative effect on people’s lives.
Children in our society also experience stress that can affect their wellbeing. Anxiety, restlessness, behavior problems and self-regulation can be addressed in a fun movement-based activity more easily than in traditional talk therapy. One area I have specialized in is adapting yoga and dance for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I enjoy working with children in developing their growing sense of self and the delight they take in the simple joy of movement. Yoga practice adapted for children stimulates brain development, engages creative play and integrates multiple intelligences.
I teach classes for adults, children, families and mixed-age groups. I develop individualized lesson plans for each class based on the age of participants, abilities and learning styles. Program descriptions of classes I currently offer are available here. Contact me for availability to teach at your school, community center or private residence or to learn what you can expect from one of my classes. I am also available to conduct workshops and trainings.