hours at Yoga Vidya/Sivananda in Germany, and E-RYT-500 USA and YTRx-800c.
I also have additional teachers certification and /or workshops with the following teachers: Judith Lasater (Anatomy, Relax & Renew Teacher Certified), Dr. Larry Payne Ph.D. (Prime of Life Teacher Certified), Liz Franklin (Chair Yoga Teacher Certified), Dr. Amy Wheeler Ph.D. (Case Studies), Surendra Mehta (Pranayama), Gary Kraftsow, Desiree Rumbaugh, Richard Rosen, Cindy Lee, Frank Jude Boccio, Tias Little & Jason Crandall. Additionally I finished four years of Yoga Therapy studies at Loyola Marymount University and an Internship Program at the Venice Family Clinic’s Simm/Mann Health and Wellness Center with Dr. Lori Rubenstein Fazzio and Dr. Myles Spar.
In my classes, I give priority to the art of breathing, movement in synergy, with a focus on a solid foundation of asana and alignment while also developing flexibility, building strength and increasing balance. Always offering students optional variations/adaptations of asanas to suit their individual bodies, asking students to challenge themselves, but never asking them to leave their comfort zone, as pain is not gain.
I’m teaching Therapeutic Gentle Yoga to all ages plus “Yoga as a Solution” for Boomers/Seniors, which takes you from doing yoga … in the Chair to … with the Chair to … on the Mat, with an emphasis on prevention and independence, seeing the ability to do tomorrow something which you can’t do today, teaching life skills for living.
My teaching philosophy is based on a contemporary interpretation of ancient sources without fashionable trends, while establishing a coherent discipline with therapeutic benefit.
You can also participate in my theme focused Yoga Therapy Workshops and Yoga Retreats in Central America, the USA, South Africa and Europe.