I’ve always had a passion for exercise, movement and health. I ate Yogurt and burned incense when I was really young and my dad referred to me as “health nut”! That always makes me laugh when I think about it…I guess I was a real trend setter! I got into teaching Yoga and exercise because I loved the cool clothes and I loved smelling like patchouli. My reasons have changed but I always remember who and what got me here. I have had many mentors or Gurus, in my life, but my first teacher was a professional dancer. She taught me how to safely teach exercise and to encourage others. I couldn’t get enough. I taught so many exercise classes, I was hooked. I am truly grateful to have had such an amazing mentor. However, the most fantastic and rewarding part was and still is, that I love helping others. I know that it is my purpose, to help and inspire others to “show up” for their lives, to take charge of their bodies, minds and spirits and to inspire them to be healthy, happy, and whole. I am patient, gentle, and genuine. I strive each day to walk my talk.
Through the strength, balance and grace of Yoga, I encourage my clients how to connect deeply with their bodies. To reduce stress and facilitate healing. I strive to empower and teach others how to navigate through the mysteries of meditation and mindfulness, giving them direct access to the skills and tools needed to live a life of mindfulness, self-inquiry, and purpose. I have been teaching Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation for over 30 years, and still my passion for my work grows.
I offer group and private yoga sessions, “Lunch and Learn Programs” in the work place, organizations, libraries, Hospitals and many other venues. I have spoken before many audiences and groups about living life with mindfulness and purpose. I studied Health Education at Southern Connecticut State University, Certified Fitness and Yoga Instructor, Studied at The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School , I am the author of “Life off the Mat” Living a Life of Excellence and Purpose and creator of “Surrender” a Guided Meditation CD.
Now that you know a little about who I am professionally, I’ll tell you a bit about my life “outside my office.” I was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Moved to Connecticut where I met and married my High School Sweetheart. We have been blessed with a son. I have had several pets over the years but my current dog is Bandit, a rescue, and I just adore him. I traveled with my husband to Europe before we had our son, my husband played professional basketball 6 years abroad and one year in the United States. I am pretty much a home body but love an adventure once in a while. I love to cook when I have time, spend time with my husband and my son, love to garden, and my favorite thing to do is to take a walk in the woods. It is a place for me to connect to nature and let my mind run free. I love to read, write, daydream and especially talk!