I'm passionate about sharing the healing benefits of gentle movement, meditation, breathwork and energetic bodywork. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and 500-hr Registered Yoga Teacher. I've been practicing yoga for 10 years, doing bodywork since 2009 and teaching yoga since 2012. The primary focus of my practice is to provide self care tools to assist students and clients in managing stress, reducing pain, and strengthening their bodies. As both a massage therapist and yoga teacher, I think of yoga as the "active version of massage."
I manage The River Studio (yoga studio) in Hallowell and teach weekly yoga classes at both The River Studio and at Zardus Art of Massage in Gardiner. I also teach summer classes on the Gardiner Waterfront, specialty classes through Maine General and a variety of private classes and workshops. I believe that yoga is for EVERY body and you will see that reflected in my teaching style. My passion for teaching yoga stems from my own personal experience of the benefits. I see yoga as “powerful medicine.”
Beyond my basic massage and yoga certifications, I also have specialty certifications in Yin Yoga, Thai Massage, Prenatal Yoga, Breathwork & Meditation, Ayurvedic Yoga, Polarity, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET). My current plans include ongoing study in Yin Yoga. Please call me to schedule a private yoga class, group presentation or massage.