About

In 1998 I was emersed in the high-tech, cubicle-dwelling, software startup dance. I began exploring meditation as a way to offset the stress. I also added power yoga to my fitness routine as a way to cope with the sedentariness of my work.

Thirteen years later, my influential position was negatively affecting my health. I could not figure out how to take care of myself properly. I decided to get serious about what yoga could do for me, and completed my first teacher training.

That decision was a dramatic fork in my road.

I experienced what it was like to feel alert, yet relaxed & calm. I felt the impact of a restful night’s sleep. I liked this version of me a LOT better (and so did my friends & family!).

“I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.” –Robert Frost

When I returned to work, I saw my colleagues in a different light: how they scarfed down lunch from a styrofoam box. How they ran from meeting to meeting without a breath. The tension in their necks & shoulders. The off-the-cuff remarks about sleepless nights caused by work worries. How Diet Coke and cookies fueled the afternoons.

I now knew it was possible to feel better. I wanted to help my colleagues.

I continued my training in Therapeutic Yoga, Wellness Coaching & Healing. I kept working in tech so I don’t forget what it’s like: the unrealistic deadlines; the pressure of getting it right; the overwhelmingly hectic schedules.

Therapeutic Yoga

* 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training: Yoga Therapy in Practice @ Yoga Yoga, Austin TX, 2015*

* 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training @ Kripalu Center, Lenox MA, 2012

* Recognized as an E-RYT (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher) @ Yoga Alliance

Wellness Coaching & Healing

* Mind-body Eating Coach @
Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Boulder CO, 2014

* Usui Reiki Master / Teacher @ Reiki for People & Pets, Waltham MA, 2013

Hi-Tech/Corporate

* User Experience Design Manager / Director @ Boston-area software companies including The Mathworks, BEA Systems (now Oracle), & Streambase (now Tibco)

* M.S. in Human Factors in Information Design, Bentley University; B.S. Computer Science / Technical Writing

*The Yoga Therapy components of my instruction are based on this training, and are not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.
This training is an IAYT accredited program.

If you’re a busy professional who is worried about the quality of your sleep or energy, let’s talk.

Personally . . .

I love Boston. I’ve been a competitive West Coast Swing dancer and an ESL teacher.

I’m a cat person who grew up with Doctor Who.

You might see me screaming at the TV over Bruins hockey for a good part of the year.

In addition to Yoga I enjoy Tai Chi, walking, kayaking, reading & writing, high-quality food & drink.

I’ve been to 20 countries (so far)!

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