I believe that cultivating a joyful existence comes from a compassionate connection to the self. My yoga lessons offer this connection, through a dynamic relationship of challenge and nurturance to the body, while holding a mirror to our life’s tendencies and patterns.
With a 500-hr Yoga Alliance certification and a background in Vinyasa, Restorative, and Therapeutic Yoga, as well as specialized Yoga For Cancer training, my classes are rhythmic, they balance gentle strengthening and passive release, and encourage the practitioner to turn awareness inward to strengthen bodymind connection and sense of self.
In partnership with PAMF, my Yoga for Cancer classes are designed to empower students with education on the science behind yoga and bring students relief from pain, fatigue, stress, and anxiety by creating a positive and efficient internal environment.
Through an advanced knowledge of functional anatomy and yoga alignment principles, I offer creative yet safe asana sequencing with deliberate guidance and fluid communication. With over 8 years of teaching experience in public, corporate, and private environments, adaptive instruction to fit an individuals needs is fundamental to my teaching style and mirrors my belief in cultivating self awareness and compassion on the yoga mat and in everyday life.
Mark Stephens Yoga, 500hr YA Certification, Santa Cruz, CA
Yoga 4 Cancer (Y4C), 45hr CEU, LUMA Yoga, Santa Cruz, CA
Yoga and Cancer, 30hr CEU, Breathe Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
Restorative Yoga, 20hr CEU, Namaste, Berkeley, CA
Functional Anatomy, 6hr CEU, InnerStellar, Berkeley, CA
Forrest Yoga/Ana Forrest, 20hr CEU, Yoga Tree, SF, CA
SMART Flow /Annie Carpenter, Weekly, Continued Edu.
Mark Stephens Yoga, 30hr CEU, Santa Cruz, CA
Tribe Yoga, 200hr YA Certification, Chaing Mai, Thailand
University of Oregon, BA, Product Design, Eugene, OR