• 500-hour RYT® Advanced Teacher Training with Naime Jezzeny and Sue Elkind of Dig Yoga, focusing primarily on alignment and therapeutics.

  • Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Teacher Training with Ken Harakuma in Chaing Mai, Thailand

  • 200-hour RYT® Power Vinyasa Teacher Training with Denise Bonnaig of Princeton Power Yoga

  • Restorative Teacher Training with Jillian Pransky

  • Levels One and Two Usui Reiki Certification with Julian King

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Additional Training

  • Art of Adjusting Workshop with Nikki Vilella, Kula Yoga NYC

  • Yamas and Niyamas Training with Deborah Adele

  • Breath and Meditation Workshop with Max Strom

  • Meditation Training with Sally Kempton

  • 40-Day Journey in Power with Denise Bonnaig, Princeton Power Yoga

  • 1-week Asana and Excavation Retreat in Costa Rica with Denise Bonnaig, Princeton Power Yoga

  • 7-Day Intensive Training Immersion with Baron Baptiste

  • Five years of spiritual direction with Sr. Rita Woehlcke, SSJ


  • B.A. English, University of Rhode Island

  • M.A. English Literature, Boston College

  • C.A.G.S Composition and Rhetoric, University of New Hampshire

  • Four-year Education for Ministry program through the University of the South and Trinity Church in Princeton, NJ

Off the Mat

I am very happily married and the mother of two grown children, whom I adore! My daughter also teaches yoga. Professionally, I am the founder and president of Instructional Solutions, a business writing training and consulting company. In addition to yoga, I especially enjoy cooking, biking, traveling, and reading.


Deep appreciation to Denise Bonnaig of Princeton Power Yoga, who has both supported and challenged me through many workshops, retreats, classes, and teacher training. Annie Isaacson of Rise Power Yoga modeled how to carry yoga off my mat and ignited my love for this practice. Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny of Dig Yoga taught me how to better help my students with skilled alignment and deepened my own practice. Sr. Rita Woehlke, SSJ, my spiritual director for five years, helped me find my center that informs my teaching and practice.

I’m grateful to all of these teachers for gifting me with the transformative power of yoga, presence, and meditation.