Private & Small Group Yoga Teacher &
Licensed Massage Therapist
Problem-solving approaches for movement, mindfulness and relaxation for adults & aging athletes taught by a Yoga Medicine ® Therapeutic Specialist.
I teach yoga to ADULT MOVERS + ATHLETES through PRIVATE
1-ON-1 COACHING and SHORT-COMMITMENT 5 CLASS YOGA SERIES that are DOWN-TEMPO, BEGINNER-SUPPORTED & THERAPEUTIC, where ALL LEVELS are TAUGHT
All yoga programming is based on well-established principles of exercise science and my expertise in the fields of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
Looking for a PRIVATE YOGA TEACHER to address an orthopedic imbalance or a health-related concern? Enhanced outcomes result from receiving the support of 1-on-1 coaching, and by practicing and progressing through a customized program over a defined period of time.
An experienced yoga teacher is a key component in our healthcare systems. Specific to the select clients I work with privately, I use my comprehensive understanding of the human body and it’s physiological function, and my proficiency with yoga therapeutics and orthopedics, to decode and unpack an existing medical diagnosis or common pathology (I do not diagnose), assess function and goals, and customize programming to p(rehab) or strengthen post-rehab resilience following an injury, illness or procedure.
A yoga teacher with developed expertise in the specific application ethos of yoga therapeutics, can confidently address deficiencies within the body and develop an individualized plan to meet the client where they are in the present, and provide progressive strategies that align to future goals. As a certified Yoga Medicine ® Therapeutic Specialist I’m a proficient and informed resource for my private clients.
Looking instead for a YOGA CLASS that meets as a small group, taught with anatomical accuracy, designed to up-level your understanding of mobility, stability, balance, exhaustion and recovery, and down-regulate your nervous system - in an hour-long complete practice requiring only a short-commitment?
I run my signature 5 class yoga series, YOGA WITH JOY, seasonally, fall through spring, to small groups in my private teaching studio on the Scranton/Carbondale Highway in Mayfield, PA. These 5 class yoga series teach students, through cutting-edge movement & neuroscience research, practical and highly effective problem-solving approaches addressing internal imbalances targeting movement, mindset, and relaxation. My classes also address best etiquette for how to be a student of yoga.
Once a competitive high-impact athlete, I now live with movement limitations and two prosthetic knees, replaced over 7 years ago, in separate total replacement procedures. Although an expert teacher, I cannot organize my own body into many yoga poses, including Child's Pose. Yet I remain a movement optimist!
Part of our present-day and long-term health involves developing our innate ability to SENSE, BELIEVE and MOVE like our OUR RESILIENT BODY IS CAPABLE. Whether through private 1-on-1 coaching or through my small group yoga series, I teach the evolving principles of yoga therapeutics. Each practitioner develops understanding on how to safely enter into a more harmonious 50/50 conversation with their mind-body, gaining confidence to apply positive and nourishing inputs through the practice of yoga, with the intention to offset the louder outputs of tension, stress, discomfort, disfunction, frustration, and pain.
At Yoga with Joy, you'll be taught SOLUTIONS-FOCUSED PRACTICES to improve and magnify BODY FACILITY, BALANCE, BONE DENSITY, CIRCULATION & LYMPHATICS, HORMONAL BALANCE, CONNECTIVE TISSUE HEALTH, MOVEMENT ECONOMY, POSTURE & BREATH AWARENESS, MENTAL DISCIPLINE, INTEROCEPTIVE IQ, and EMOTIONAL REGULATION - essential ingredients for resilient long-term inner-wellness.