I received my 200-hour yoga teacher certification thanks to the love and guidance of my teachers at Sonic Yoga in New York City. Through an intensive program of classroom and practical modules, I was trained in Eastern and modern philosophies of yoga, including topics such as anatomy, breathing, meditation, sequencing, alignment and hands-on assisting.
On a yogic, emotional and spiritual level, the core philosophy of Sonic Yoga's training emphasizes:
Grounding: Taking a moment to stop and to be present in your life in the here and now, to slow down to evaluate what's immediately important to you, without looking back or forward.
Finding Flow: Learning to move more smoothly through life, evaluating obstacles, finding solutions, taking charge and acting with integrity.
Connecting to Power: Discovering and cultivating the fortitude to take the risks that we need to take in life, digging deep down within and connecting to our own internal sources of power.
Opening the Heart: Creating space for the sensations and emotions of life, joy, love, grief, etc, to blossom, embracing all the seasons of our experience, learning to give of ourselves as well as to receive, cultivating a connection to community.
Expanding your Horizons: Engaging in an exploriation of life and myriad of possibilities, thinking out of the box, creating our own future, visualizing and opening to our dreams, reaching beyond the mundane circumstances of our existence, learning to incorporate an element of spirit into our lives. Creating a vision and believing in the manifestation of that dream.
I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
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