Teaching CV

Select Education and Training

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Study – KPJAYI
Directed by Sharath Jois; Mysore, India
Oct 2016 – Nov 2016
Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

Advanced Studies in Tantra Hatha Yoga – Pranakriya School of Yoga
Yoga Alliance Registered 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training
Directed by Yoganand Michael Carroll; multiple locations
Mar 2011 – Jan 2016

BFA Dance – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Study: Contemporary and Ballet Technique, Improvisation and Composition, Performance, Anatomy and Kinesiology, Pedagogy, Dance History and Dance Studies, Music Theory, Production, Body-Mind Disciplines
Aug 2011 – May 2014

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training – Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Yoga Alliance registered 200 hour yoga teacher training
Directed by Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds; Stockbridge, MA
Jun 2011

Teaching Experience

Yoga Instructor – Yoga Now Chicago
Format: Group classes | Styles: Ashtanga, Vinyasa | Location: Chicago, IL
Mar 2018 – present

Yoga Instructor and Lead Trainer – Amara Yoga & Arts
Format: Group classes, Workshops, Intensives, Offsite Retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings, Private Lessons | Styles: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yoga Fundamentals, Restorative | Location: Urbana, IL
Sep 2012 – Nov 2017

Co-Founder and Yoga Instructor – Ashtanga CU
Format: Group classes, Intensives, Private Lessons | Styles: Ashtanga | Location: Urbana, IL
Mar 2016 – Nov 2017

Yoga Instructor – Mettler Center, LLC
Format: Group classes, Workshops, Private Lessons | Styles: Yoga for Seniors, Yoga Fundamentals, Chair Yoga, Ashtanga | Location: Champaign, IL
Jun 2014 – Sep 2017

Yoga Instructor – Living Yoga Center
Format: Group classes | Styles: Vinyasa, Prenatal | Location: Champaign, IL
Oct 2011 – Jul 2017

Dance Instructor – Regent Ballroom & Dance Center
Format: Group classes | Styles: Women’s jazz (adult beginner) | Location: Champaign, IL
Jun 2014 – Sep 2016

Meditation Study Facilitator – INSIGHT (UIUC Department of Neuroscience)
Format: Standardized group sessions | Styles: Mindfulness Meditation | Location: Urbana, IL
Mar 2015 – Aug 2015

Dance Instructor – Twist and Shout Dance and Cheer
Format: Group Classes | Styles: Ballet , Contemporary (ages 6-15) | Location: Mahomet, IL
Jun 2013 – Jun 2015

Dance Instructor – Savoy Recreation Center
Format: Group Classes | Styles: Ballet (ages 3-10) | Location: Savoy, IL
Sep 2014 – Feb 2015

Yoga Instructor – YMCA
Format: Group Classes | Styles: Ashtanga | Location: Champaign, IL
Jul 2014 – Aug 2014

Yoga Instructor – Urbana Park District
Format: Group Classes | Styles: Vinyasa | Location: Urbana, IL
May 2012 – Jun 2012

Yoga Instructor – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Format: University course | Styles: Vinyasa | Location: Urbana, IL
Oct 2011 – Nov 2011

Dance Instructor – McLean County Dance Association
Format: Group classes | Styles: Ballet (ages 6-15) | Location: Bloomington, IL
Aug 2010 – Aug 2011

Event Director and Lead Trainer Experience

Ashtanga Yoga Intensives

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Intensive
November 3-5, 2017 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
October 9-11, 2015 at Ashtanga CU; Champaign, IL

Ashtanga Yoga Week-long Retreat
March 21-26, 2016 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
March 23-28, 2015 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Foundations of Flow – Ashtanga Day Retreat
May 6, 2017 at Amara Yoga & Arts: Urbana, IL

Yoga Teacher Trainings

40 hour Continuing Ed for Yoga Teachers
January 24-May 15, 2015 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

200 hour yoga teacher training
May 26-June 27, 2015 (intensive format) at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
September 12, 2014-April 19, 2015 (weekend format) at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
May 28-June 30, 2014 (intensive format) at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Yoga Workshops

Blissful Back Yoga
September 9, 2017 at Mettler Center; Champaign, IL
March 21, 2015 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
March 7, 2015 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Yoga Strong: developing physical and mental strength through yoga
September 9, 2017 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
April 1, 2017 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Blooming Lotus: a hip opening workshop
July 8, 2017 at Main Street Yoga; Bloomington, IL
February 25, 2017 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Firm Roots, Soft Heart: a backbending workshop
Apr 22, 2017 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Intro to Ashtanga Yoga
January 23, 2015 at Main Street Yoga; Urbana, IL

Ways to Relax
September 12, 2015 at Health in Harmony; Urbana, IL

The Closing Sequence of Ashtanga Yoga
February 8, 2015 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

The Power of Breath
January 31, 2015 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
March 1, 2014 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Befriend Your Core
November 1, 2014 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Advanced Asana: Flexibility, Splits and Backbends
August 9, 2014 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Advanced Asana: Headstands
August 2, 2014 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
May 10, 2014 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Meditation in Motion: A Kripalu-style Approach to Yoga
January 11, 2014 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL
August 24, 2013 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

Yoga Offsite

Moon Circle: cultivating communities of sharing
Sep 4, 2016 at Sukhava Bodhe Yoga Festival; Paw Paw, IL

Ashtanga Yoga in the Park
Aug 6, 2016 at Meadowbrook Park; Urbana, IL

Allerton Park Weekend Yoga Retreat
November 14-16, 2014; Monticello, IL

Lightness: Finding Ease and Joy in the Practice
September 25, 2014 at Allerton Park; Monticello, IL

Dance and Performance

Sane rants and heart circles (a dance performance)
July 14, 2017 at Amara Yoga & Arts; Urbana, IL

JELLO Performance Series
June 6, 2017 at Links Hall; Chicago, IL

Narratively: a story series
May 28, 2017 at Parasol Records; Urbana, IL

Beginner Ballet for Grown Ups
April 1,8,15, 22, 2017 at Defy Gravity; Champaign, IL

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