Yoga Teacher Certifications

Kundalini Teacher Training with Kamala : March 2005
Sadhana, mantras and the study of the yogic system of chakras, energy and nadis.

Honey Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Eoin Finn : June – August 2005
Hatha and Ashtanga based sequencing, pranayama, meditation, alignment, anatomy, yogic anatomy, history, philosophy, yogic diet and lifestyle.

Arkaya Foundation Teaching Program with Maitreyi : January – April 2007 + March – May 2008
Arkavidhya, a classical style symbolizing the spirit of illumination, creating a body that is light and exudes light, understanding flow of prana in the body, dissolve and resolve conflict, centering and appreciation. Acquired tools for creating a sattvic, light and still system: Jathis, Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayamas, Mantras, Mudras and Bajans.

Applied Psycho – Neurobiology Level I with Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD : August 2008
A deep therapeutic technique for treating origin of disease. Results are the work of many physiologists, researchers, psychotherapists, psychologists, medical doctors and patients. Designed to identify unresolved psycho-emotional conflict and uncouple the unresolved conflict from the nervous system, thereby diffusing the source of stress, chronic illness/pain, accidents and limiting belief systems. Results are subtle, deep and permanent. Utilization of sequenced tapping on chinese energy points and nadis, affirmations, rhythm and sound.

Acro Yoga and Thai Massage Training with Jason Nemer and Maral Hadidi : January 2011
In depth training that introduces the full spectrum practice of AcroYoga, practices of yoga, acrobatics and thai massage, solo, partner and group practices. AcroYoga Asana Sequence, Acrobatic Strength Training Techniques, Inversions, Partner Acrobatics, Acrobatic and Therapeutic Flying, Thai Massage, and Partner Yoga.

Additional Yoga Education

Yoga Today – Hatha, Vinyasa online classes : January 2005 – 2010
Plum Village Mindfulness – teachings and practice with Thich Nhat Han : January 2005 – present
the Jiva Diva – Jivamukti Yoga podcast practice :  February 2005 – 2010
Samadhi Yoga Studio Hatha, Ashtanga, Candlelight Yoga classes : March 2005 – December 2005
AudioDharma & Zen Cast – Buddhist Teachings and Mindfulness Practices : July 2005 – present
Flow Yoga Studio – Vinyasa, Advanced Flow classes: January 2006 – December 2007
Zen Zwing – Inversion Yoga Therapy Swing : July 2006 – present
Ananda Village – Meditation, Yoga, Scripture from Swami Kriyananda, Paramhansa Yogananda : November 2006 – present
Semperviva Yoga Studio – Hatha, Kundalini, Yin, Power classes : January 2007 – October 2008
Sukha Yoga Studio
– Restorative Intensive Workshop; client assessment for limitation, injury and rehab, development and break down of sequence, focus on spine, pelvis, feet, nervous and lymphatic systems : February 2006
Krishna Das – Call and response Kirtan chanting and devotional music workshop : March 2006
Essential Massage – 3 Day Intensive Training; basic techniques for Swedish, Reflexology, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Indian Head and Facial, integration of breath and yoga postures with movements : August 2006
Yoga Outreach 3 Day Intensive Workshop – Nidra, Restorative, Yin, Laughter, Karma, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Toning, Pranayama, Mudras + Chakras, Meditation, Music + Dance : May 2007
Yoga for Kids – 3 Hour intensive workshop with Guru Maalaa : May 2008
Acro Yoga Partner – classes with Bliss Bodies at Spanish Banks, Vancouver : Summer 2008
Teacher Trainer – Nosarananda program director : 2010 – present
Kirtan – piano performance with Shyam Das at Blue Spirit : 2011
Kirtan – practice and performance with Ramesh Das at the Village and Jacob Karpio Gallery : 2011 – present
Kirtan / Devotee Host – ISKON Centro Cultural Govinda, in San Jose and Madhuvan Temple, in Belen : 2011 – present

Other Education

Yamaha School of Music
Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 Piano, Grade 4 Theory & History : Honors with Distinction
Gastown Actors Studio – Acting for Film & TV, Character Development
West Coast Actors Studio – Scene Study, Advanced Scene Study
the Art Institute – Media Arts Core Studies, Graphic Art + Design, Web Masters
Wilderness Medical Consultants – First Aid for Surfers Certification
CPR First Aid Certification

Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings everywhere be happy and free.
May the thoughts and actions of our own lives contribute to happiness and freedom for all.

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