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Learning, teaching and entrepreneurship are inextricably intertwined in my life.



2019 PhD Student 
Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Graduate Research Assistant in Physical Activity and Community Implementation (PARCI) Lab

 2017 MS Health Sciences
Integrative Medicine – George Washington University

2004 MA Educational Technology Leadership
Educational Leadership – George Washington University

1999 BS Education
Family and Consumer Sciences – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Public School Teaching

H.B. Woodlawn Program
- Arlington Public Schools
10thGrade English Elective – 9 Weeks
Focus on integration of reading and writing within the context of entrepreneurship

Thomas Jefferson Middle School
- Arlington Public Schools
Family and Consumer Sciences
Taking Charge – Pregnancy Prevention for 8thGrade Girls
International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program 

Swanson Middle School
- Arlington Public Schools
Taking Charge – Pregnancy Prevention for 8thGrade Girls 

Kenmore Middle School
- Arlington Public Schools
Family and Consumer Science
Taking Charge – Pregnancy Prevention for 8thGrade Girls
Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Advisor 

Teenage Parenting Programs
- Arlington Public Schools
Family and Consumer Science
Labor & Delivery, Pre and Post Natal Nutrition, Breast feeding, Child development, Physical Education
Jefferson Middle School
Taking Charge – Pregnancy Prevention for 8thGrade Girls
Daily split between schools in order to meet teaching needs of a successful Middle School Program and the intensive needs at the Teenage Parenting Programs.

Culpeper County High School
Nutrition, Occupational Foods, Independent Living
Indoor and Outdoor Assistant Track Coach
Created Culpeper’s first ever After Prom Party for 750 students 

Public School Teaching Distinctions
2008 Received scholarship to International BaccalaureateTraining for Middle Years: Design and Delivery of IB Programming 
2006 National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)
2003-2007 Elective Team Leader
2000 Nominated, Teacher of the Year – Culpeper County High School

Yoga Training 

2018 Toronto Yoga Conference
Tiffany Cruikshank,L.AC, MAOM, E-RYT - Intensives on SI dysfunction and Proprioception & Neuroscience in Yoga
Dr. Blake Martin - Review of Research: Neuroscience and Yoga

 2016 Toronto Yoga Conference
Dr. Ray Long FRCRC,  – Anatomy and Biomechanics
Jason Crandell – Core Engagement as Support for Inversions and Arm Balances
Tiffany Cruikshank,L.AC, MAOM, E-RYT – Core As Injury Prevention

 2014 India
Govindas – Spiritual guide through temples, towns and rivers
Sadvi – Parmath Nikitan – Individual Sutra Study and Intentional Volunteering
Hari Krishna Temple in Vrindavan – Lecture/Discussion on Connecting the Ancient Hari Krishna Mantra to ISKCON 
Fort Palace Neemrana – Lectures series on Modern Indian Delineation between Culture, Spirituality & Yoga Practice

2013 100 Hours of Bhakti and Ayurveda Immersion
Saul David Ray, Manoj Chalam, Girish, Mas Vidal

 2012, 2015, 2016 100 Hours Dr. Ray Long
Anatomy, Biomechanics & Research Updates
McLean Virginia, Blue Spirit Costa Rica, Toronto Canada

 2011 Chakra Alignment Training 
Saul David Ray & Namdi 
Venice, California 

2009 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 
Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica

2009 50 Hours Independent Study
Yoga Curriculum Development and Manual Writing 
Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica 

2009 100 Hour Heart-Rise Children’s Yoga 
Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica

2008 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Ma Yoga, Mia Borgatta, Washington DC

2007 Shiva Rae
Pathways of the Flow: Anatomy
Kripalu, Massachusetts  

2006 100 Hour Pranassage Practitioner Training
Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica

 2005 200 Hour Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training
Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica 

2002 YogaFit Teacher Training
Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Yoga Festivals and Events

2015 Wanderlust Snowshoe, Yoga and Music Festival

2014 Wanderlust Stratton, Yoga and Music Festival

2013 Bhaktifest Midwest, Bhakti chanting, Meditation and Yoga Festival

2012 Bhaktifest, Bhakti chanting, Meditation and Yoga Festival

2009 Chant for Change, Bhakti event in Washington DC

2009 Om Ball for Obama Weekend Events emphasizing Ritual in all things, Inaugural Ball for President Obama

2005 Yoga Journal Conference – San Francisco

Yoga Alliance and Distinctions


2018 – Arlington Sun Gazette Yoga and Pilates Teacher of the Year

2014 – Present Owner, Lead Teacher, Registered Yoga School – 85 Hour Prenatal

2010 – Present Owner, Lead Teacher, Registered Yoga School 200 Hour

2008 – 2010 Member, Board of Directors, YoKid ... Stretch Your Limits

2008 Yoga Ambassador LuluLemon Athletica

Yoga Festival & Event Teachings

2016, 2017 County Fair 
Taught 150-200 people in free community class
Arlington Virginia

2015 #OptOutside 
Guided two mile neighborhood walk with five Yoga stops in community parks 
85 people in attendance ranging in age from one month to eighty-five years
JOURNEYoga, Arlington Virginia

 2014 Love Your Body Yoga Festival 
Taught Earth Connections-themed class
300 students
Reston Virginia

2009 Cherry Blossom Festival Yoga Teacher 
750 students
Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin, Washington DC 

Yoga Teacher Training Taught

2015 – 2018 200 Hour Yoga School Teacher Trainings
4 Cohorts
150 hours of content paired with 50 hour teaching mentorships

2014 – 2018 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
3 Cohorts
75 Hours of content paired with 10 hour teaching mentorships

 2010 – 2014 200 Hour Teacher Trainings 
4 Cohorts
200 hours of content blended with practice teaching experiences

International Retreats Led

2015 20 True Nature – Yoga & Meditation in the Jungle
Pavones Yoga Center, Costa Rica 

2013 Adventure & Yoga
Pavones Yoga Center, Costa Rica 

2008 Yoga Teacher Training Immersion 
Nosara Costa Rica


2017 Perdue North West
Presented various stakeholders, Administrators, Faculty and Student Support
Proposed new program creation to transform a lifeless Health Sciences program into a vibrant program based around combining three of five minors to make a major: entrepreneurship, nutrition, yoga, health coaching and stress management. 
Industry trends and workforce development statistics showed potential success for change

2015 – present Entrepreneurship 
One on One Consultations with individuals looking to start or improve their small business 
Writing Vision and Mission Statements
Establishing business plan suitable to acquire bank backing
Understanding commercial leases
Evaluating business budgets
7 businesses/owners impacted

2010-2011 Yoga Alliance
Bi-weekly meetings to investigate direction of action for Yoga Alliance
Facilitated small group work looking at standards for Yoga Schools
Facilitated small group work looking at Certification and Licensure for Yoga
Researched and presented comparisons of yoga training and scope to other similar professions 

Curriculum Development

Yoga School - Competency Based Education (CBE) in Yoga
Converted seat time curriculum into Competency Based Education
Content Goals Developed and aligned with specific Assessments
Courses taught with clear focus for students and teachers
50 Hour Individual Mentorships are based upon assessment outcomes and student confidence
JOURNEYoga, Arlington Virginia

2003 Day of Peace
Full day, full school focus on Anti-Bullying
Led team of 7 teachers and one administrator to write create curriculum and plan event
Unique curriculum for 6th, 7thand 8thGrades
Keynote speaker
57 High School peer counselors led activities 8thGraders
Teachers implemented curriculum creating a school wide vocabulary and procedure to address bullies
750 Students in attendance
Arlington Public Schools, Arlington Virginia

 2002 Early Sexualization of Girls
After an extensive literature review by the American Psychological Association (APA) on the Early Sexualization of Girls, evidence was revealed.
Curriculum created to educate stakeholders: Parents, young girls and boys, teachers, counselors/therapists and industry leaders
APA held town hall meetings on the topic to translate evidence into better practice
American Psychological Association, Washington DC

Training Manuals Written

2014 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Manual
Digital Training manual to accompany 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Focus on Pregnancy and subsequent interaction with Asana and Meditation Practice
Includes Interactive Chapter Quizzes, Glossary and Resources
10 Chapters
147 Pages 

2012 200 Hour Teacher Training Manual
Digital Training Manual to accompany 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program
Balanced content informing Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy and Teaching Pedagogy 
Includes Chapter Reviews, Indexed Glossary and Resources
18 Chapters
230 Pages

Business Ownership

2017 – Current, Half Asana Acres, LLC
Retreat Center for Yoga and Promotion of Well-Being
Lead Teacher
Retreats include healthy-fresh food, lodging and class content
37 Acres, 10 Beds, Room for 25 Yoga Mats, Miles of hiking and trees for hammocks
Pembroke Virginia 

2007 – 2018, JOURNEYoga, LLC
In 11 years JOURNEYoga had 2 locations, 8 Managers, 59 Teachers and 11,635 unique students.
As a neighborhood studio, JOURNEYoga had students throughout the lifespan including prenatal, kids and yoga for seniors as well as a cross section of the socio-economic spectrum.
JOURNEYoga taught Meditation, Core focused, Challenging and relaxing yoga classes
Arlington, Virginia

Workshops Taught

2007 – Present Workshops Scheduled by Student Interest
2 Hour Workshops
All have handouts

 Anatomy and Alignment Focus
Spine Health
Anatomy for Yoga Students Series: Shoulders, Hips, Spine & Core
The Core of it All -Physical Focus
The Iliopsoas in Practice 

Yoga And…
Yoga and Running: Form and Focus
Yoga and Running: Stretch and Strength
Yoga and  Skiing: Stretch and Strength  

Family Focus
Partner Yoga
Prenatal Partner Yoga
Heart-Rise Children’s Yoga 

Asana Focus
Arm Balances
Chattarunga Immersion 

Philosophy Focus
Yamas & Niyamas
Ganesh, Nataraj, Hanuman and Krishna
Bhakti Yoga and Chanting
Yogic Texts - Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and/or Upanishads

Additional Experience

2010 – 2015 Doula
Assist mothers and fathers during labor with focus on movement, breath, stress reduction, natural pain relief and navigation of the stages of labor and delivery
10 Babies 
Arlington, Virginia 

Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy
2018 Front Desk and Physical Therapy Tech
Learned insurance process and language from medical provider perspective
Assisted patients with therapeutic exercise as directed by Physical Therapist
McLean and Falls Church Virginia