Trauma-Informed Yoga And Art Instructor

Trauma-Informed Yoga And Art Instructor

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As a certified trauma-informed yoga practitioner, I work with my clients to address their needs, while creating a safe space for mental and physical well-being.

I am highly focused on the body mechanics of yoga. Trained under world-renowned yogi Robert Boustany, I work with my clients to stretch fascia and strengthen muscle to achieve proper alignment, stability and balance. This structure forms the basis for practicing advanced postures safely.

I enjoy working with all kinds of people to help them achieve their goals. I am especially attuned to the needs of individuals who require specific care regarding emotional or physical trauma, helping them connect with their body in a way that feels safe. Both art and yoga can accomplish this in different ways.

This connection back to self weaves into all aspects of a person's life, and I am always honored to play a part in that transformation.

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Humble, TX 77396
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will typically go over what my client is looking to achive in our sessions, discuss any physical limitations, ask about special needs/requests, and go over my process. I typically employ a no-touch approach unless a person requests it.

I value open communication and understand that everyone's body mechanics are different, so I adjust postural alignment according to an individual's needs and abilities.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Houston, and I have been painting for most of my life.

I am certified with Yoga Alliance in 200 hour teacher training under Robert Boustany's Pralaya studio. In addition, I have a trauma informed yoga certification with Elizabeth Haberer. I also have a secondary English teaching certification. Lastly, I have competed in several bodybuilding competitions, receiving a 3rd place medal in my last competition. 

I teach small neighborhood groups, individual and couple's yoga sessions as well as individual art lessons.

I am currently working towards my 500 hour certification along with a therapeutic art modality called Neurographica.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

ART: Individual lessons are $75/hour.

YOGA: Individual sessions are $65/hour. A couple's session is $40 per person, and a group rate of 5 or more is $12 per person.

How did you get started teaching?

YOGA: While working through my own trauma several years ago, my therapist recommended I attend a trauma-informed yoga workshop. I felt like that was the key I had been looking for to complete my healing.

I started practicing yoga regularly, and decided I wanted to help others overcome personal barriers that sometimes talk-therapy alone can't fully address. During my teacher training, I started to understand why yoga is such a powerful practice and how much more I got out of it than weightlifting.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with the elderly, children, and people with muscular injuries.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently went to Tanzania on Safari and had fun teaching our group, which consisted of several couples in their seventies, specific movements and stretches to help with various issues. I also took some stunning photographs, a few of which I have since painted and are on my website.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would advise that student to make sure their teacher is qualified, acts professionally, within the boundaries of normal moral and ethical standards, and addresses any complaints made against that teacher.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should ask teachers about their experience as a teacher and how they will best address the needs of of the student.