Trainings

Advanced Somatic Experiencing Training in Sexual Abuse and Sexual Trauma with Peter Levine, February 2017.  

Wheel of Consent training with Betty Martin, January 2017.

DONA doula training with Gerri Ryan, 2009.

4 month intensive chanting and meditation, Ramana Maharshi ashram, 2004. 

Advanced Yoga Studies, Katha Upanishad with Richard Freeman, 2012. 

Year apprenticeship in Viniyoga with Trish O'Rielly and Brian Dorfman, 2000. 


Certifications + Degrees

Sexological Bodywork training with Deej Juventin and Uma Furman, 2016. 

Somatic Experiencing training with Steve Hoskinson and Sergio Oliveira, 2012-2016.

Guild for Structural Integration with David Davis, Peter Melchior, and Liz Silverman, 2001-2002.

OM Yoga Teacher Training with Cyndi Lee and Jennifer Brilliant, 1999.

Northwestern University, BS in Social Policy and African-American Studies, 1997. 

Brown University, 1991-1993.


Teaching Experience

Santa Teresa Yoga Studio, Rio de Janeiro, 2010-2014.

Led courses on Women's Spirituality and Sexuality in Portugal, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Salvador, and Belo Horizonte, 2009-2014.

Led women's yoga teacher trainings and Rolfing principles for yoga teachers at Montanha Encantada, Santa Catarina 2012-2014.

KAJYOGA trained yoga teachers throughout Brazil, Thailand, and the US, 2009-2014.

Body & Soul Adventures, Led detox yoga retreats, 2006-2007, Ilha Grande, Brazil.

Student-taught 4th grade in Denver Public Schools, 2005. 

Taught at Richard Freeman’s Yoga Workshop, 2002-2005.

Taught at Studio Be Yoga, 2001-2005.

Taught at North County Yoga Center, 2000-2001. 

Taught at Park Slope Yoga Center, 1999.

Worked at the Chicago Algebra Project, community organizing and educating for social change, 1995-1997.