Resumé

Summary
• My mission is to empower patients, clients, and students with the benefits of integrative health, and help them apply this knowledge in a way that positively impacts their health and well-being. I have been teaching yoga since 2011 at numerous locations in Orange County, and I developed the curriculum and teaching manuals for the Orange Coast College Yoga Instructor Training Program, where I have certified more than 200 students since 2017. I specialize in therapeutic yoga, breathing techniques, visualization, and meditation. In 2022, I began teaching in the Orange Coast College Integrative Health Coach Certificate Program, which was initially funded by the Samueli foundation. I am team-oriented, client-centered, a problem solver, an active listener, and an adventure seeker. I look for new opportunities that challenge me, and I celebrate the successes of those around me.

Education and Certifications
• Fitness Trainer Certificate, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, In progress
• Integrative Health Coach Certificate, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, In progress
• Master’s Degree in Yoga Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, August 2015-2017
• 800-Hour Clinical Certification, Levels 1-4, Yoga Therapy Rx, LMU, Los Angeles, CA, 2011-2014
• 250-Hour Certification, The Breathing Space, Viniyoga Teacher Training, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
• 200-Hour Certification, Hot Power Fusion Teacher Training, Core Power Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA, 2011
• 200-Hour Certification, Power Yoga Teacher Training, Core Power Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA, 2011
• Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Media Studies and European Studies, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, 2005-2007
• Associate’s of Arts Degree, Linguistics, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, 2000-2002
• Associate’s of Arts Degree, Acting, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena, CA, 1995-1997

Employment
• Fitness and Wellness Seasonal Instructor, Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico, 2022-present
• Yoga Teacher Training Lead, Herbaculture Yoga, Lead Trainer, 2021
• Yoga Therapy Mentor, Optimal State Yoga Therapy, Big Bear, CA, 2020-present
• Adjunct Professor, Yoga and Integrative Health, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, 2014-present
• Yoga Educator and Yoga Instructor, UC Irvine Campus Recreation, Irvine, CA 2014-present
• Yoga Instructor, Kingston Technologies, Fountain Valley, CA, 2016-2022
• Yoga Educator, Yoga Teacher Training Lead, Rise Yoga HB, Huntington Beach, CA, 2016-2020
• Yoga Therapist, Orange County Pain and Wellness Center, Santa Ana, CA, 2015-2020
• Yoga Educator, Yoga Teacher Training Lead, Yoga Instructor, Spectra Yoga, Costa Mesa, CA, 2015-2020
• Yoga Therapy Clinical Mentor, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 2015-2016
• Yoga Therapist, University of California, Irvine, Men’s Basketball Team, Irvine, CA, 2013-2015
• Yoga Therapist, SportsCare Chiropractic, Huntington Beach, CA, 2015
• Adjunct Professor, Yoga, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, 2015
• Private Yoga Therapist, Huntington Beach, CA, 2014-present
• Yoga Therapist, Venice Family Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
• Yoga Teacher Training Lead, Core Power Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA, 2013
• Extensions Coach, Core Power Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA, 2013
• Wellness Cleanse Coach, Core Power Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA, 2012-2013
• Yoga Instructor, Core Power Yoga, Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, CA, 2011-2016
• Yoga Instructor, CSU Long Beach, Student Recreation & Wellness Center, Long Beach, CA, 2011-2013
• Membership & Marketing Coordinator, SRWC, (CSULB), Long Beach, CA, 2010-2015
• Promotions and Publications Manager, UC Irvine, Campus Recreation, Irvine, CA, 2007-2010

Professional Presentations, Workshops, and Retreats
• Rancho La Puerta, Breathing Techniques for Optimal Health, Presenter, 2022
• Sequoia Equities, Wholistic Happiness, Presenter, 2021
• Orange Coast College, Art of Teaching, Lead Trainer, 2020, 2021
• Rise Yoga HB, Panama Yoga Retreat, Retreat Leader, 2019
• Precision Resource, Three Tips to De-Stress, Presenter, 2018
• W&R Studios Presenter, How to Meditate, Presenter, 2018, 2019
• Spectra Yoga, Goddess Therapy, Presenter, 2018
• Rise Yoga HB, Continuing Education, Lead Trainer, 2017, 2019
• Flex Day, Orange Coast College, How Yoga Can Improve Your Quality of Life, Presenter, 2016-2022
• SYTAR Yoga Therapy Conference, To Hold the Breath or Not to Hold the Breath, Presenter, 2016
• UC Irvine, Yoga Day, Bhavana, Presenter, 2014

Continuing Education
• Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Nrithya Jagannathan and KYM Senior Teachers, 2021-present
• Yoga After 50, Larry Payne, June 2020
• Optimal State, Physical and Mental Health, Amy Wheeler, 2019-2020
• Trauma Informed Yoga Training, Zahabiyah Yamasaki, 2018
• Krishnamacharya Essentials, Amy Wheeler, 2017-2018
• Yoga Medicine, Tiffany Cruikshank 2017
• Yin Yoga Certification, Melissa Christensen, 2017
• Chakra Workshop, Kori Strobl, 2016
• Yoga Therapy Case Studies, Amy Wheeler, 2016-2019
• IAYT Grandfathering Practicum, Amy Wheeler, 2013-2014
• Ayurveda Skills for Living, Eleni Tsikrikas, 2013
• Wanderlust Festival, 2013
• iRest Yoga Nidra Workshop, Richard Miller, 2013
• Yoga Alliance Conference, 2012
• All About the Feet, Sherry Brourman, 2012
• Wanderlust Festival, Colorado, 2012
• The Art of Adjusting and Ganesha’s Gateway: A Hip Workshop, Erika Burkhalter, 2012
• Your Next Fifty Years, Max Strom, 2012
• This Magic Moment, Alexandria Crow, 2012
• Advanced Pranayama Techniques, Surendra Mehta, 2012
• East/West Nutrition Essentials for Yoga Teachers, Terra Gold, 2012
• Advanced Bodywork for Yoga Therapists, STAMP Workshop, Eden Goldman, 2012
• Prime of Life Yoga, 50-Hour Certification, Larry Payne, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
• Chair Yoga Teacher Training, Lakshmi Voelker, Newport Beach, CA, 2011
• Power Yoga Level 2 Teacher Training, 32-Hour Certification, Core Power Yoga, Irvine, CA, 2011
• Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training, 100-Hour Certification, Core Power Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA, 2011
• Core Restore Teacher Training, 20-Hour Certification, Core Power Yoga, Huntington Beach CA, 2011

Professional Affiliations
• International Association of Yoga Therapists
• Yoga Alliance

Yoga Teaching Styles
• Chair, Gentle, Hatha, Power, Restorative, Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Therapy

Mentors
• Robert Birnberg, Chris Chapple, Larry Payne, Heather Peterson, Lori Rubenstein-Fazzio
Michael Sutliff, Amy Wheeler

Languages
• English (Fluent)
• Italian (Fluent)
• Spanish (Proficient)