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Professional Registration Memberships
International certification in Yoga Therapy (2022). Requires a minimum 800 hours and 2 years formal training in yoga therapy/integrative medicine, including 150 hours client clinicals practicum in final year. Eligibility earned via Loyola Marymount University Yoga Studies Masters Degree and Post-Graduate Yoga Therapy programs. Continuing education (24 hours) required every 3 years to maintain credential. Annual membership dues.
Yoga Alliance registration (training 2007-2012). Formal education in yoga teacher training from an approved and accredited school of study. Requires a minimum 500 hours yoga teacher training and 2,000 hours teaching experience (met requirements 2012). Continuing education (30 hours) required every 3 years to maintain credential. Annual membership dues.
Formal Yoga Education and Training
Post-Graduate Yoga Therapy & YTRx Cert.
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (2019-2022). Post-graduate degree specializing in Yoga Therapy in combination with LMU's YTRx standard certification program, including client clinical practicum during final year of program.
Master of Arts, Yoga Studies
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (2013-2016). Emphasis in traditional Eastern philosophy, comparative mysticism and religion, spirituality, Ayurvedic principles, and Sanskrit scholarship.
Aerial Yoga, Acrobatic Yoga, SUP Yoga
Self-certified as expert in yoga with substantial education in aerial yoga (NY, CA), AcroYoga (Washington, DC, MA, FL, CA), and recreational water sports. In 2012 became master teacher trainer and program developer in these disciplines.
500-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI), Nosara/Playa Guiones, Costa Rica (2007-2012). Interdisciplinary yoga teacher training to include 200-hour level (Ann Hunt Yoga/NYI, 2007-2008), 100-hour Pranassage Practitioner (Don & Amba Stapleton, 2009), 100-hour Experiential Yoga Anatomy (Sarah Tacy, 2010), and 100-hour Inner Quest (Don & Amba Stapleton, 2012). Certified, no expiration.
Thai Yoga Bodywork
Michael Sitzer, LMT Thai Yoga Bodywork (former senior therapist trainer at Kripalu Yoga Center), California, MD (2011). Certified, no expiration.
Ashtanga Yoga (Primary Series)
Primary series immersion with David Swenson, master Ashtanga instructor (25 hours). Kripalu Yoga Institute, Lenox, MA (2011).
Triple Gem School of Thai Massage (Jennifer Yarro), Washington, D.C. (2010). Training 30 hours, plus practicum. Certified, no expiration.
Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI), Nosara/Playa Guiones, Costa Rica (2009). Certified, no expiration.
Children's Yoga Cert.
Yoga Fit for Kids, California, MD (2007). Certified, no expiration.