Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor
Born and raised in and around Boston, I turned to yoga on a whim as a last-ditch effort to combat the everyday fatigue I was feeling during my freshman year in college. Sore and shaking after that first yoga class, I was blown away by the emotional and physical transformation that the practice so quickly provided. The experience inspired me to try other forms of exercise, eventually striking a balance between yoga, running and strength training. I have since built a career in fitness and academia that is driven by a passion for helping others through kindness and compassion.
I have worked with diverse populations in fitness, healthcare and corporate settings throughout the Boston area and beyond. In addition to being a personal trainer and yoga instructor I’ve also served as a domestic violence advocate at local community health centers. Whether I’m working in fitness or violence prevention, my methodology is the same – be kind to yourself.
My approach to yoga and personal training specifically is light-hearted, fluid and allows for a practice that is firmly rooted in alignment and strength. Whether working together 1:1 in the gym or attending a yoga class, my clients can expect to walk away feeling accomplished and energized.
You’ll see me with an iced coffee every morning, even in the winter. On weekends, going for a long run outside, trying out local breweries with friends or enjoying brunch in the city (anywhere with poutine, please!).
CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIALTIES AND PASSIONS
Certified Yoga Instructor, 200 hour level with David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund – South Boston Yoga
40 Hour Advanced Asana Training with Georgia Reath and Todd Skoglund – South Boston Yoga
Certified Personal Trainer – American Academy of Personal Training
Mat 1 Pilates and Movement Principles – Balanced Body
B.A. in Journalism – Quinnipiac University
Masters in Public Health (MPH) – Northeastern University
PhD Student in Sociology – Northeastern University
Trained in Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy