My Work Story
I have a passion for wellness and created Flourish Yoga Therapy by blending my experiences in evidence based occupational therapy, psychology and Medical Therapeutic Yoga to enhance wellness in the body, mind and spirit of my clients.
I have 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings including skilled nursing, long-term care, specialty, inpatient rehab, home health, and wellness.
My education includes studying:
A bachelor of science degree in psychology that has empowered me to be perceptive of the emotional and motivational needs in my clients. I utilize this knowledge to encourage my clients and to provide a safe and comfortable environment to relieve stress, find confidence and become more self-aware.
A master's degree in occupational therapy that has enabled me to work in the medical field since 2001. As an occupational therapist, I have worked with a variety of conditions, including: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, high/low blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, fractures, head injuries, spinal pain, injuries and surgeries. As an occupational therapist, I facilitated wellness, quality of life and goal achievement with my clients by developing programs to help them gain strength, mobility and independence.
After falling in love with Ashtanga yoga in 2003, I have completed over 55O hours of yoga teacher training with It's Yoga, Professional Yoga Therapy Institute, and Organic Yoga. My experience has deepened my connection with my inner spirit and love to foster that with those that I work with.
After blending my love of yoga and my experience in healthcare, I have taken a more holistic approach... And have created Flourish Yoga Therapy and Wellness to work with clients in a class setting or privately to help them thrive in the mind, body and spirit.