I'm an educator with over 25 years experience working with youth and adults of all ages and backgrounds, and in a variety of roles:
Mindfulness - The Mindful Schools curriculum is the foundation of my work with students and teachers, and I received certification as a Mindfulness Instructor through the Mindful Schools Mindful Teacher program. I also hold certification through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, which keeps me current and grounded in best practices and a trauma-sensitive approach to instruction.
Yoga & Meditation - I have practiced yoga and meditation since 2000, and in 2003 completed yoga teacher training in the Kripalu tradition. Since then I've taught adults and children in numerous yoga studios, health clubs, schools, camps, hospitals, and private settings.
Environmental & Outdoor Education - In 1999 I completed a Masters Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at New York University, and I have 20+ years of experience developing, leading, and evaluating programs for students and teachers throughout the tri-state area.
The New York Botanical Garden, The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park Conservancy, and The Fresh Air Fund are a few of the great places I've been lucky enough to work.
I also have training in team-building, group dynamics, and experiential education from industry-leading organizations High Five Adventure Learning and Project Adventure.
One of my passions is exploring the connections between mindfulness, education, and the natural world, and I'm committed to developing programs that bring meaningful opportunities to children and adults for personal growth and a deeper connection to the world around them.
Since leaving my native New York City in 2000, I've enjoyed living, working, and playing in the beautiful surroundings of New York’s Hudson Valley.