I specialize in curating and leading upscale wellness experiences, with a focus on yoga, guided meditation and holistic practices, tailored for luxury resorts and exclusive retreats. My practice caters to discerning clients seeking to enhance their guest offerings with sophisticated, restorative wellness programs.
My aim is to create personalized and impactful yoga and holistic health experiences that promote wellness and balance through the integration of Ayurvedic principles and dietetics education.
Professional Skills and Expertise:
Wellness and Yoga Program Development: Proficient in the creation and execution of comprehensive wellness and yoga programs that cater to corporate clients and studio and luxury retreat participants, ensuring a rejuvenating and transformative experience.
Personalized Health Counseling and Yoga Instruction: Experienced in providing individualized yoga instruction and holistic health counseling, integrating traditional yoga with energy healing practices to support the etheric and subtle bodies, enhancing the overall wellness journey.
Stress Relief and Mindfulness Mastery Through Yoga: Skilled in guiding individuals and groups in stress reduction and mindfulness techniques, utilizing yoga as a cornerstone practice for achieving mental tranquility and emotional balance.
Group Retreat Leadership for Physical Health Reset: Adept at leading specialized group retreats focused on the reset and rejuvenation of physical health through targeted yoga practices, meditation sessions, and nutritional guidance.
Fitness-Enhancing Yoga Program Curation: Talented in designing yoga-centric fitness programs that complement the luxury wellness experience, aimed at improving physical fitness and promoting an active lifestyle.
Culturally Attuned Yoga and Wellness Instruction: Sensitive to cultural diversity, offering yoga and wellness programs that respect and celebrate the varied backgrounds of an international clientele at upscale resorts and retreats.
Interactive Yoga Workshop and Retreat Facilitation: Proven ability to facilitate engaging and educational yoga workshops, contributing significantly to the enrichment of guests’ experiences at premium wellness destinations.
Brahmrishi YogaFebruary 2005- December 2014ERYT 500
A broad and deep exploration of classical yoga that includes philosophy, research, practicums, and the entire 8-limbed path of yoga.
Kerala UniversityNovember 2011 - October 2012Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor
University of AkronSeptember 1988 - May 1992BS Dietetics
AFFA, Anatomy Trains, Coaching the body, Ascension Leadership academy, ACE, Mindful Self compassion1993 - presentCertifications in fitness, personal training, body work, Mindful self compassion, and more
Over the last 30 years, I’ve been committed to personal growth and professional development through ongoing education in yoga therapy, Ayurvedic medicine, and holistic health practices.
Self EmployedSeptember 2008 - presentHolistic Health Practitioner, Yoga Teacher
City of RavennaJanuary 2001 - September 2008Director Parks and Recreation
Strategic Planning and Program Development: Leveraged expertise in creating diverse community programming that enriches participants’ physical and mental well-being, directly transferable to designing holistic retreat experiences.
Leadership and Team Management: Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team of professionals in delivering high-quality recreational services, ensuring every guest’s experience is exceptional and memorable.
Budget Management and Resource Allocation: Proficient in managing budgets and resources effectively, ensuring the best use of funds and materials to create impactful retreat experiences.
Event Planning and Coordination: Extensive experience in organizing large-scale community events and activities, adaptable to planning and executing seamless retreat schedules and activities.
Community Engagement and Public Relations: Skilled in building relationships with community members, stakeholders, and vendors, which is essential for promoting retreats and ensuring participant satisfaction.
Facility Management and Safety Compliance: Managed public recreation facilities, ensuring they are safe, well-maintained, and conducive to a variety of recreational activities, similar to overseeing retreat venues.
Conflict Resolution and Customer Service: Adept at addressing and resolving concerns in high-pressure situations, vital for maintaining a serene retreat environment.
Program Evaluation and Improvement: Implemented methods for evaluating program success and areas for improvement, a skill important for continuously enhancing the quality of retreat offerings.
Inclusivity and Accessibility Advocacy: Championed initiatives to make parks and recreation programs accessible and inclusive, aligning with the values of creating retreat experiences that cater to diverse needs.
Environmental Stewardship: Promoted sustainable practices within park management, paralleling the eco-friendly and nature-centric ethos often embraced in retreat settings.
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