Director and Instructor, Lake Merritt Yoga
May 2010 - Present
Organize and teach donation-based yoga classes and mindfulness and movement workshops. My teaching is guided by first-hand experience of finding opening through awareness of body, mind, and breath.
Dynamic Mindfulness Instructor, Niroga Institute
January 2018 - Present
Teach Transformative Life Skills Curriculum to high school students, building stress resilience, self awareness, emotion regulation, and healthy relationships. Teaching integrates body, mind, and breath awareness through simple mindfulness and movement practices.
Program Manager of Community Initiatives, The Early Learning Lab
July 2016 - May 2018
Worked with teams to improve professional development, engagement and training of caregivers and teachers of young children. Supported local school districts as they designed and implemented professional development. Created systems for tracking growth and progress.
Program Manager, Early Edge California
April 2013 - July 2016
Worked across the state to build policymaker and community leader engagement in support of increasing access to effective early learning programs; supported school districts and teachers in implementing high-quality, developmentally appropriate transitional kindergarten and P-3 alignment; worked with partners to develop instructional and administrative resources.
Field Coordinator, Preschool California
April 2009 - April 2013
Built policymaker and community leader engagement in support of increasing access to effective early learning programs; supported school districts and teachers in implementing high-quality transitional kindergarten programs, working with partners to develop implementation and instructional resources.
Career Development Committee, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
October 2009 - January 2012
Collaborated in planning and executing educational events for young nonprofit professionals; addressed large groups, moderated speaker panels, and lead facilitated networking activities; recruited panel experts, created promotional fliers and supplemental materials, outreached to event attendees and improved committee systems and practices.
EDUCATION AND TRAININGS
Bachelors of Arts Degree, Political, Economic and Social Analysis for Just Policy, Western Washington University, 2005
Upeksha Yoga Teacher Certification (200+ hours), Seventh Heaven Yoga Studio, Berkeley, 2010
Dynamic Mindfulness (14 hours), Niroga Institute, 2017
Introduction to Restorative Circle (16 hours), Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, 2016
Teaching Yoga to Youth, Trauma-informed training (15 hours), Niroga Institute, 2015
Kingian Nonviolence (16 hours), Positive Peace Warrior Network, 2011
What Young People Need to Succeed, Developmental Asset Building training (6 hours), 2006