Founder, pre-school teacher, textile artist and Yoga instructor.
It brings me great joy to create playful and purposeful art for people and the places they call home. This same spirit shows itself in all that I do. Art is a very mindful process and when being completely immersed in a creative project there is a great peace to be found. The more immersed I become in the creative process the more profound its effect on my well being. This is something that I have also discovered in practicing yoga and then meditation.
All of these things combined with my love for the natural world and how we interact with it has brought me to discover the healing available to everyone when we become aware of our ability to support each other by properly taking care of ourselves body, mind and spirit.
“Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to spend my life making art. Whether I’m painting, sewing a baby quilt or teaching pre-schoolers, I let my playful spirit shine.”
I have always had a keen interest in the details of our world and how we engage in it as humans. Working with children always came natural to me and after finding yoga it became a part of my preschool classroom. Immersed in the unfolding of a series of life events, yoga became my spirit guide and naturally adopted meditation to support my well being in turn supporting my ability to be a better caregiver to my family and my students. I began to feel called to share all that I had learned with others in support of their own well being. This sparked the start of a journey into deepening my own yoga practice. First completing the Kidding Around Yoga teacher training for ages 12 and under.
This allowed me to share what I had learned in my classroom. It also inspired me to complete a 200 hour yoga teacher training. The opportunity to take a Mindfulness Based Meditation Teacher training seemed a natural progression. All of this leads to completing a level 2 Meditation Teacher Training and embarking on a new adventure as a founding member of the Balance Living Center Sangha. This new endeavor will allow me the opportunity to offer and collaborate with other mindfulness practitioners in sharing all that we have learned and experienced with others.
My aim is to enhance and enrich the lives of children and adults through the healing power of art, human creativity and connecting with nature. The pursuit of these things is my life’s work.
International Montessori Teaching Diploma
North American Montessori Center
Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori Teacher Training Program
Bachelor of Science
Nazareth College, Rochester NY
Associates in Applied Sciences
Textiles and Weaving
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training 1 & 2
March 2019: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Complete, RYT Certification
May 2018: Kidding Around Yoga Teacher Training & Certification(24 Hours)
- Kay anatomy
- Raja Yoga
- Accessible KAY
- Pre Kay
- Teen KAY
September 2014-2018: 10 Hours professional development/year
January 2014: HighScope Training, Implementation
July 2013: HighScope Early Childhood Curriculum Overview
June 2013: CPR First Aid
January 2013: Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training
Spring 2008: Preschool Disability Awareness Workshop
Summer 2004: CATCH and Family Cooks Training
Balance Living Center Sangha, founding member 2020
Yoga Alliance Since March 2019
ETSY since 2007
WICPTSA volunteer/member since 2009
- co-coordinator Seneca Artistic Showcase 2011 & 2012
- cultural arts coordinator 2009-2013
RNEST Etsy Street Team member since 2010
Girl Scouts co-leader/member since 2011
Get in Touch
We are located in the town of Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY. We can pedal our traveling art cart to you, or host a Zoom session.