As an Experienced Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 200 as well as having completed my advanced studies earning the designation RYT 500 I am qualified to teach in teacher training programs. My strengths as a teacher trainer include in depth understanding of the psychology of asana and yogic practices. In other words, what happens to our brains and central nervous system on the mat? This comes from my study of psychology as I am now stepping into the role of psychotherapist as well as from my own committed daily practice. I have spent years studying root texts of yoga including The Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, selections from The Upanishads and The Bhakti Sutras among others. I believe a committed practice of Swadyaya based on root texts and self study enhances the experience of being both a student and teacher of yoga. I bring the Bhakti tradition to my teaching, infusing teaching training with the yoga of the heart. I have been playing harmonium and chanting for my weekly public classes for two years and many of my students feel this is what brings them to my class, among the hundreds of classes one can choose from weekly in the yoga mecca that is Asheville, NC. Recently, I have devoted much time in continuing education to the inquiry of anatomy and physiology, mainly studying with Master Teacher Lillah Schwartz. From Lillah, I have begun to understood just how complex and miraculous the body is, especially the female pelvis. As a teacher trainer I bring finely detailed instruction and attention to alignment in service of Mindfulness and safety.