Health    ~    Longevity     ~    Enjoyment    ~    Life     - Opening the Heart to New Possibilities
Causes of Happiness ~

strength and ease in the body,
a clear mind,
an open heart,
an indomitable spirit,
and living connection.

I am so grateful to the teachings, guides and fellow students who provided these moments to experience the causes of happiness and rewrite my own story.

Education/Certifications
National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certified Health Counselor & Practitioner, 2017
Ayurvedic Health Counselor & Practitioner, Radiant Living, 2017
International Assoc. of Yoga Therapists Certified Yoga Therapist, 2017
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, 2017
E-RYT 200, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, 1000+ hours, 2014
Neurosensory Relief & Regulation/Neurovascular Integration Courses Completed, 2014
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, RYT 500-hr, 2012
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, RYT 200-hr, 2010
BS, Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Training & Continuing Education
2017
The Middle Path, Analytical Meditation (Recognizing/Emptiness/the Bodhisattva Path),Lama Khenpo Kunga/Tergar, Holy Wisdom Monastery, Madison, WI, October 6-8 (Heart Sutra Transmission)

Joy of Living, Level 1, Tergar Placement & Analytical Meditations (Body/Sound/Sensation/Emotion/Space & Emptiness) with Mingyur Rinpoche, May, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2016
VIOA Panchakarma Technician Program, 8 weeks of study in Pune, India. An advanced intensive Panchakarma Ayurvedic Therapy Training Program, students develop and enhance their panchakarma therapy skill sets in theory and practice as taught by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, August 28- October 22              
Marma Chikitsa: The Inner Pharmacy, Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Institute, June 24-June 30
Pulse Reading Practicum: The impulse of Life, Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Institute, June 17-23
Emptiness and Love: How Healing Happens, Michael Stone
Ayurvedic Practitioner Intern, Radiant Living Yoga & Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Pancha Karma Practices for Transformation, P. Wickman
Embodying Ethics & Vows in Modern Life (The 5 precepts, The Yamas:           Nonviolence, Honesty, Not-stealing, Wise Use of Energy, 
          Non-greed,) Michael Stone

2015
Core Teachings of the Buddha (Engaging compassionately with the                 world as it is,) Michael Stone
The Psychology of Yoga & Mindfulness (Perception, Aversion &                     Grasping, Samsara, Samskara, Karma, Non-reactivity,                               Neuroplasticity,) Michael Stone
Sacred Activism, Andrew Harvey, The Christine Center
The New Wave of Yoga, Michael Stone
Pranayama In Depth, Michael Stone
Settling the Mind and Waking Up the Body with Michael Stone
Yoga Nidra Meditation and Overcoming Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma, Prenatal and Postpartum, American College of Nurse Midwives, The Bold Birthing Technique.

2014
Neurovascular Flow Class, Body*Brain*Flow, NVI, C. Holway
Yoga as Medicine, Yoga Therapy, Dr. Timothy McCall 
Restoring Midline Flow, NVI, C. Holway 

2013
The 5 Mindfulness Practices, Thich Nhat Hahn, Transmission & Name: "Living Connection of the Heart," Brock University, Toronto
Body Reading 101, Anatomy Trains, Tom Myers
Sensory Brain Development, The Why Behind the Wiring, C. Holway
Neurosensory Relief & Regulation, NVI, C. Holway

2012
500-hr Yoga 3 (Therapeutic Benefits): Organs, Scott Anderson (AY)
500-hr Yoga 4 (Therapeutic Benefits): Anatomy Trains, Scott Anderson (AY)
The Female Pelvic Floor, Leslie Howard

2011
500-hr Yoga #1 (Therapeutic Benefits): Structure, Scott Anderson (AY)
500-hr Yoga #2 (Therapeutic Benefits): Breath, Scott Anderson (AY)
Adaptive Yoga Level 1, Mind/Body Solutions, Matthew Sandford
Structure and Yoga Therapy, Gary Krafstow

2010
Meditation for Transformation, KYM
Intuitive Yoga, Diane Long
Ayurveda, Patricia Wickman & Pat Layton
200-hr Yoga Teacher Training, Scott Anderson, Alignment Yoga

2009
200-hr Yoga Teacher Training, Scott Anderson, Alignment Yoga (AY)
Ayurveda, Patricia Wickman

Specialties
Ayurveda
Yoga Therapy
Chair Yoga
Adaptive Yoga
Women's Health - Prenatal, Pelvic Floor 
Traditional Yoga  - accessible and student-centered
Craniosacral/Neurovascular Integration

Contact me through your email at causesofhappiness@gmail.com.