AREAS OF SPECIALTY.
Functional Movement + Sport Specific Training
Weight Loss + Lean Muscle Gain Programs
Strength + Flexibility Development for Sustainable Yoga Practice
Mobility + Postural Assessment for Injury Prevention and Recovery
Holistic Lifestyle Coaching with Individualized Program Design
Hello! I am a continually developing and endlessly curious human being who is also a personal trainer, yoga instructor, somatic psychotherapist, and musician who believes that mindful, fulfilling movement is for every body: for the big and the small, the flexible and the inflexible, the professional athlete and the weekend warrior. With over two decades of strength and mobility training, I provide a truly unique experience in the gym, where I endeavor to develop both form and function equally and holistically. With over 15 years of dedicated yoga practice with many amazing teachers and extensive study with celebrated Physical Therapist and Yogi Harvey Deutch, I bring both confident knowledge and exultant curiosity to the mat, and hope to stir the same in all who join me. Coming from a martial arts background and a history of injury, I honor the body as the greatest teacher through exploration of its many asymmetries, strengths, and deficiencies. I focus on working smarter, not harder, and bring that same mentality to working with my clients. Needless to say, I also like to enjoy this life and the many wonders the Bay has to offer.
Essentially, I believe that strength and mobility training are not mutually exclusive with flexibility and grace. My personalized private sessions will hone in on the specific needs of your entire system, designing a hybrid of strength and mobility training, yoga, physical therapy, and mindfulness practices. Continually amazed by the complexity, elegance, and resilience of the human body-mind, I incorporate my in-depth understanding of body mechanics, neurobiology, and psychology to assist my clients’ journeys through injury or the inevitability of change.
After spending hundreds of hours observing and assisting in Harvey Deutch's Physical Therapy clinic and workshops, I also incorporate physical therapy techniques into my training and have developed a keen eye for both injury prevention as well as the safest way to heal and recover while still attaining goals such as weight loss or mass building. I have worked with amputees, spinal injuries, osteoarthritis, and clients with a host of other limitations. After seeing amazing results despite the odds, I truly believe that positive change is always possible when the various aspects of our lives come into their own unique form of alignment.
RYT-500 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor, Advanced Yoga Therapeutics, Wall Ropes
Certified Personal Trainer (ACE, NESTA, NCSF) with 5000+ sessions
Reed College | Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics, 2009
Ludwig Maximillian Universität | Munich, Germany, Linguistik, 2006
California Institute of Integral Studies | Masters of Arts in Somatic Psychology, 2019