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Education and experience…

  • IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist, Comprehensive Yoga Therapy, YogaLife Institute

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT® 500, YACEP®), Yoga Alliance, trained in Kripalu and Classical traditions

  • Duke Integrative Medicine, Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training (Certificate Program)

  • Certified Cardiac Yoga Teacher (CCYT®)

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training, YogaLife Institute

  • Yoga Tune Up® Teacher & Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Practitioner

  • Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Relief Professional Training, Marlysa Sullivan, Center for Integrative Yoga Studies

  • Structural Yoga Therapy Training, Jenny Otto, BodyBalance Yoga

  • Yoga for Athletes Training, Sage Rountree

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training, Transformation Yoga Project

  • Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training (based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's MBSR program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center), Steve Flowers

  • Reiki Level 2

  • Instructor, PYP Studio, State College, PA

  • Instructor, YMCA of Centre County, State College, PA

  • Founder, Happy Valley Yoga4Good

  • Owner/Principal, Wieder Communications

  • B.A. Communications & Writing, McDaniel College

  • M.S. Marketing Communications, The Johns Hopkins University

Required disclaimer: the yoga therapy components of my practice are based on C-IAYT Certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from my status as an RYT & E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.