–Breaths Together for a Change: Creating a World of Feeling and Seeing No Stranger (a 3-year somatic anti-racism and decolonization meditation program) with Tommy Lee Woon, Cinnamon Kills First and Aminah Ghaffar (Oct 2020–Current)

–Finding Freedom: White Women Taking On Our Own White Supremacy (5-workshop series) with Kari Points and Evangeline Weiss (June–July 2021)

–300-Hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Certification (TCTSY-F) through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute with David Emerson (Sept 2016-April 2017)

–Trauma and Stress Across the Lifespan: Attachment and Healing in Childhood and Beyond with Dr. Gabor Maté (January 2017) – (University of MN)

–40-Hour Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training with David Emerson and Jennifer Turner (October 23-28, 2016) – (Kripalu Yoga Center, Massachusetts)

–Certified Evolutionary Astrologer – Level 1 & 2 through the Steven Forrest Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship Program (3 years: May 2014–Nov 2016) – (San Diego, CA)

–Priestess Process – New Earth Priestess Mystery School (2014-2015) – (Minneapolis, MN)

230-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification (2011) – Yoga Center of Minneapolis (MN)

M.A. Philosophy and Religion (Emphasis: Women’s Spirituality, Feminist Philosophy & Buddhist Studies) (2006) — California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA)

–Swedish Massage Therapy Certification (2005) — McKinnon Body Therapy Center (Oakland, CA)

B.A. Psychology (1999) — Concordia University (Saint Paul, MN)


Yoga Teaching Experience:

–Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Modules as part of Yoga Teacher Training Programs

–Trauma, the Body & Yoga – Daylong Trainings with Daniel Gaustad

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes for Womxn at The Domestic Abuse Project, The Heights Treatment Center for Women, Alexandra House, Cornerstone Women’s Shelter, Domestic & Sexual Violence Coalition of Anoka County, Centro Tyrone Guzman (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)
Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga classes

Onsite Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness Meditation Instruction


Astrological Teaching Experience:

Womxn’s Monthly Moon Medicine Workshops
Womxn’s 6–Week Astrological Series

–Astrological Embodiment Immersions (2-3 days in length)
Evolutionary Astrological Public Presentations/Talks                  

–Astrology of the ‘Moon’th Ahead Classes


Large Event Production Experience:

Minneapolis Yoga Conference Co-Founder (Co-Producer 2014-2016)


In gratitude to the teachers and places that have deeply informed my life…

Yoga and Meditation

–David Emerson – Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Certification (2013–2017, MN & MA) & TCTSY Continuing Education (2017-Current)
–Mingyur Rinpoche – Dreaming, Dying and Awareness Intensive (2016, MN)
–Benjamin Vincent – Vinyasa Krama: The Art of Intelligent Sequencing (2012, MN)
–Seane Corn – Detox Vinyasa Intensive (2011, MN)
–Dr. Indu Arora – Pranayama Training (2011, MN)
–Ayurveda Yoga Academy — Pranayama, Vinyasa (2007-2010, S. Korea)
–Barbara Voinar – Iyengar Yoga (2003-2007, CA & Costa Rica)
–Nancy Leatzow – Restorative/Hatha (2003-2007, CA)
–Bidyut Bose ‘B.K.’– Raja Yoga (2002-2007, CA)


–Transdance — Heather Munro Pierce (2002-2007, CA)
–Sweat Your Prayers — Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms Moving Meditation (2002-2007, CA)
–Soul Motion – Esalen Institute (2003, CA)

Dharma and Meditation

Mark Nunberg, Jack Kornfield, Joanna Macy, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Christina Feldman, Debra Chamberlain-Taylor, Anna Douglas, Julie Wester, Wes Nisker, James Baraz

Common Ground Meditation Center (MN)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (CA)
Tassajara Zen Center (CA)
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center (CA)
Unmunsa Women’s Buddhist Monastery (S. Korea)


Wisdom Healing Qigong — Master Mingtong Gu (2007-2010, CA)
Five Organ Sound Healing — Master Mingtong Gu (2007, CA)

Chinese Medicine and Nutrition

Traditional Chinese Medicine Intensive — Yunnan Education and Health Services (Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, January 2010)

Psychological/Spiritual Mentors

Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship Program — Steven Forrest (CA, 2014-2016)
Evolutionary Astrological Readings & Dreamwork – Anita Doyle (2007-2022)
Somatic Experiencing Therapy – Kerry Brady (2003-2010), Thea Lee (MN, 2011-2019), Marty Wolins (2020-2023)
Family & Systemic Constellations — Leroy Melhus (Berlin, Germany, 2010), Peter DeVries (MN, 2018), Barry Krost (MN, 2019), Anni Mukkala-Stinn (2023), Leslie Nipps (2023)
Animas Valley Institute Wilderness Retreat & “Nature & Eros,” — Kerry Brady (CA, 2002, 2003)


Bali (2004, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019) — Nyepi “Balinese Day of Silence,” Ceremony/Ritual
Lugu “Mother” Lake, Yunnan Province, China (2010) — Mosuo Matriarchal Community
Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand (2009) — Buddhist Pilgrimage
Malta (2003 & 2006) — Women’s Sacred Pilgrimage

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