Advanced Training: 200-hr RYT, Meditation, Vinyasa, Hatha, Gentle, Restorative, Chair Yoga & Mindfulness for Children & Adults, Yoga for Breast Cancer & Recovery, Fitness Education Specialist & Master Trainer, TRX Certified Trainer, Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor, Dance Teacher, Certified Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer.
Biography: In addition to teaching yoga & meditation Char is a Health, Wellness & Fitness Professional, with a background in dance and competitive sports. She also works as a Fitness Education Specialist & Master Trainer, with the privilege of training instructors throughout the US. Char has been a practitioner of Hatha yoga for over twenty years and discovered Hot Vinyasa Flow 10 years ago at the urging of her acupuncturist, which helped her in recovering from a debilitating car accident. As a result, she decided to complete her 200-hour teacher training in Vinyasa Yoga under the guidance of Shawn Shaw, 500-E-RYT and teaches Vinyasa Flow classes in both neutral & heated rooms. She also teaches Chair Yoga & Mindfulness for Children & Adults. In addition, Restorative and Gentle yoga inspired by her training with Mark Whitwell, in the tradition of TKV Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya. Char is also a Bodhi Mind & Yoga instructor trained to work with Breast Cancer patients at all stages of diagnosis, including those with post surgery lymphedema. She also completed her Meditation Teacher Training, 100-hours with David Nichtern, Senior Teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Char combines her diverse background in dance, knowledge and experience in sports and fitness with her training in yoga and meditation, to deliver classes that are not only safe and effective for the body and a healing journey inward, but also empowering, light-hearted and fun.
Statement of Care: I encourage all who practice with me to come to their mats, or chairs open to having new experiences, unattached to any previous results and to always practice with a level of awareness that encompasses self-kindness. It's good to remember that if we practice self-compassion on and off our mat, then we can easily extend compassion to all around us.