About Me

  • M.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion

  • Massage Therapy Diploma

  • Virginia Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Certified Sivananda Yoga Siromani

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

My background is a mix of student, teacher, adventurer, and seeker. Dharma-Tao Yoga, massage, and therapeutic bodywork allows me to fulfill my life purpose to serve, teach, and care for others. I discovered my life purpose through the path of surrender. I used my passion for learning to acquire proficiency in classical Yoga and various hands-on bodywork modalities with which I am able to serve and care for others. I strive to walk the path of the Yoga warrior, maintaining a healthy balance of mind, body, and spirit. My experiences, studies, and credentials include:


Formal Education

  • M.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion

  • All doctoral coursework in Organizational Behavior and Development and Systems Theory and Cybernetics

  • Masters of Business Administration

  • B.S. Ocean Engineering


Continuing Education

  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) 

  • Contemporary Cupping Methods 

  • Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT)

  • Foundations of Aromatherapy

  • Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) Jump-Starts and Internship

  • Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) Practical

  • Wellcoaches Core Coach Training (health and wellness coaching)

  • John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR)

  • John F. Thie Touch for Health (TFH)

  • Upledger CranioSacral Therapy

  • Success Unlimited Network®, LLC (life coach training)

  • Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians

  • Thai Yoga Therapy

  • Judith DeLany NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT)

  • International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Yoga Teacher Training


Certifications & Licenses

  • CPR & AED, American Heart Association

  • B-Fit University Pilates Mat certification

  • Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

  • Emergency Medical Technician certification

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt, Okinawa Kenpo Karate-Kobudo



  • American Massage Therapy Association

  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

  • IDEA Health and Fitness Association


"You have an amazing gift to go deep without setting off defenses; it is a huge gift."


M. K. ~ Reston, VA