After taking classes with various TryYoga instructors, I did my teacher training under Laura Fiedler-Ates (TriYoga teacher, New Orleans Yoga Pioneer and Master Raja Yoga Teacher), getting my TriYoga teacher certifications in 2011 and 2012.
I have participated in retreats and workshops in Louisiana with TriYoga's founder Kali Ray (Kaliji), retreats in Costa Rica and in Jamaica with TriYoga Boston's Beth Gold-Bernstein, and additional workshops with TriYoga's Senior Level Teachers from Santa Cruz, the home of TriYoga.
When I am not teaching yoga classes at Yoga Diva Harahan, I am teaching at Ochsner (formerly Elmwood) Fitness Center Heritage Plaza location in Metairie, or at ZOO Health Club in Kenner, I may be doing Spanish-English interpretations for injured Hispanic workers at their doctor's office or at physical therapy.
I was a life-long Spanish teacher before "re-wiring" as a yoga instructor. I am also certified in Command Spanish® and in English as a Second Language, and have taught these courses at businesses in the New Orleans area.
A volunteer activity that gives me joy is reading each week on WRBH 88.3 FM, Reading Radio for the Blind and Print Handicapped. Others are working the phones during the WWOZ 90.7 FM membership drives and working in their Hospitality Tent during Jazz Fest. I also volunteer yoga classes at the New Orleans Job Corps Center, introducing yoga to teens.
My hobby is photography. I look for the special in what might seem ordinary. Nature, festivals, musicians, architecture, animals and humans populate my photos. In both photography and in yoga, I get a deeper feeling of life and of being connected to universal energy.
I love language. I love yoga. I love life.
From personal experience I know that yoga works and that it is never too late to begin!
Please contact me for additional information or to register for a class.
Certified TriYoga Instructor/ Owner Yoga Diva Harahan