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.
In addition to teaching yoga classes at Yoga Diva Harahan, I teach at Ochsner Fitness Center Heritage Plaza in Metairie and at ZOO Health Club in Kenner. I work part time doing Spanish-English interpretations for injured Hispanic workers at the 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.
I enjoy a few volunteer activities in the NOLA area, two of which are with radio stations. A special one is with WRBH 88.3 FM, Reading Radio for the Blind and Print Handicapped, where in addition to reading each week, I have taught a few yoga classes. It's also fun working the phones during the WWOZ 90.7 FM membership drives and working in their Hospitality Tent during Jazz Fest. Once a week I am a yoga instructor 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 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