I am an iRest® Certified Teacher and a registered hatha yoga teacher, RYT 200. I offer private and group classes in iRest and hatha yoga in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I also offer workshops on the integration of yoga and meditation principles with social work practice to helping professionals. In my “day job,” I am a Professor of Social Work at Western Michigan University and the focus of my academic work is primarily on studying and developing effective interventions for youth and families living with trauma or high-stress conditions. At the university, I also have administrative responsibility that involves creating healthy work environments for helping professionals who provide direct service to college students that have aged out of the foster care system. What draws me to teach iRest® Yoga Nidra and hatha yoga is the immediate and direct benefits that these body-based practices on personal well-being and connection to others. Please contact me for available classes and services.