About Me


Hello, and welcome to my website.

Yoga has been an important part of my life for the past 20 years.  It has offered insight in times of uncertainty, compassion in times of sorrow, and joy, which inevitably comes when I practice or teach.

After practicing yoga for a number of years and experiencing its many gifts, my heart was filled with the notion of sharing what I had learned.  In 2004 I received my certification to teach.  My students are energetic, insightful, brave, funny, and determined.  We work together on the bringing together of body, mind, and spirit.

My classes were the inspiration for writing “All I Need is this Chair, Yoga“.  Often, for various reasons (hip/knee replacement, back issues, injury), some students couldn’t get to the floor to do the poses.  This prompted me to start modifying poses, using a chair for a prop.  This was so helpful and empowering to my students, that the book just had to be written!

In addition to teaching and writing, I also create custom prayer beads.  I’m sure you’ve had the experience of “one thing leading to another”.  As I started meditating as part of my yoga practice, I found that holding an object in my hands helped to stay focused.  After reading Eleanor Wiley’s book on creating prayer beads, I made a strand for my personal use.  I found it to be SO helpful that I started making them for friends and loved ones.  You’re familiar with the story — as the requests came in, I decided to start a business.  BOtree Beads was born.

As you look through my website, please feel the warmth of friendship as you read about my book and my prayer strands.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Blessings on your life’s journey.