Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner/BCTMB/LMT/ACE Personal Trainer/E-RYT200
Academics Vitae

Professional Education History and CE Author Biography

Massage Therapy: An Integrative Approach for the Advanced Practitioner; Course 1: Intro to Ayurveda and Single Therapist Abhyaṅga, Intro to Herbal Theory, Case studies, Nov 17-19th,  2017, May 31st-June 2nd 2019
•    Instructor, Holistic Academy of Natural Disciplines, Sports Massage, Feb-April 2018
•    Instructor, Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute , Author of Curriculum/Manual on Ayurveda, 2013-2015
•    Instructor, ISBE 29-08 /The Soma Institute, Clinical School of Massage Therapy, Masters Program,  Ayurveda  and Indian Head Massage, May 7-14, 2012
•    Instructor, ISBE 29-08/ The New School for Massage and Bodywork, Health Sciences, Medical/Therapeutic Application of Massage Therapy, Ethics and Business Professionalism, Medical Ethics and Error Prevention, Understanding Research August 2011- August 2012
•    Teacher /Educator for YogaFit Teacher Training Systems Worldwide leading all levels of the 200 hr curriculum throughout the US/International July2002- June 2010. Over 5,000 hrs of accumulated instruction

License/Certification/Membership History
•    ABMP Member, since 2007
•    NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, 2011-2019
•    NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner 2019-current
•    Alliance for Massage Therapy Education member, 2020-2021

•    #227.008475 License No. Illinois Massage Therapist( 2007-2014) and current as of 2020
•    #MT-12626-MT License No. Massachusetts Massage Therapist(2014-2020)
•    #542635-07 Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (2007-current)
•    #20055 Registry ID No., eRYT200 Yoga Alliance, (2005-current)
•    #T55360 ACE Personal Trainer, (2000-current)
•    American Red Cross CPR/AED/Infant CPR certified,(2000-current)


Employment History
•    CAP/LMT/BCTMB at self employed 2014-current
•    Instructor, Ayurvedic Massage, Sports Massage, Holistic Academy of Natural Disciplines, Nashua, NH 2017-2019
•    LMT/BCTMB at Southport Grace Wellness Center, Chicago IL, July 2007-2014, and current as of 2020
•    Instructor of Ayurveda, Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute , 2013-2015
•    Instructor, Ayurvedic Massage, Soma Institute,Masters Program, ISBE, Chicago IL 2012
•    Instructor, The New School for Massage and Bodywork, ISBE, Chicago IL, 2011-2012
•    Instructor, XSPORT Fitness, Yoga Instructor 2002-2014
•    Instructor, Optum Health Corporate Fitness, Group Ex Instructor/Yoga Instructor/Exercise Specialist 2001-present
•    Instructor, Cedardale Health and Fitness Club, Group Ex Instructor 2014-2020

Educational Background( Massage, Yoga and Ayurveda)
•    ACE Personal Trainer Program 1999-2000, home study
•    AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, 2001-2002, home study
•    YOGAFIT TRAINING SYSTEMS (200hrs RYT approved) 2001-2005
•    Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Power of Yoga for Healing, Vitality & Spirit(15 hours) Intensives included lectures/practicum with the following instructors: Baron Baptiste,Beryl Bender Birch, Ana Forrest,Sharon Gannon,Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa,Gary Kraftsow,David Life, and Rodney Yee, Miami Beach, Florida, November 2nd-4th, 2001
•    Bosu Cardio Fusion/Reactive Strength and Power, (1.5 hours) Instructor: Ellen Lapan, August 29, 2004
•    Chicago Yoga Center, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training( Vinyasa Krama, Chikitsa Krama, Yoga Sutras, Samkhya Karika), Intensives included lectures/practicum(48 hours)Instructor: Srivatsa Ramaswami, Chennai, India,  November 1-6th, 2004
•    Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage, Level 1, Jan 4-6, 2008 (17 hours), Level 2, Jan7-11th, 2009 (34 hours) and Level 3, August 20-26th, 2010(50 hours), Instructor:Chuck Duff, Evanston , IL
•    Spinning Level 1 Certificate, group ex instructor, 2007
•    Anatomy Trains/Thomas Myers, ASIS Massage Education,( 20 hours) Instructor: Peter Ehlers, January 25-27, 2008
•    NAMA approved; Kanyakumari Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program (600hours/158 internship),
Instructor: Amanda Joy Lyon, Sept 2010-June 2011
•    Bend-2-Mend Yoga Therapy: Dynamic Restorative Yoga(32 hours), Instructor: Leeann Carey, ERYT500  January 27-30th , 2011
•    Ayurvedic BodyWork(24 hours)  ASIS Massage Education at Universal Spa Training Academy, Downers Grove, IL
Basics of Panchakarma and Ayurveda, Abhyanga, Mukha Abhyanga Udvartanam, Shirodhara, Shirovasti and Marma
Instructor: Dr. P.N Hari, from Kerala, India , July 28-31st, 2011
•    NAMA  approved Kanyakumari Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (500hours/240internship),
Instructor: Amanda Joy Lyon, Sept 2013-2018
Note* due to Kanyakumari school closing, I was accepted into Kerala Ayurveda Academy, and complete clinical CAP internship hours in 2018.
•    Kanyakumari Certified Panchakarma Technician Training MarmaChikitsa(20 hours)Level 4, January 24-26th, 2014
Instructor:Corinna Maharani
•    Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC; Consciousness and Healing in Ayurveda and Yoga,Intensives included lectures/practicum May 1-3, 2015, Edison, NJ
•    12th Annual NAMA Conference Breakout Session Sattvavajaya Cikitsa: The Conquest Of Truth As A Therapeutic Tool Breakout Session Instructor: Arun Deva, April 16th 2016 (8 PACE credits)
•    ACE approved (2.0 credits), Exercises Etc, Sports Injuries Guidebook , May 30th 2016 Home study
•    Oncology Massage Therapy 4 day course   (32hours)
Instructor: Tracy Walton and Associates      Nov. 10-13th, 2016
•    NCBTMB approved (4.5 hours)Cupping Massage, Holistic Academy of Natural Disciplines, Instructor: Desiree Misco,  Feb 25th, 2017
•    NCBTMB approved( 9 hours), Thai on the Table, Holistic Academy of Natural Disciplines, Instructor: Desiree Misco and Isarat Landry, April 9th, 2017
•    2nd annual INDO US "Heal The Hurt " Yoga and Ayurveda Conference, 2 days @ Harvard Medical School , Intensives included lectures/practicum Boston MA coordinated with AYUSH, INDO US, and S-VYASA. (NAMA Pace 18 credits) May 20-21st, 2017
•    NAMA approved; Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Certified Panchakarma Technician, Intensives included lectures/practicumInstructor: Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath, BAMS, Academy Director of Kerala Ayurveda USA(50 hours) Jan 18-21, 2018
•    ACE approved (2.0 credits), Exercises Etc, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook 5th edition, homestudy,completed 2018
•    Erik Dalton: Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques Instructor: Paul Kelly, November 24-25th, 2019 Boston (24 hours)
•    MaddDogg Athetics/Spinning Instructor( Level 1 recap), completed March 2019
•    Real Estate Institute is IDFPR Licensed Education Provider # 515.000001,Sexual Harassment Prevention, (1 credit) completed Nov 2020
•    ACE approved (1.0 credits), Exercises Etc, Plant Based Sports Nutrition Guidebook, homestudy/Exercises Etc,completed 2020
•    ACE approved (1.0 credits), Exercises Etc, Myofascial Release Guidebook, homestudy/Exercises Etc,completed Dec 2020
•    Harassment & Discrimination Training for OPTUM HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS, completed Jan 2021
•    MaddDogg Athetics/Spinning Power Instructor( Advanced Training), May 2021
•    NASM Integrated Balance Training, homestudy,(.3 CEU) completed May 2021
•    NASM Integrated Flexibility Training, homestudy,(.3 CEU) completed May 2021

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