An Amazing Journey
Rebecca began her love affair with yoga in 1996. As a collegiate springboard diver, she suffered from spinal fractures and degenerative disk disease at the age of 19. She struggled with severe chronic pain, until she was introduced to yoga by a friend. After just one class she was hooked and has never looked back. Yoga became her medicine, her sanity, and her saving grace. In 2007, she went to India and received her certification to teach at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, and completed her advanced certification with Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2009.
While living in Okinawa, Japan she began practicing and teaching yoga on a standup paddle board (SUP). There was just nothing like exploring her deep affection for yoga with the salty air and the turquoise waters beneath her. She was the first to teach organized group SUP yoga classes on the island, starting her own company and creating her very own brand of SUP boards.
Over twenty years of practice, and 5,000 hours of teaching later, she has her own yoga school registered with the Yoga Alliance and leads 200 hr and advanced 300 hr yoga teacher trainings for eager students yearning to dive deeper into yogic philosophy. She has a passion for training teachers and guiding them through the ins and outs of yoga entrepreneurship. As a former military spouse, Rebecca has moved and started from scratch in 7 different cities. With every move, she got better at marketing, networking, and learning how to grow a sustainable yoga business. Understanding that true yoga teachers are always looking to learn, she also works as a coach for GrowYogaBiz in addition to leading her own trainings.
Rebecca has the ability to easily guide students through the challenging asanas as well as the easy ones. Drawing on her experience, it's effortless for her to creatively sequence any type of class. She is known for her ability to challenge students and build confidence at the same time. Rebecca is a registered yoga teacher at the ERYT500 level, a registered certified yoga therapist (CIAYT), is trained in Thai Massage and SUP Yoga, and has a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University at Buffalo, New York
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