Credentials and Experience

Professional Background

I am an engineer by formal training, with special emphasis in electronics engineering. I received my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude from New Mexico State University in December 2000.

 

How engineering relates to my consultation offering - I'll let you determine the connection! I will volunteer the fact that I'm very technically minded and have taken plenty of math and science courses. I pay attention to detail, have an orientation around safety and think about optimal solutions to problems.

 

I worked at Raytheon, a major defense contractor, for 7 years. My career accelerated quickly in the company. I began in test engineering and eventually became a product engineer on a classified system. I worked on digital and analog/radio frequency designs. My designation assigned to me at the beginning of the 4th year of my career was an E-3 Multi-Disciplined Engineer. 

 

The Viniyoga method I am studying and training in was developed in part by a structural engineer, T.K.V. Desikachar.

 

For Yoga-Related Formally Recognized Training & Yoga Alliance Designations, I have the following:

  • 200 Hour YTT Certification - North Texas Yoga
  • E-RYT200 - Yoga Alliance (over 1600 hours teaching)
  • YACEP - Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
  • Aqua Kriya Yoga Certification Level 1 - www.aquakriyayoga.com
  • Tree Yoga Certification - www.treeyoga.org
  • IAYT Member - Training in Yoga Therapy at SYTAR 2014 - www.iayt.org
  • Yoga Wall Ropes Level 1 Certification
  • Aqua Kriya Yoga Certification Level 2 - Aqua Yoga Specialist - www.aquakriyayoga.com
  • Viniyoga Foundations Program - First Intensive April/May 2018 completed; Three Additional Intensive Modules Pending - www.viniyoga.com

Experience

The clients I work with have a wide variety of challenging conditions. They use the techniques I share with them to help them manage their conditions so that they can enjoy their life.

 

Here are the conditions my clients have:

  • Arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid)
  • Cancer in remission
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Excess weight
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Systemic lupus
  • Sjogren's disease
  • Dysplasia of hands
  • Disc herniation, bulge, degeneration
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Torn meniscus
  • Neuropathy
  • Stenosis
  • SI joint disorder
  • Pelvic floor disorder
  • Post surgical arachnoiditis pain
  • Previous surgery - scoliosis correction (rods implanted to support spine)
  • Previous surgery - disc fusion
  • Previous surgery - spinal cord
  • Previous surgery - rotator cuff
  • Previous surgery - hip replacement
  • Previous surgery - knee replacment
  • Previous surgery - foot with plate/screws inserted
  • Previous injury - broken femur bone
  • Previous injury - car-accident related injuries to spine and nervous system
  • Slip and fall related injuries

Continuing Education

Most of my continuing education is self-motivated self-study. Currently I am enrolled in the Viniyoga Foundations Program which is a two year commitment of intensive study. I have also taken the following major e-courses:

  • Yoga Anatomy by Tiffany Cruikshank, Yoga Medicine
  • Pranayama Unlocked by Gary Kraftsow, American Viniyoga Institute
  • Meditation Unlocked by Gary Kraftsow, American Viniyoga Institute
  • Yoga Therapy for Depression by Gary Kraftsow, American Viniyoga Institute
  • Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain by Aadhil Palkhivala

I heavily utilize Yoga International as a resource. I've studied a countless number of classes and articles they've released on their platform. Some of the teachers I've been influenced by are: Gary Kraftsow, Christina Sell, Roger Cole, Doug Keller, Annie Adamson, Jeanne Hieleman, Jean Mazzei. Not on that platform, but someone else I respect and have been influenced by is Dr. Baxter Bell.

 

I also have invested in a significant number of books which I constantly refer for study. The photos show some of my personal library. I have more. I happily confess to geeking out over this information. My current favorites are:

  • Yoga For Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
  • Yoga For Transformation by Gary Kraftsow
  • The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

I also receive IJYT (International Journal of Yoga Therapy) and Yoga Therapy Today publications. I am always interested reading about the clinical studies being done to show the efficacy of yoga techniques for pain management. I am very interested in partnering with a medical professional in clinical research and studies work.

Testimonies

I am requesting testimonies from current clients. Will be released soon.