I am a certified personal trainer (CPT, ACTION Personal Trainer Certification), registered yoga teacher (RYT-200, Yoga Alliance), and a personal climbing coach and trainer, as well as a published professional writer. I also happen to have a bachelor’s degree in modern European history from Harvard University.
I started climbing in the early 90s. For almost 20 years, I just climbed as training for my climbing. While logging time climbing is inarguably an essential component of intelligent training for climbing, “just climbing” isn’t necessarily the most efficient or effective training in and of itself — especially if you’ve been climbing for a long time already. However, it wasn’t until the late 2000s that I started exploring training for climbing beyond “just climbing.” After applying training techniques to myself and seeing positive results, I began an online climbing coaching service in late 2008.
I currently balance rock climbing with my expanding yoga practice, which now includes teaching yoga to others. Teaching yoga allows me to share the joy of movement in the moment and uniting the mental and physical with far more people than climbing; it’s accessible and doable no matter who you are. As Christina Brown says in The Yoga Bible, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.” To learn about current and upcoming class offerings, please visit the Yoga Classes page of this website.