Samantha has studied yoga in the Iyengar and Ayurvedic style for 15 years. She is a E-500 RYT and certified to teach 500 hour yoga teacher trainings and continuing education for yoga teachers. Samantha teaches workshops on yoga and anatomy, alignment and sequencing of yoga, modification for injury, prenatal yoga, and understanding the chakras through asana, chanting, pranayama and meditation. She creates curriculum for yoga teacher training programs and healing arts school. Samantha is the lead teacher and director of education at the Costa Rica School of Yoga.
Samantha holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Colorado State University in biological science, with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2004 and is a certified E-500 RYT yoga instructor. Her passion is teaching and sharing knowledge about the human body. Her comprehensive massage training includes deep tissue, structural integration, myofascial, pre- and post-natal, lymphatic, and trigger point therapy. She recently began training in cranial sacral therapy.
Samantha has extensive experience working with injury and rehabilitation, buttressed by her clinical and sports massage training. Samantha has gained over 1500 hours of clinical experience working in an occupational health clinic, under the guidance of Dr. Karen Weisman, MD. She also spent several years working as a doula and assisting women in childbirth using massage, herbs and breathing techniques.
She has taught musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology, pathology, body mechanics, and massage technique in various massage schools, doula trainings and yoga teacher trainings.