We do our best work when we are happy, healthy, and supportive of one another as whole people. I am passionate about living this idea as fully as I can, and helping others to develop their own approach to wellness as an integral part of a good life.
This work is integrated with my research and teaching -- there are important connections between theory and practice, yoga and philosophy, teaching and mentorship in the broadest sense of the word. If you or your community are interested in bringing me to present on any of these topics, please feel free to contact me.
Wellness Advising at Penn
I am the Wellness Advisor for Penn's Philosophy Department. The primary role of the Wellness Advisor is to support graduate students in the philosophy program by providing informal advice and counseling about any issue related to well-being. I also provide support to undergraduate students, and information to students and faculty about campus resources.
I am a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) and avid practitioner. Yoga has profoundly helped me in life, and I love sharing this powerful practice with others. I provide alignment-based instruction focused on helping students explore, challenge themselves, heal, and grow.
I am also available to present on yoga and philosophy at yoga studios, including yoga teacher trainings.
I formally and informally mentor philosophers and cognitive scientists at various stages of their careers. This includes mentorship through the Job Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy.