Fall 2020

Section 0869 of KINES83
Techniques of Fitness Instruction -- : Aug 20 - Dec 10 2020
Class will meet on Zoom during scheduled class times.

Section 1002 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
Course attendance is flexible: students have option to attend live Zoom classes at scheduled class times or participate by viewing recorded video at another time.

Section 1034 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1049 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1492 of KFIT50
Teaching Aide -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020

Section 1602 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1749 of KINES72
Yoga Teaching Methodology -- : Oct 14 - Dec 09 2020
This class is part of the Yoga 200 - hour Teacher Training Certificate. Class will meet on Zoom during scheduled class times.

Section 2071 of KFIT6
Introduction to Yoga -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
Course attendance is flexible: students have option to attend live Zoom classes at scheduled class times or participate by viewing recorded video at another time.

Section 2372 of KINES50
Teaching Practicum -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
Students enrolling in this class must have prior approval from the Supervising faculty member.

Section 2536 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
Course attendance is flexible: students have option to attend live Zoom classes at scheduled class times or participate by viewing recorded video at another time.

Summer 2020

Section 8843 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 8844 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 8998 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Spring 2020

Section 4538 of KINES50
Teaching Practicum -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
Students enrolling in this class must have prior approval from the supervising faculty member.

Section 4607 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 4817 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 4852 of KFIT6
Introduction to Yoga -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Section 5591 of KFIT3.2
Intermediate Body Conditioning -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section is offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 2 hours per week and an additional 1 hours per week of online class time. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online.

Section 5626 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Section 6036 of KFIT3.1
Beginning Body Conditioning -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section is offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 2 hours per week and an additional 1 hours per week of online class time. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online.

Section 6240 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 6427 of KFIT3.3
Advanced Body Conditioning -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section is offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 2 hours per week and an additional 1 hours per week of online class time. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online.

Section 6513 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

B.S. Kinesiology (Fitness, Nutrition, and Health), San Diego State University
M.S. Exercise Physiology (Emphasis Public Health), San Diego State University

Current Certifications:

  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • 500-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 
  • Mat Pilates - Balanced Body
  • Barre Above Certified
  • TRX
  • Certified Health Coach
  • First Aid/CPR/AED


Past Certifications:

  • NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Personal Trainer
  • AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) Aquatic Fitness Professional
  • ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainer
  • AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Group Exercise Instructor
  • PiYo (Pilates/Yoga Certification) PiYo Instructor
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified Instructor
  • CIZE Live Instructor
Academic Experience

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa/Petaluma, CA - Aug 2008-Present

Kinesiology Instructor

- Yoga Teaching Methodology
- Introduction to Kinesiology
- Principles of Health and Wellness
- Techniques of Fitness Instruction
- Body Conditioning
- Yoga
- Step Aerobics
- Pilates Mat
- Weight Training
- Boot Camp
- Cardio Kickboxing
- Circuit Training

Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA - Mar 1997-May 2006
Health Education/Exercise Science Instructor
- Personal Health and Lifestyles
- Community/Environmental Health
- Aerobic Dance
- Total Body Fitness
- Aqua Aerobics
- Aerobic Fitness and Weight Training

San Diego Community College District - Jan 2002-Aug 2004
Health Education/Physical Education Instructor
- Health Education
- Cardio Kickboxing
- Aerobic Dance
- Fitness Activities

I have been teaching at SRJC for 12 years. Before SRJC, I taught Health Education and Exercise Science at a community college in San Diego. I have a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology (emphasis Fitness, Nutrition, and Health) and a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology (emphasis in Public Health) from San Diego State University. I am certified through ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) as an Exercise Physiologist. I have my Mat Pilates Certification through Balanced Body and Certified as a Health Coach by NSHC (National Society of Health Coaches). 

I am a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  I earned my 200 hour RYT in Integrative Yoga Therapy  in June 2010 after completing a 10 month, 200 hour YTT  locally at Bodyworks Yoga Studio w/Jean Grant-Sutton  in Petaluma (moved to POST Wellness by Design now).  I completed my 300 hour advanced YTT (Shamanic Awakening) with Kula Collective in the Sacred Valley of Peru August 2018 as a month long intensive.  My favorite physical activity growing up was dance.  I've taught group exercise classes since high school and was a personal trainer throughout college and beyond.

Currently, my teaching schedule each term includes a variety of fitness based classes such as Mat Pilates, Yoga, Body Conditioning, Weight Training, Cardio Kickboxing, or Boot Camp and lecture classes such as Principles of Health and Wellness, Introduction to Kinesiology, Yoga Teaching Methodology, and Techniques of Fitness Instruction.

I am the program coordinator for the SRJC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and also the Certificate Program in Fitness, Nutrition, and Health for students wanting to become fitness instructors or personal trainers. I also oversee the Kinesiology program at the Petaluma Campus. I currently serve as the Faculty Coordinator for Professional Development and also as a representative for the Academic Senate at SRJC. I continue to take courses, certifications, and workshops each year to stay up-to-date in Yoga, Mat Pilates, Exercise Science, and Wellness. I also teach in the community at a local fitness center (now outdoors) and do outdoor fitness sessions at local parks in Petaluma. I have a passion for making my classes inclusive and accessible for all levels and bodies, emphasizing proper body mechanics, modifications for injuries, and most importantly to have fun while enjoying a safe and effective practice.

Instructor YouTube Channel: Fitness and Yoga Videos

Professional Involvement and Community Service

SRJC:

  • Fitness, Nutrition, and Health Certificate Coordinator
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Coordinator
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinator
  • Academic Senate Representative

Professional Memberships:

  • ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine
  • IDEA - Health and Fitness Association
  • Yoga Alliance
     

All of my courses will use the new learning management system, CANVAS. Click on link or cut and paste this link into your browser: https://canvas.santarosa.edu/login/canvas
Use your SRJC portal ID and passcode to access the course materials

Honors and Awards

SRJC Academic Senate Faculty Recognition Award for Curriculum Development - Spring 2012

SRJC Academic Senate Faculty Recognition Award for Staff Development - Spring 2018