Bonnie holds a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching yoga for 5 years.
Before becoming a yoga teacher, she taught high school math, dance, and snowboarding and has worked with kids and adults. As a Bend mom, Bonnie has volunteered many hours in the Bend-LaPine school system including fundraising, chaperoning, working in after school programs, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for a local charter school.
Bonnie started practicing yoga in 1999 to help relieve neck & shoulder tension from working as web developer and continued to use yoga for its healing benefits through many life stages including prenatal yoga, baby yoga and yoga physical therapy. She has applied her training and knowledge in alignment-based hatha yoga to address a variety of her own health and wellness issues including low back pain and reproductive disorders.
As a Yoga Teacher, Bonnie is dedicated to making sure her students gain the understanding and competency in their poses, and the practice necessary, to prevent injury and allow for enjoyment and healthy progress. And her smile and laughter are contagious!