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 Iyengar Yoga Instructor (CIYT), Certified yoga therapist (IAYT). Her passion is teaching and sharing knowledge about the human body and facilitating optimal health in her clients and students. Her comprehensive massage training includes deep tissue, sports, 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, supported by her clinical, deep tissue, myofascial 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 trained by Rima Star and assisting women in childbirth using massage, yoga, herbs and breathing techniques.
Samantha’s yoga education includes 15 years of study in the Iyengar and Ayurvedic style. She emphasizes alignment and how to correct postural deviations through yoga asana and pranayama. She also creates curriculum for yoga teacher training programs and healing arts school, including CRSMT’s Costa Rica School of Yoga.
Samantha has taught in multiple yoga teacher trainings including the Austin yoga school and is a lead teacher and director of education for the teacher training program at the Costa Rica school of yoga.