TUNE was born from my personal experience — drawing clear and direct linkages of the benefits of yoga with sports performance. I want to help people discover these benefits, defusing the mystery of yoga and revealing its power — physically, mentally, even emotionally.
I am proud of my athletic accomplishments and sports participation, with a few key highlights here:
- 2013 AMBASSADORSHIPS: selected from thousands of applicants for two prominent national brands – Zico Coconut Water and YMX by YELLOWMAN
multi-year member of the US national women’s cycling team, the 7-Eleven and Lowrey’s pro women’s teams, two-time world championship medalist, numerous race or stage wins — Coors Classic, Ore-Ida Women’s Challenge, races in Europe, etc.
featured athlete in original, CLIO-winning NIKE commercial, “Bo Knows”
Colorado State Woman Athlete of the Year
- US OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
appointed to a prestigious subcommittee of the US Olympic Committee (USOC) chaired by track great, Edwin Moses
- US OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
athlete appointee as cycling national governing body representative to the USOC Athlete’s Advisory Council
started bike racing through triathlons — having won the few races completed, age group category in the Eastern Regional Championships
nationally ranked, AAU swim champion – Cincinnati Marlins under Stanford’s Skip Kenney; Ohio State champion, All-American and record holder (that record has fallen but other pool records from the ’70s still hold today); team captain – undefeated Skidmore College women’s swim team
completed four marathons; qualification for 100th and 101st Boston Marathons
former PSIA associate certified ski instructor, on staff Keystone/Arapahoe Basin, Colorado; collegiate ski team member, Skidmore College
broke, trained, showed hunter/jumper thoroughbreds for many years; participated in 3-day eventing; riding my own mounts and as a ‘hired gun’ for others; hired consultant/aid for prestigious Saratoga Race Track annual yearling sales
SAY soccer center halfback — championship Ohio team
- BROADCAST JOURNALISM
Journalist and broadcast commentator (cycling events – post pro competition) -Broadcast mediums included: ESPN, Prime Sports Network, Tour Tracker, NBC Sports, NBC/ABC affiliates around US. Print mediums included VeloNews, Inside Cycling, Bicycling Magazine, and a ‘stringer’ for major national dailies covering cycling and triathlon events.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR: I am now a full time, a certified yoga instructor – registered with the national governing body, Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). I teach numerous classes weekly and workshops year around. I continue my study in yoga, physiology, functional anatomy, nutrition and sports psychology in the form of classes, advanced workshops and industry conferences. I received my initial formal yoga teacher training through international renowned leader Francois Raoult, Open Sky Yoga, and have attended national Iyengar conferences with name teachers such as John Schumacher, Patricia Walden, Karin O’Bannon and Lois Steinberg, as well as some study with Tiffany Cruikshank, Seane Corn (vinyasa) and Leslie Kaminoff (anatomy).
CYCLING COACH: I am also a certified USA Cycling coach (with the national governing body) and enjoy working with cyclists and triathletes to hone their posture, form, efficiency, cadence, power and performance on the bike – many times combining cycling training on the bike with optimization through yoga, breathwork, nutrition recommendations and recovery off the bike. Custom plans are developed to target individual needs and goals.
INDOOR CYCLE CERTIFICATION: I am currently working toward a certification with Cycling Fusion for indoor cycle training and teaching. I currently teach indoor cycle following best practices in form, function, cadence, power and cardio.
Morgan Achilles, Lacrosse Coach, William Smith College
Melissa Butler, Record-holding Collegiate Basketball player; High School All-American
Jennifer Roberge, Massachusetts
Hannah Schickel, Team Captain, William Smith Lacrosse
Sharon Coons Radak, Ironman triathlete, road marathoner, trail run competitor
Bob Stewart, Cross-country track coach and indoor track coach, Honeoye Central Schools (NY)
Parent, Canandaigua high school men’s state finalist swimmer
Michael Priestman, competitive cyclist / longtime yoga practitioner
Brendan Brady, M.D., serious recreational cyclist and yoga newbie
For the TUNE list of classes and workshops, click here.