Valerie is a teacher of Yoga and an Ayurvedic Wellness Educator who is passionate about the combination of these two practices for health and happiness. She teaches intentionally sequenced Hatha and Restorative classes, with an adaptive feel. Under Judith Hansen Lasater’s instruction, she became a certified Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher. Valerie trained with gong master Mehtab Benton and loves incorporating vibrational healing into her classes; expect to hear a tingsha, chime, singing bowl, or gong! In addition to public and private yoga instruction, Valerie produces adaptive Hatha, Restorative, Chair Yoga, and Sound Healing videos for her YouTube Channel. Tune in! Outside of teaching yoga, she is a Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Educator and the Creative Content Manager for vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda.

Jai Guru Dev


  • 200-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher, 2012
  • Relax & Renew Trainer, Restorative Yoga, 2013
  • Gong Yoga, Sound Healing, 2014
  • Anatomy and Sequencing for Injury Prevention, 2015
  • Adaptive Yoga: Chair Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Injuries and/or Bigger Bodies, 2016
  • Maharishi Ayurveda Level One Ayurvedic Wellness Educator, 2016
  • The Elements of Health with Leslie Kaminoff, 2018
  • 200-Hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, 2018
  • Vedic Astrology, 2019
  • Wisdom Advanced Teacher Training Module, 2019
  • Vitality Advanced Teacher Training Module, 2019
  • 500-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher, 2019