In 2013 Olivia attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she studied under yogis Nataraja Kallio and Shree Devi, and master herbalist Brigitte Mars. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Eastern Arts with a concentration in Yoga, as well as completing over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training.
Upon graduation in 2015, Olivia registered with Yoga Alliance and began her teaching career while traveling throughout Central America, and in her hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Wanting to continue her education, Olivia came to the Outer Banks in 2016 to complete the Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Program, a program dedicated to educating yogis how to use their practice as service for others. After completing the Kunga program, through Village Yoga and Wilmington Yoga Center with her teachers Jess Moody and Kristin Cooper, Olivia was offered a full time teaching position at Village Yoga, in Duck North Carolina.
Since moving to the Outer Banks, Olivia has completed her SUP Yoga teacher training, studied sacred female sexuality with Tantra guru Kim Anami, as well as deepened her training in yin yoga. In 2018 Olivia completed a year long Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching program led by internationally recognized Ayurvedic Practitioner Katie Silcox.
In April 2019 Olivia successfully offered her first yoga and ayurveda retreat, ‘Svastha’, and has found her passion for immersion style retreat setting offerings. You can keep and eye out for more retreats from her to come! Inspired by her own life long healing journey, Olivia is dedicated to educating and empowering others to learn how to heal themselves through Ayurveda, mindful movement, and self-love. Olivia’s classes are inspired by music, nature, playfulness, and meditation. By using Kunga teachings of service through yoga, she seeks to guide students of all levels, through exploring their mind, body, and soul in finding self love; So that all can step off of the mat feeling balanced, nourished, and inspired to share that love with the world.