Cookie just loves to move – from dance and athletics to outdoor activities like hiking and surfing. Her current movement explorations have brought her to martial arts and yoga. She began training Capoeira in 2000, brought about the first official school of capoeira in the Philippines and travelled the world for this art form. She currently trains and teaches under Axé Capoeira Philippines. She began Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008, competed for a few years, and currently trains under Origins BJJ, always ready to assist in classes when the need arises. She started her yoga deep dive in 2012, soon receiving training and certifications to teach different styles. Cookie is always a student, open to learn from anyone and willing to share her passion for movement with both children and adults.

Yoga & Related Certifications

* Yoga for Connection, Healing & Resilience Practice Program | Yoga for (ongoing)
* Embodied Facilitation & Community Practice | Yoga for Humankind (ongoing)
* Yoga, Social Justice & Spirit | Yoga for Humankind 2021
* Trauma-Informed Yoga Foundations | Yoga for Humankind 2020
* Yoga Trapeze Teacher Training | Yoga Body 2018
* Rehab Essentials & Rehab Masterclass | Rehab Trainer Australia, 2017 & 2018
* Dual Zone Myofascial Release | Functional Institute of Singapore, 2017 & 2018
* Traditional Chinese Medicine Workshops | Ateneo de Manila University Chinese Studies Program, 2016 – 2019
* 30hr Kids & Family Yoga Teacher Training | Rainbow Kids, Yoga 2016
* Hot Yoga Teacher Training | YogaPlus, 2016
* 100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training | Yin Yoga in Asia, 2013 & 2015
* 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training | Living Yoga, 2013