Coty has been the Violence Prevention Program Coordinator at Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense, NFP since 2020. Coty attended an empowerment self-defense (ESD) class with Carmel Drewes in 2011 and afterward, showed up for every workshop that she could. Coty is dedicated to growing the Violence Prevention Program to reach as many people as possible.Coty took her first yoga class in 1998 and was hooked. She has practiced several styles since the 90s and has studied with nationally recognized teachers. During one of the hardest years of her life, she met her current teacher, Chase Bossart, and was introduced to T.K.V. Desikachar’s teachings, which had a profound impact on her. Coty’s personal practice and teaching
changed to include this gentle and therapeutic approach. Coty’s classes include postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and Vedic chanting. She received certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists in 2019 and has since worked for a mental health hospital in both inpatient and outpatient programs.