I have been on a wellness journey for as long as I can remember; and in fact, can now, with perspective and wisdom, see the spiritual opportunities that lay in many of the challenges and obstacles I faced throughout all my life, even those in childhood. I am grateful. I am humbled. I will forever be on a journey of learning and growing.
In my late teens and early 20s, I saw health and wellness from purely a fitness and diet perspective. But after years of hard exercise and healthy eating, I still felt empty in a way. I still felt lost in way. I still felt unnourished on a very deep level. It wasn't until I found yoga that I understood what I was missing. Harder yet to explain what that was. It was on a mental level, and a soul level, something I never had thought about, let alone realized needed the same care and attention I was giving to my physical well-being.
Yoga awakened me to the need to not only take care of myself on these more subtle levels, but to also find an abiding place of peace, stability and comfort already available within me. The world, and all that occurred within it, finally made sense to me. I found purpose and meaning in life and finally understood what wholeness and balance truly mean. It takes a lot of work and effort, but I have committed myself to living in a way that connects me to all levels within, as well as beyond, me. I couldn't imagine turning back.
experience / studies
3,000+ yoga teaching hours in group and private settings, primarily hatha, gentle, restorative, chair, meditation
500+ training hours in yoga philosophy and history, pranayama, meditation and various styles of asana, as well as holistic healing modalities including integrative nutrition, reiki, crystal healing, and sound healing
Certified Transpersonal Crystal Healing Practitioner
Evolve Healing Institute - 2020
Trauma-Conscious Yoga Teacher Training
Connected Warriors - 2020
Working with the Neurodiverse Child: Yoga for Kids with Autism and ADHD
Shawnee Thornton Hardy - 2020
Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Richard Gartner | Frameworks Yoga - 2018
Usui Reiki Level I (2017) and Level II (2018) Training
Helene Williams Reiki
CCLYI - Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor
ChildLight Yoga - 2014
RYT200 - (Yoga Alliance) Registered 200-Hour Yoga Teacher
Yoga on Orange - 2013
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Institute for Integrative Nutrition - 2013-2014