I am a yoga therapist, artist, mentor, teacher, and coach. In my personal journey, I have gone from surviving...to living...to thriving!
I work with survivors, those who are coping, and 'just hanging on.' I work with adults and young people who have experienced intense challenges, from divorce and traumatic loss to painful childhoods, chronic illness and other crises. I work with those who are out of touch with who they are and with those who learn differently. I help them reconnect with themselves so that they are able to regulate their emotions and behavior, manage relationships, experience self-acceptance, and enjoy life. Building resiliency and contentment supports a healthy and happy life. Read more about Embodied and Yoga Therapy by clicking on: My Approach.
Practicing yoga and meditation keeps me sane in a world that can get pretty chaotic. Meditation for me takes many forms, from sitting on a cushion to taking a walk or creating a new piece of art. These practices keep me grounded, present to myself and those around me. Self-care is a must.
I also enjoy being with my family, gardening, and playing with our pets. Hiking and camping are high on my list of fun things to do. Movement, creativity, and nature feed my soul.
My professional qualifications include certification through the highest authority in the field, International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT,) as a Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Therapeutic Life Mentor and Group Facilitator, and through Yoga Alliance as an Experienced 500 Hour Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500.) I am a professional mentor and faculty member for the Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy. I have a BA in psychology, continued education in Fine Arts, and I am a current Graduate Student in Public Health, with a focus on increasing cultural and trauma sensitivity in program and curriculum development and delivery.