I went to Art school to become a printmaker, studied classical ballet and then came to yoga and Thai bodywork after scoliosis and chifosis in my thoracic spine made it necessary for me to ﬁnd a form of physical therapy beyond dance. Discovering the various styles of yoga was a personal pursuit then and now, opting for fusion of systems over just one. It wasn't until 15 years into my own yoga journey after being asked to teach did I think about sharing my experiences and education. It wasn't until then that I found the modality of Thai Bodywork in an advanced training and experienced the radical healing effect it has on both spirit and physical body. My path had become even more focused on healing with Thai medicine beginning with the teachings of Gwyn Williams, Zen Thai Shiatsu, and continuing to full certification under Sebastian Bruno of Thai Vedic, to Mukti Michael Buck and the Vedic Conservatory. Thai medicine uses not only the modality of physical manipulation but it is based in Ayurvedic medicine, and 5 element therapy with Buddhism at it's spiritual heart.
We all suffer trauma in our lives, from an energetic perspective this trauma is held within our physical bodies until the body can no longer support the stress of holding onto it and then it manifests in physical disease, or chronic pain, anxiety, weight gain and many other potential physical issues. The discipline to paying attention to what we digest both physically and emotionally therefore is our best prevention, when life serves up things difficult to digest, noticing how this is stored in the body and mind is the first step to then being able to work through it. The culmination of my fine art background, physical asana practice, Thai Bodywork, professional cooking, and energetic healing work has compelled me to integrate these disciplines in service to helping one person at a time, release their stories, release their trauma and find Samadhi.
BFA Summa Cum Laude Printmaking, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia Certiﬁcations:
300 hr ashtanga yoga
50 hr Budokon yoga
over 300 hours of logged workshops with Simon Park, Joan Hyman, John Vitarelli, Justin Marx and Cameron and Melayne Shayne
Thai Massage therapist - Thai Vedic, Vedic Conservatory
Intentional living trainer
I''m here to hold space for individuals to find their own brilliance within.
Not an easy or singular task, I come bearing a toolbox full of tools, some will work for you and others you will leave behind.
As I walk along this earth meeting and hearing stories of suffering the only thing I ever want is to hold the hearts of those in pain.