I am an energy-work and consciousness expert with fifteen years’ experience studying yoga, mindfulness, and the spiritual body. I recently completed a graduate degree program in somatic psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, I’m an experienced life coach, and I lead workshops at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. As a somatic educator and coach, I help sensitive professionals go from exhaustion and burnout to fulfilling life purpose, mind-body balance and health, and joyous authentic relationships.
My Story (I’ve been there!)
Believe me… Years ago in my professional dancing days, I was extremely driven and hell-bent on achieving a certain level of success in the modern dance world. But I was wearing a mask, not living my soul’s purpose. It was painful, and affected me body, mind, and spirit.
Along the way I was completely ignoring the signs I was getting: I had persistent back pain for years, but never wanted to see a doctor until I was forced to when I became unable to walk! My anxiety levels were high and on the borderline of panic attacks, but I didn’t address it. In between my dance gigs, I was overcome with a horrible crushing feeling of purposelessness and depression. I was miserably lonely — had no social life, no love life — and anytime i got close to a relationship with someone, I quickly got myself overly-focused on work.
Plus, during meditations, I kept hearing my inner voice saying that I was supposed to be “helping people.” I had always wanted to be a healer, but was too busy driving myself into the ground in my dancing career that I didn’t know how to pursue it.
Finally, the pain — both physical, mental, and spiritual — got so intense that I knew I had to quit dance and get on a life path that was authentic to me.
I’ve now transitioned my career completely. I am living my true purpose as a somatic coach and I have an abundant and rich life. I have a healthy, fluid spine. I’m more balanced and grounded than I ever have been mentally and emotionally. I am married to an incredible man and life partner, and I have deep and meaningful relationships in my life that I didn’t have before. I wake up every morning with gratitude in my heart and tears of joy in my eyes.
What I discovered in my own process of getting there is exactly how I help my clients now. My mission is to help sensitive individuals who have had enough — rewrite their destinies and follow their soul’s journey to much more fulfilling, fluid, balanced, and rich lives.
I have led workshops on the healing effects of somatic integration throughout the United States and internationally since 2009. I combine my experience as a certified life coach and practitioner of somatic therapy with my embodied wisdom as a certified meditative yoga teacher and lifelong improvisational movement artist.
I hold an M.A. in psychology, with a focus on somatic psychology, from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a B.F.A. in dance teaching and performance, a 220-hour certificate from the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, and a 200-hour certificate from YogaWorks, and have accrued 150 hours of Kundalini Yoga Therapy training. In 2013, I founded The Power Within Healing, offering coaching in vision-based living supported by yoga, embodiment, and meditation. I have led or co-taught several retreats at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.