MY JOURNEY TO GET HERE.
My interest in health and wellness led me to became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and soon thereafter, I decided to step away from my corporate career to pursue this passion full time. The shift brought far more stress than I anticipated. For the first time, I became fully aware of my ego and how it had been convincing me that my worth was in my career and in my paycheck.
While I was supporting others in their wellness goals, my motivation for my own wellness seemed to have been left behind with my past career. It was then I sought out yoga classes and made a decision to be more consistent with my practice. I visited studios all over the Denver area. I felt I needed the energetic support from within the four walls of the yoga studio to motivate me to move my body again.
I can still recall one Sunday morning in a LifePower Hot Vinyasa session where I began to cry on the mat. I remember being in child’s pose and when we were invited to come out of the posture, I immediately went for my towel to wipe the tears from my face. “Thank God this is hot vinyasa”, I said to myself pretending to wipe the sweat away.
Despite the tears, I felt amazing once the session ended. I was intrigued.
Not long after, I began studies in Yoga and completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training rooted in Ashtanga Yoga, the practice in which Vinyasa Yoga was born. I started noticing significant psychological benefits from the combination of mindful movement, stillness + meditation. I was thirsty for more knowledge and continued my studies in Colorado, completing my teaching certification in the philosophy and passive practice of Yin Yoga.
Through personal experience with meditation, I became more and more interested in the deep relaxation technique of Yoga Nidra. This systematic approach to meditation is known to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain as well as imprint new and positive patterns within the mind and body. The practice supports those who suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction and the effects of trauma. I decided to study this unique practice and completed both Yoga Nidra Level 1 and Yoga Nidra Level 2 training.
After experiencing the effects of Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm that devastated the island of St John in 2017, and with the intent to better understand my own experience and support those healing from trauma, I went on to expand my knowledge in the therapeutics of yoga and completed a certification in trauma-informed yoga in 2018.
With deep interest in holistic healing, I’ve since expanded into Reiki Energy Level 1 + Level 2 as well as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
I studied Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver and a Spirit Junkie Masterclass graduate. I feel my background and continued studies in yoga provide a strong platform for my service work in the area of healing arts and mindset + soul coaching.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME…
I actively serve the community of St John, US Virgin Islands through workshops, yoga, meditation, pranamya and energy work. My clients are full-time residents, villa owners and island guests seeking relaxation and revival during their vacations. I enjoy traveling to explore, learn, teach and support those seeking re-connection to their inner radiance and live in light, all over the world.
In addition to offering yoga + meditation and energy work, I am also a mindset + soul coach, doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate + Team Leader.
You can work with me through private 1:1 and/or group sessions in person and/or online.