My eclectic background in the healing field gives way to a unique perspective of how we can rediscover our balance by integrating the mind, body, and spirit.
After receiving my Master’s degree in Social Work in 2005, I began working as a trauma therapist in a sexual assault recovery program. This experience helped me to develop a much deeper understanding of the pervasive effects of trauma on the entire being, mind, body, and spirit as well as how it shapes our social and cultural structure.
Intrigued by the importance of integrating the body after a traumatic experience, I began exploring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness meditation. In 2005, I worked with a team of several other social workers to create a non-profit dedicated to bringing the healing benefits of yoga to underserved populations. After receiving a scholarship for yoga teacher training, I began teaching yogic practices to underserved groups. Since then, I have taught yoga to many different populations including survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, war veterans, LTBTQ youth and families, elementary school teachers, and individuals from the business community.
In 2004 I was introduced to Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE™) and began practicing with TRE™ founder Dr. David Berceli. I went on to receive my certification in TRE and traveled with Dr. Berceli in Brazil studying the method and how it affects the body. In collaboration with Dr. Berceli and a fellow colleague, I developed a curriculum for training and certifying seasoned yoga instructors to facilitate neurogenic tremors through Neurogenic Yoga. I teach Neurogenic Yoga workshops and teacher trainings globally.
I also have training in Brainwave Optimization and Pranic Healing. I also have a private practice in San Diego CA where where I facilitate Neurogenic Yoga, TRE, and intuitive healing sessions with individuals and groups. I also facilitate workshops exploring the nervous system, psoas muscle, and trauma in San Diego based 200 and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings.