From chronic fatigue, clinical depression, ADHD, PTSD, body injuries, food disorders, sexual traumas and countless breakdowns, my identity was that of “unwell” and I was convinced that my body was the enemy.
Although the system continuously offered me pills, I had a subtle yet deep knowing that there had to be a different way to curing myself and living my life. As I dug relentlessly into any alternative medicine and healing modality that could save me, my journey to health became a journey of spiritual awakening. I realized that each imbalance and trauma in my body revealed the depth of my unconscious, allowing me to uncover my gifts and align to my life’s mission.
Yoga was my first clue to awakening, the first entry-point to connecting with my emotional body and releasing trauma. Starting this path as a hatha yoga instructor, I then expanded my teachings to pre-natal yoga, bhakti, therapeutic and restorative, kids, stand up paddle yoga and yoga trance dance. When forced to stop teaching yoga in my mid-30’s, I discovered the worlds of sound healing, Hawaiian mysticism and Shamanism. Connecting deeply with the spiritual world of nature through sound, plants and the elements brought a profound sense of meaning and harmony into my life.
My journey to motherhood was a revelation to me. By deepening my ability to self-heal, fully love myself and connect with other women, I transformed my health and my life. Decades of experience in fashion, design, and retail taught me how to empower women through their outer worlds. However, reconciling with my emotional body, my femininity and my sexuality propelled me towards the path of supporting women’s inner journeys. My children have been my biggest teachers in this process. By continuously bringing light to my shadows, they have taught me unconditional love, radical self-acceptance and unbounded joy.