My mission is to help empower you with a program
of yoga and nutrition to create a new WELLNESS based lifestyle.
Yoga Therapist & Health Coach
It is hard to explain to people what it is like to not be able to move a part or parts of your body, but that was me at the age of 23 and then recently again in 2011. My entire left side decided to slowly stop working and then went into painful spasms. This is MS, but through all of it I learned so much about my body and my spirit.
I experienced 30 years ago what people now talk about as the 'mind-body connection. After I was diagnosed in 1985, I went on a journey to learn how I could work with my body to create better health rather than focusing on my disease. I read all that I could about nutrition and began drinking green smoothies for breakfast. They were lovingly called 'Mom's green sludge' by my family. I began exercising daily; biking, running, and walking. Intuitively, I visualized my body as healthy while exercising and again as I drifted off to sleep.
In 2012, three major stressful life events occurred - one was my husband having a heart attack. These events caused me to reevaluate my life, incIuding a career that no longer gave me the work-life balance I wanted. My health was being impacted so it was time to leave.
Yoga became my life line, and helped me tap into inner strength to begin the journey of the next version of my life. It grew into a stepping stone to a new profession, as a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and health coach. I have over 2,000 hours of experience teaching and over 6 years of experience working one on one with clients to help them improve their health.
International Association of Yoga Therapists - C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
Yoga Alliance - E-RYT 500, YACEP
International Association of Health Coaches - CIHC Certified International Health Coach
200 hour yoga alliance certified training - YogAsylum Brookfield, WI - Feb 2013
500 hour professional yoga therapist training - Integrative Yoga Therapy at Kripalu Stockbridge, MA - Sept 2013
800 hour professional yoga therapist training - Integrative Yoga Therapy - Feb 2014 to Feb 2016
50 hour therapeutic adaptive yoga for multiple sclerosis training - Yoga Heals Us, LLC Austin, TX - May 2013
Institute for Integrative Nutrition - New York, NY - May 2013 to May 2014
UW Milwaukee BA in Business