Are you looking for help to manage stress, anxiety or chronic illness?
Are you recovering from injury and need more help after physical therapy?
Do you just want to feel and move better?
I can help. I've been where you are.
I have helped hundreds of clients and students.
At the age of 23 I became paralyzed on my left side. I had a choice to fight my disease or heal my body.
I chose to focus on becoming as healthy as possible. Explored running, I became a vegetarian, learned about and used supplements and herbs, and became a Reiki master. I was feeling great went back to school – began a career in computers. Thought this was it – I’m set for life.
Then midlife and menopause hit. I wasn’t physically prepared and had been burning the candle at both ends for too long. Lot’s of stress and feelings of discontent. Then loss happened – son graduated – loss of motherhood, husband nearly died of a heart attack – loss of partner and life I thought I had all planned out – then loss of my career that I had let define me. I dropped into a deep depression and anxiety for a year.
Yoga kept coming to mind. It didn’t make sense because I was so ill, but I had faith and trusted the calling. A year later I became a Yoga teacher then a Yoga therapist and the next year a health coach. I now know that I am where I was meant to be. The journey equipped me with skills, experience and knowledge to lead and guide others to health and healing.
What's different about the way I teach and work with clients?
I practice and teach SLOW MINDFUL YOGA. It cultivates greater awareness. I ask questions to help foster greater awareness. As you stand where is your weight in the front of your foot or your heel? Where do you feel movement in your body as you breathe? My questioning helps students and clients focus inward and feel what is happening in their own body.
I also help clients to identify where they feel weak and where they feel strong. In yoga we are working with our own body weight against gravity. This loads our tissues and begins to strengthen our muscles and increase our body’s capacity to bear load. The more load we can successfully bear the stronger we become. I use a variety of props and even weights to help clients improve their strength especially in the stabilizer muscles that support the pelvis and spine.
What I focus on when working with my health coaching clients…
There are certain foundations we need for good health. We all need a certain amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, and water every day. We start with a nutrition assessment so that we can first address any nutrient deficiencies.
Next we move on to a 7 day cleanse eating only fruits and vegetables.
Then we take a close look at the digestive system (this is what brings nutrients in to the body) and the lymph system (this is what takes waste out of the body). Both systems are key to vital energy production and good 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
1,000 hour yoga therapy internship
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