I'm a behavioral health professional utilizing a holistic approach to wellness. I've been vegan for over 10 years, have been practicing yoga since 2007 and teaching since 2012. I found yoga at exactly the right time, when I was undergoing major shifts in my life. It was a time defined by intense stress, emotion and grief. My yoga practice sustained me through this challenging time and I am grateful I found my practice with its benefits to my mental, emotional and physical health.
In 2019, I became certified as a Grief Yoga Instructor in order to learn, practice and offer this important modality in the community, recognizing the importance of feeling and expressing emotions related to losses we experience.
I am drawn to energy work and specifically, Reiki, a Japanese healing art, as both an alternative and integrative healing protocol; meaning it works well alone and also alongside conventional therapies. I have been attuned to Reiki I and II since 2011/2012.
I have been in love with the rich ethereal vibrations of the gong since I first heard the gong played in a NYC yoga class. I have been playing the gong in classes and workshops since 2013 and have been certified in Gong Therapy, a one-on-one personalized therapeutic practice since 2018.
I have been studying and practicing herbalism for over 10 years, in the Ayurvedic tradition, Southern folk medicine tradition and Western herbalist traditions. I am certified as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, Family Herbalist (Southern Folk tradition) and Herbal Apprentice (Ayurvedic and Western traditions).
I live in Tuscaloosa, AL with my wonderful husband, Chris and our fur-baby, Momo. I'm a graduate student at the University of Alabama in the School of Social Work and have my Masters in Business Administration from Rutgers University.