I have spent many years supporting children and adults in making better life choices to improve health and happiness.
In 2002 I co-created and began teaching in a therapeutic classroom for kids with severe emotional disability. I used traditional teaching methods coupled with a spiritual practice to support children in making positive behavioral change in their lives. I had the pleasure of being recognized as West Bloomfield School’s (Michigan) elementary teacher of the year in 2008.
During my time as a teacher I was a certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention trainer. I facilitated over 50 people a year in learning to respectfully deal with intense crisis-situations.
My spiritual journey began in 2004 when I became a Yoga instructor. I have taught many styles of yoga over the years and in the fall of 2010 I created and facilitated a 200 hour yoga teacher training. In 2007 and 2008 I learned Reiki energy healing and spent time learning and practicing shamanic healing techniques. In 2008 I was introduced to the world of Ayurveda including Vedic Astrology and Vedic Counseling. Two years later I found myself graduating New World Ayurveda’s Practitioner course as a registered Ayurvedic practitioner.