Hello and welcome!

This cute little website will serve a few purposes: to connect, to learn, and to laugh. {I don’t take myself too seriously, so we’ll definitely have some good laughs.}

One of the things that held me back previously was not living in my truth. I held myself back to make others feel comfortable, I didn’t give myself credit and, from my perspective, it seemed easier to live small.

About 6 years ago, I started to make some changes by slowly starting to drop the “shackled thinking” (creating more space and freedom to be me) and now I’m living fully from my heart (to laugh at myself when I felt I was getting too serious.)

My passion is to encourage others to tap into their freedom and to live fully from their heart, both on and off the mat.

Personally, I came to the mat more than 15 years ago to deal with what I thought was chronic lower back pain. Little did I know that Yoga would help me with some other deep-rooted issues, which eventually took care of the symptomatic back pain.

I noticed the more Yoga I practiced, the closer to my truth it brought me. Sweaty heart-openers and hip-openers brought me on a journey where I found peace, balance and ease.

Eventually, I made the leap and took my first of several Yoga teacher trainings: which include a 500-hour Moksha (Hatha), 200-hour Vinyasa, 30-hour Kundalini Immersion, & 40-hour Prana Flow yoga training. Within the same year of my first Yoga teacher training, I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s program to become a certified health coach.

Also during this time period, I left my 9-to-5 in the non-profit sector and became a full-time Yoga teacher and health coach–giving workshops, cooking demos and privates to corporations and businesses all over DC. This eventually brought me to my current position as a columnist for a couple of mindfulness blogs.

These beautifully-laid stepping stones would not have opened up for me had I decided to stay small and operate from a place of smaller living.

Over a five year period, I started to make choices to up my game in every part of my life…

…never looking back.

Each morning I wake up feeling REALLY excited to start the day to help spread love and positivity, and ignite passion, into people’s lives!

I’m pumped and thankful that you came to my site!