My Health Journey

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 8 years ago, I started to make some changes by slowly starting to drop the “shackled thinking,” creating more space and freedom to be me. Now I’m living fully from my heart, able 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 Yoga 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 pain symptoms.

Eventually, I made the leap and took my first of several Yoga teacher trainings, which include 500-hour Moksha (Hatha), 200-hour Vinyasa, 30-hour Kundalini Immersion and 40-hour Prana Flow. In the same year I completed 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 private lessons to corporations and businesses all over DC.

I truly believe we can heal our bodies with food and movement. I also believe that each body is individual - that we all have a unique way of eating and living that’s best for us.

As a health coach, I offer clients ideas and resources as we work together on that experiment, to find the best approach for each individual or to change the plan when needed.  It all starts with being mindful to what your body wants. I always say that you just have to try one thing at a time.

Once you start to think about NOURISHING your body with the healthy foods and movement, versus being on auto-pilot with it all, you make better decisions about what you put and do with your body. As you let go of things that don’t serve you and add in more energizing, healing and grounding things, your entire life can change.

You do you... but a healthier YOU!