I am a student of life, of nature and a seeker of time-tested wisdoms.
Since I was a little girl, I inherently knew that being healthy required an understanding of connections. My first thoughts mirrored my feelings about this (earthly existence) as being ‘the hard place’ and I was constantly on the look out for God although our family talked nothing about religion or spirituality. Growing up in a steel mill town with hard working, middle class parents had its challenges regarding cultural patterning and conditioning. But I remember things like finding a bottle of vitamins in our medicine cabinet and asking my World War II veteran father to help me smash one so that I could try it. Somehow I knew that whatever was good for my body was something that I should try. Part of my life’s journey had me sitting in the woods near my home for hours on end when I was a teenager, studying philosophies and books that would try and encapsulate all that I had been experiencing on my journey towards Truth. I put myself through college and became an educator, but was constantly studying about how various herbs and foods could benefit the mind and the body. After living in the Pennsylvania hills for several years where I grew and preserved my own vegetables and even opted to go without electricity for a time, I moved to Boulder, Colorado in search of the yoga that I had been reading about since high school in the 1970’s. I had a college degree by then and was able to teach school all the while studying energy and various healing modalities in evening and weekend classes in the foothills of the Rockies. I later moved back to Pennsylvania where I attended graduate school before relocating to central Florida in the mid 1980’s where I spent 12 years living on an ashram and teaching public and private school. Twenty years ago, post ashram living, I began another journey– one that would take me around the world studying yoga and one of the most ancient healing modalities on the planet, Ayurveda.
I am blessed to have studied and known some amazingly talented people in several fields as I continue learning.
And I will always be grateful to my mother, father, my family and to Source for giving me the gift to be able to do what I do.
Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (AHP), recognized by NAMA
Registered Yoga Teacher
Licensed Massage Therapist (pending)
Bachelor of Arts, Education
Master of Arts, English Literature
Most of my Ayurvedic education was at California College of Ayurveda and at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the amazing Dr. Lad et. al. I have also experienced the profound healing effects of Ayurveda in India.
Some of my favorite things to do~ yoga (breathing, meditating, moving), being in nature, sitting with my cat, listening to music, patronizing cafes, and hanging out and talking with people. I also love to travel and push the edges of my comfort zone.
My main practice is in Florida where I see clients, conduct workshops, and teach yoga and yogic principles.
My yoga practice is rooted in Ashtanga. I have been sharing this practice for almost 15 years, gleaned from practicing with lineage holders like Annie Pace, Mark and Joanne Darby, David Swenson, Tim Feldmann and Kino MacGregor.
*Registered Yoga Teacher 200 with Yoga Alliance
*Certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner recognized by the
National Ayurvedic Medical Association
*B.S. Degree Education – Pennsylvania State University; California College of Pennsylvania
*M.A. Degree Literature – California University of Pennsylvania
(Photos of me on the right were taken near the sacred Narmada River in central India, 2017.)