I can only help you heal as far as I've gone myself.
and HELL YES, i've been a lotta places, honey
The short story for now, is that I've been in a process of personal growth and healing through the majority of my adult life, to unpack and heal from childhood abuse & trauma, C-PTSD, depression & suicide. Along the way, I've also experienced and worked through chronic sciatica for 5 years (which was a blow to my former collegiate athlete and then marathon runner self), highly dysfunctional work environments, a traumatic bike & car accident (I was on the bike, and received a broken clavicle and major concussion), and sexual assault from a former teacher and rape by a former coworker.
"The wound is the place where the light enters you." - Rumi
I don't believe these are battle scars, or badge-of-honor wounds (although there was a time my Ego did take refuge in that thinking).
In my thriving, near 40 years of life today, I understand and honor these experiences as portals for the Light, the awareness and discernment to see my way to step out of a disempowering, victim-energy story about the past. To embrace these experiences as opportunities to learn & grow. To build resilience and cultivate compassion. To come home to the wisdom of my body and create my own sense of safety. To return to the love already inside me - in all of us. And, to point me on my path as a teacher and healer, deepening my own natural gifts in the process.
OUR STORIES CAN BE REWRITTEN
our wounds can BECOME medicine for our souls and the collective
This is what I offer to you, with Love and Honor.
teacher. Healer. yogi. artist. Human.
As a trauma-informed teacher, healer, and guide, I am deeply sensitive to a person's nervous system and honor the highly dynamic needs of the individual.
I use my gifts of claircognizance, clairsentience, and clairaudience to support and expedite the healing process of willing clients, with grace, compassion, and laser-focus to deeply clear blocks and reset energetic patterns.
- LOAY 200hr – Dharma Yoga I & Dharma Gentle, Dharma Yoga Center, 2015
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga – ISHTA, 2015 (Jen Turner of the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA)
- Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra – ISHTA, 2016
- Yoga Nidra & the Chakras – ISHTA, 2017 & 2018
- Reiki Master – Open Center, 2015 (Level I & II in 2012, 2013)
- Breathwork Healer Level I – David Elliot, 2015
- Akashic Records Healer – Christina Cross, 2015
- Akashic Records Soul Path – Anna Sayce, 2017
Additional information on trainings.
Lineages & INFLUENCES
I share these out of respect that, as a teacher and healer, I am indebted to whom has supported and influenced my journey, and so that as you walk your own path, you may find these resources to serve you as well.
Meditation & Buddhism
Insight Meditation (Tara Brach)
Dharma Punx (Josh Korda)
Shambala (Chögyam Trungpa; Pema Chödrön; Susan Piver)
Zen (Upaya - Roshi Joan Halifax)
Dharma Ocean (Reggie Ray)
Lovingkindness / Metta (Sharon Salzburg)
Energy & body
Energy Medicine (Caroline Myss)
Tarot (Lindsay Mack)
Five Elements Acupuncture
Holotropic Breathwork (Grof)
Breathwork (David Elliot)
Dharma Yoga (Sri Dharma Mittra)
Tantra & Hatha Yoga (ISHTA)
Yoga Nidra (ISHTA)
Restorative Yoga (ISHTA)
Power Yoga (Bryan Kest)
PSYCHOLOGY & Linguistics
Chakra Psychology (Anodea Judith)
Internal Family Systems (Richard Schwartz)
Inner Child Work (Margaret Paul)
Attachment Theory (John Bowlby; Stan Tatkin)
Imago Relationship Therapy (Dr. Harville Hendrix)
Dr. Deborah Tannen
SPIRITUALity & Sociology
Dr. Wayne Dyer
A Course in Miracles
Conversations with God
Dr. Brené Brown
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
Grateful to many teachers and mentors over the last decade and today
Honored to be a part of the Exhale to Inhale family
I found Exhale to Inhale (ETI) at the Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training at ISHTA Yoga in 2015 led by Jen Turner, research assistant to David Emerson and Bessel van der Kolk. I had no idea then how much being a volunteer with this beautiful organization would transform my experience as a teacher, and in my own healing journey. Zoë LePage (top row, second from left), Founder of ETI, has been named the Lululemon Ambassador of the Year, and with just merit as this organization has impacted the lives of so many survivors, and its teachers.
As volunteers, we provide ETI method Trauma Informed Yoga to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in shelters and community centers across NYC and in LA. The ETI Teacher Training, led by Tara Tonini, is unparalleled and a training I recommend to any yoga teacher, healer, social worker, teacher, or any other individual in a service-oriented occupation.
If you are so moved, please consider a donation to this deeply needed organization that is raising the visibility and support for a critical issue that has gone without deep public awareness for too many generations. Om shanti.