Fate whispers to the warrior, 'you cannot withstand the storm.' The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.'
I have been practicing the healing arts, and working with clients, for over 18 years. I am dedicated to supporting others in creating a life that is thriving in an abundance of joy, connection and harmony.
A journey began in 2001.............in one swift, life-shattering, life-affirming moment I awakened to a deeper truth. Everything I thought I knew disappeared. I had no idea how my life was about to unravel. I was shaken up, scared and alone. I was unable to even trust myself, as I had no idea who I was. And, what laid before me was completely unknown.
This was a painful and dark time in my life AND I knew something deep and brilliant was stirring within me. I knew life was greater than it had been and that somehow I was about to embark on a profound, life-changing journey. The only person I had to guide me was myself, so I turned within to find the answers to the longing to know who I really was. My journey of self-discovery began as I learned to embrace patterns, which were keeping me from knowing my true purpose and aliveness. I spent years weeding through layers of ideas, beliefs and societal conditioning. I became in touch with my true essence (freedom and love), as I came to accept and love those parts causing me daily suffering. Yet, with dedication and determination, I unraveled old wounds held deep in my body and mind. Peace,love,contentment, creativity and expansion started to emerge, like a sunflower reaching for the sunshine. The path was a myriad of sweat, tears and grace. Eventually, I came to a place of clear understanding. I live life, fervently, with love, consciousness, harmonious communication, passion and JOY!!! My creative expansion, these days, is to assist others in finding their true beauty, what inspires them and fills each day with purpose. I know from my own experiences that this is accessible to everyone. It is your birth right to be happy and free.
I am deeply connected to the earth and nature. I am an avid trail runner, cyclist, hiker, yogi. I have two amazing, grown young men who fill my life with surprise and awe. I spend most of my time between the mountains of Boulder and the ocean of Santa Barbara, blessed to have such an amazing life!
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology--Arizona State University1996
Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine--SBCOM 2001
Acupuncture--licensed by the state of CA and is a diplomat with NCCAOM (2002-current)
Esoteric Acupuncture™--trained with Mikio Sankey (2003-current)
Sound Healing Massage--certificate of study with Acutonics™ (2003-current)
Robert Masters--Women's group and Professional Training (2017)
Feeding Your Demons™--certified by Lama Tsultrim Allione; Tara Mandala (2018)
Yoga Teacher Training--500 hour certificate with Atma Yoga, Saul David Raye (2012-current); 200 hour certificate with Kaiut Hatha Yoga with Francisco Kaiut
Applied Clinical Nutrition--currently studying with Standard Process at Southern CA University of Health Sciences (2014-current)
Acupuncturist Without Borders--non-profit organization working in trauma relief for communities who have experienced some kind of disaster; certified member; assistant teacher; field work in Nepal (2010-current)
Birth and Postpartum Doula--certified birth coach with Birthing From Within™ (2002-2007)
Timeless Wisdom Training--2 year program studying mysticism, shadow work and global change with Thomas Huebl (2018-2020)