I’m a Writer and Editor, a Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer, and a Birth Prep Coach.
Writing evokes joy and is my first love.
Teaching brings clarity and is my second love.
Coaching Birth Prep is an outgrowth of teaching. It offers me the ability to share empowerment through birth.
I love many more things in life, but these are what I offer to you!
I’m a seasoned writer with over twenty years’ experience as a freelance journalist. I write features, editorials and reviews on self-improvement, mindfulness, yoga, health, and the power of music, mantra and rhythm on the human mind. My passion for writing began in high school and continued at UCLA, where I was first published. Since then, I’ve been published in Detour, Flaunt, Remix, Film & Video, LA Yoga, Mantra Magazine, Mixer Urb and more.
I expanded into Grant Writing in 2016, and more recently into Curriculum Development and Web Content, including SEO-friendly copy and articles. My Grant Writing portfolio has focused on social, environmental and mindfulness causes. My Web Content and SEO portfolio is more broad, covering the fields of health, medical and hospitality. My Curriculum Development portfolio is in the works – I’m creating a mindfulness program aimed at young teens.
Teacher and Teacher Trainer:
Teaching is in my blood. I’ve taught since I was 16 YO. I began sharing yoga in 1998 & formally teaching in 2005. I supported families as a Doula from 2010-2016. I have worked with people from all walks of life, including A-list actors, entertainers & athletes. I’ve taught kids, moms, school employees in LA’s rough neighborhoods, folks auto-immune conditions, and folks recovering from injury or surgery. I thrive on creating joy and use my intuition as my ultimate guide.
I just moved to San Diego and do not yet offer any public drop-in classes.I teach Privates, workshops and teacher trainings. I offer a safe, alignment-grounded practice which infuses yoga, meditation, breath work and intelligent movement to help awaken a state of living mindfulness. Living mindfully reduces stress and aids in the body in its natural healing process. I embrace Eastern and Western modalities: both are valuable, powerful modes of healing, strengthening and empowerment.
I draw wisdom and knowledge from my six years supporting over 100 families in the labor and delivery room as a Birth Doula. All of us deserve to feel empowered during the birth process, even if the birth takes a turn that we wish it didn’t. The key to empowerment is a healthy state of mind and birth preparation, so that your fears and worries are alleviated and so that you can be fully present for the birth of your little one. More info: Pregnancy Coaching, Childbirth Education, and Birth Prep.
The greatest gift I offer is empowerment through the awakening of our inner intuition. Once this innate inner intelligence and energy awakens, all things are possible.
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My YouTube channel is under construction. I lost my old channel when I moved and Google suspended my Google My Business listing, so I’m taking it as a positive sign to start over with fresh new content!
My Story: The Highlights
My main goal is to help people maximize their life potential, because that is my life story. By all accounts, I shouldn’t even be here. I should’ve died when I was 14. My accident taught me many things, above all, how to find gratitude, happiness and joy amidst any circumstance.
Things I learned while in the hospital, while living in a full body cast for six months and more:
- Happiness and inner success in life is possible.
- Honor yourself and work hard at making our dreams come true. No one else will do this work for you!
- Just because something’s “not possible” doesn’t mean that it can’t happen.
- What’s “impossible” simply hasn’t been seen before.
- Challenge the notion that someone else’s past experience is the only thing that’s possible for you.
- Healing an injury requires deep trips inside your psyche. You must learn to trust your intuition and take the course of action from which your body will most benefit.
If you are dealing with an injury or a diagnosis, please remember:
Doctors tend to look at averages and give the worst case scenario.
Doctors can be wrong. They are just human, like you and I.
Doctors can not determine the course of your healing and your future.
Doctors told me I’d never walk normally again.
Doctors told me I’d be living an immune compromised life.
Doctors told me even as recently as last summer told me: “I don’t even know how you’re sitting like that…with that knee, you shouldn’t even be walking. I don’t understand it. With that knee, it shouldn’t be possible,”
Well, here I am, living proof that what isn’t possible, actually is!
October of 2018 I was invited to be a guest on the Del and Debi Mind Body Soul Radio show to share my life story.
The video interview lasts just over 50 minutes