I am a sacred sound journey and cacao ceremony facilitator, a ceremonialist, urban shaman, speaker, mentor, healing arts practitioner and grandmother sage.
Compassion Meets Science
As a student of well-being for over 30 years, I have developed a more pragmatic approach to well-being. But what I know comes from my heart.
Based on my experience, both personal and working with clients, I have discovered we can achieve better health and well-being by incorporating the latest technologies in longevity, nutrition, movement, fasting, and cognitive health with ancient wisdom and customs that focus our attention on heart-centered practices of mindfulness, developing a spiritual practice, and making meaningful connections.
Science-based information is constantly evolving as research in longevity, health, diet and sound therapy are uncovered. Oftentimes this information can be overwhelming.
As an experienced guide and teacher, I am passionate about sharing my expertise with students and clients to streamline information and to customize protocols and recommendations that reflect a person's bio-individuality, environment and goals to achieve a greater sense of wholeness.
I have also come to believe that there is an energetic frequency to well-being. The burden of unwanted weight, illness, anxiety, trauma, and depression can steal our vitality and our energetic vibrancy.
A compassionate, supportive and creative environment is key to removing obstacles and overcoming limitations which prevent us from living our best life.
As we learn to align ourselves with higher vibrational choice-making, much of what encumbers us simply dissipates.
When we are healthy and vibrant, our vitality is heightened. Then we can experience greater clarity, focus and energy and form deeper connections with family, friends and our colleagues.
The Energy of Self-Care
I believe our attention to self-care is a direct reflection of our self-love.
Self-care isn't always about manicures, working out, steam baths and eating right. Sometimes it requires deep work to create boundaries, practice radical self-love, explore emotional obstacles, and eliminate that which no longer serves us.
As a healing arts professional, I guide my clients to build a strong foundation and healing environment in which their innate, divinely intelligent body can self-heal and thrive as their sense of self-love is expands.
I grew up in the desert Southwest outside of Las Vegas, Nevada and felt a deep connection to the land in expansive open and quiet places that were abundant and undisturbed. I felt most at home sitting on a red rock or climbing a mountain through fresh breezes and pine forests. Nature was my first love, companion and teacher, and it is where I found solace and healing from early childhood trauma that resulted in a long struggle with anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder.
In my early twenties I was drawn to Spirit and began a lifelong journey to deepen my connection to Mother Earth, the Cosmos and to one another. Throughout my young adult years and growing into motherhood, I discovered my own gifts of healing, intuition and service. Music was an important healing force in my life, especially in my most difficult times.
Over the years, I grew more sensitive to subtle energies and deepened my spiritual practice through yoga, meditation, while introducing a plant-based diet. My desire to learn about healing myself naturally, mind, body and heart has inspired and directed my holistic health education and practice.
More recently, I traveled regularly to the "Blue Zone" of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica to learn about and experience ancient indigenous cultures and shamanic practices that tap into Mother Earth (Pachamama) and ancient wisdom. I participated in sacred plant medicine ceremonies, and sat with Amazonian medicine men and women who have passed down ancient teachings that were both healing and inspiring, and which resonated deeply within my Soul.
In Costa Rica I was introduced to sacred sound and was instantly transformed by the sound vibration and frequencies, and experienced deeper consciousness, ease and inner bliss. I also experienced first-hand physical healing from sacred sound.
This compelled me to learn as much as I could about the healing properties of gongs, crystal singing bowls and the power of sound vibration as a complementary healing modality.
It is my wish to share with my neighbors, friends and community the gifts, teachings and transformative secrets that have been passed down to me, and to work as an ally and guide in self-healing.
B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Certified by the International School of Regenerative Detoxification as a Detoxification Specialist; certified Holistic Health Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition; certified Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and the State University of New York Purchase College. My Sound Therapy Practice is an organic and intuitive expression that reflects my sacred instrument training with Shanti Sounds Costa Rica.