My journey began in 1993 when I took my first yoga class as a college elective at the University of Denver. I transitioned to ashtanga before moving to Los Angeles where I discovered Kundalini yoga and met my teachers in 2000.
I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors degree in psychology, received a masters in social science, earned a second masters degree in clinical psychology and completed my doctorate in clinical psychology. My dissertation explored the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms of addiction and meditation and introduced Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as a complementary intervention for recovery.
In 2003, I traveled to India with my teachers and completed Level 1 Teacher Training the following year. In 2010, I completed the 5-course Level 2 Teacher Training and a total of 500 hours to become a Level 2 teacher certified by the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association.
"Cancer survivor" was added to my list of accomplishments and life events that shaped me and and will continue to influence the way I work with others. This chapter was a journey through traditional and non-traditional ways of healing and knowing myself including chemotherapy, pharmaceuticals, and plant-based medicines. It was an authentic and very rich exploration and transformational process.
I am grateful for the gifts I continue to receive and confidently lean into the power of the teachings to help others recover and become more aware and better able to live healthy, happy, and wholesome lives. As a teacher, a yogi, and a therapist, I deliver this transformational technology with well-informed passion and a deep commitment to supporting others.
It is with deep reverence, dedication, and appreciation for my life, my teachers, and the legacy of Yogi Bhajan that I practice this ancient technology in my daily life and share it with others.