That's what my Mom always call me. A "catalyst for change." I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to work with people to create positive change and suck the marrow out of this one life we get.
I am an entrepreneur and, at heart, a consummate student. I have a host of different trainings under my belt and in my toolbox, so to speak; all of which I use in my teaching and coaching practices.
I trained as a life coach through The Coaches Training Institute. I received integrated nutrition counseling training through The Institute of Integrated Nutrition. I completed a 200-hour yoga certification with Stephanie Snyder and Elise Lorimer's excellent Deva Yoga Teacher Training in San Francisco. Immediately following, I studied Off the Mat, Into the World with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling and Kerri Kelly and became certified to teach their Yoga In Action Curriculum. I have studied and deeply integrate Pilates philosophy and actions into the yoga I teach too.
Gratefully, I healed myself from two herniated discs through yoga, pilates and of course, fresh, seasonal food. And I’m way wiser, so much deeper and much more compassionate for it.
When I was in my 20s and 30s I delved deeply into ontological study with Landmark Education, coaching dozens of students through the Self-Expression and Leadership Program and the Wisdom Course. I am also a practitioner of the Law of Attraction, have studied it's complexities and can teach you to master it as well.
I have extensive training and experience as a group facilitator as well. I studied with numerous teachers, most notably advanced training with Steve Zuibeck and his "Facilitation for Chaotic Times" courses.
As the granddaughter of a Pentecostal Minister I have always had an interest in the spiritual and poetic and have studied many Buddhist, transpersonal, Zen, and mystical texts and doctrines.
I host classes, gatherings, cleanses, support groups and retreats that provide space for women to discover how to love themselves! I have taught Seasonal Cooking and Healthy Cooking classes at colleges, community centers and on a YouTube cooking show called Farm Fresh Cook.
As a community food systems professional, I continue to find ways to contribute partnering on a host of incredible food projects as the Director of Kitchen Table Consulting.
I also learned the value of farmers, being a conscientious and present co-producer and the love of a strawberry-fed chicken egg as a Willing Worker on Organic Farms in Nuhaka, New Zealand.
And I’m just getting started.