Ayurveda Specialist ~ Yogi ~ Author
Author of: Supreme Breath: Yogi Breathing to Access Higher Life Force Energy,
and 365 Ways to Breathe
Welcome. I'm happy you are here!
My life's passion is helping people feel and look vibrantly healthy, happy and eternally radiant. I have spent a lifetime gaining the knowledge and practice to help people make manageable changes to their lives to create vibrant health, vitality and happiness.
I am an ayurvedic wellness specialist, and have helped many people feel better, look better and live a more full and radiant life. I practice what I preach, using the timeless wisdom of ayurveda, pranayama and yoga. We all live in a world where external circumstances can seem overwhelming at times. I have learned to navigate life keeping a healthy balance of food, rest and external activity to stay vibrant and radiant along the journey of life. If I can do it, so can you. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make small adjustments to your daily and seasonal routine, that yield remarkable benefits!
I have practiced and taught yoga, pranayama and ayurveda for over 25 years and am personally certified at the advanced expert E-RYT 500 hr level. I also train yoga teachers at the 200 and 500 hour level at my school, Eternal Radiance Yoga, which is also certified by the National Yoga Alliance.
I am a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and will complete my advanced Clinical Ayurvedic Practioner Certification from California College of Ayurveda in 2018. My specialty is diagnosis, and helping people make small, easy to manage adjustments in lifestyle to make very positive shifts in physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Everyone I work with learns to understand their own, unique needs to achieve balance in life. Everyone is special. We all have different needs, wants and desires. All the wonderful elements that make you the dynamic person you are today are taken into consideration in helping you harmonize all areas of your life in order to become the best, happiest and most fulfilled you have ever been in your life! Together, we develop an easy to follow plan that will include ayurvedic wellness principles such as food, daily and seasonal routine, pranayama - yogic breathing; best physical exercise which may include yoga; perhaps herbal teas, jams and such, and universal wellness principles that make common sense. Whether I'm helping you one-on-one, teaching a group class, working with those affected by compromised health, leading a seminar on ayurveda and balanced lifestyle choices, or facilitating pranayama, yoga and meditation, my focus is the same:
helping you look better, feel better, and live better.
I hold a BA in Education from Ohio State University (I completed my undergraduate studies at Montana State University) and MA in Educational Technology from Barry University (Miami, FL). I have over 25 years experience in the fields of education and training. I worked for over 8 years as a Corporate Executive for a national professional certification association. After successful careers in teaching and corporate leadership, I followed my inner guidance to study classical yoga and ayurveda in the US and in India. While studying ayurveda, yoga and pranayama, I incorporated my life-long hobby of design and sewing and created and manufactured an organic line of yoga lifestyle apparel, Kaivalya Absolute Freedom. The apparel line was named after the 4th chapter of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Kaivalya, the ultimate goal of yoga, in the sanskrit language, is a universal concept which translates as "absolute freedom," which is another way of expressing true bliss in this life... living vibrantly in the material world while remaining calm, happy and free.
My path in yoga, ayurveda and wellness has led me to seek out and learn from many contemporary, internationally-known Master Teachers. I have studied extensively with, and am eternally grateful to Shiva Rea, and to Dr. Swami Shankardev Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga (Satyananda Yoga). My teaching style and methods are also influenced by Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Dr. Robert Svoboda, Erich Schiffmann, Gurmukh Khalsa, Hari Jap, Bhavani Maki and Rama Jyoti Vernon.
When I am not working with clients, writing or teaching, I enjoy my two college-age children and Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix puppy, cultivate medicinal ayurvedic plants, grow southwest herbs and create my own essential oils and medicines, create wood fired ceramics, travel, cook, sew, and simply breathe!
Thanks for being here! I'm looking forward to helping you look and feel vibrantly healthy, happy and eternally radiant!