I am a Holistic and Transformational Life, Intimacy and Relationship Coach, a Couples and Family Therapist and Sex Therapist in Training, and Creatrix at Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary.
I am excited to support YOU as you awaken, grow and transform into the most authentic, radiant and aligned version of YOU.
I am passionate about creating opportunities for individuals, couples, teens and groups to practice the art of conscious, sacred and mindful relating.
I am a lifelong learner, a devoted student and practitioner of holistic psychology, non-violent communication, sacred sexuality, conscious movement, ecstatic dance, meditation, mindfulness, mind/body/spirit wellness, somatics, personal growth, yoga, buddhism, latin dance, tantra, spirituality and other conscious and sacred lifestyle practices.
I am a midwife, a gardener, a healer, a holistic counselor, a spiritual mentor, an empowerment advocate, a love coach, an embodiment guide, a personal growth educator and a transformation catalyst.
I am a woman, a mother, a devotedlove warrior, a truth seeker, a peacemaker, a connection catalyst, a creative life dancer.
I am love, I am joy,I am a divine being of light, I am whole, I am complete.
I am my own sacred sanctuary. AND SO ARE YOU.
EDUCATIONAL DEGREES MA Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy from Antioch University (in process) MA in Holistic and Transpersonal Psychology from Saybrook University BA in Health Arts and Women's Studies from Goddard College
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS Marriage and Family Therapy and Internal Family Systems Training Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through Coach Training World Authentic Relating Facilitator Training through the Connection Movement Reiki Practitioner through the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing Tantra Trainings: ISTA, Urban Tantra, Skydancing Tantra, and a variety of Neo and Classic traditions Direct Entry Midwifery Training at Maternidad La Luz Biodynamic Gardening Training in Gloucester England Non-Violent Communication Training with Marshall Rosenberg Peace and Conflict Studies Mindfulness Meditation Studies
A FEW FUN FACTS I grew up in NY State in an Intentional Life-Sharing Camphill Community of over 250 people I play the violin, guitar, piano, and love to sing and chant sanskrit mantras I attended a Waldorf School and learned to knit, draw, paint, sculpt, build shelters, carve and garden I worked as a lay midwife and birth assistant in New Mexico and Texas and attended over 200 births I ran a 350 Member Organic/Biodynamic CSA Garden for over 10 years I lived in India for a year doing social service work with developmentally disabled adults and children I lived in Germany for five years raising two babies and completing my healing arts studies I almost ordained as a zen buddhist nun in Thich Nhat Hanh's monastery in Southern France I have travelled to 30 countries and counting and to all but 8 of the 50 US States and Territories I have dual American and German Citizenship and speak fluent German and Conversational Spanish I've explored a variety of relationship styles (Polyamory, Open Relationships, Monogamy) I was married for 15 years, divorced and single for 5 years I am now joyously nesting and consciously partnered with my Beloved since 2 years I am the mother of two amazing conscious young adults who live and study in Germany
WHAT BRINGS ME JOY Yoga, Meditation, Ecstatic Dance, Contact Improv, Afrohouse, Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Semba, Brazilian Zouk, Tango, Sustainability, Gardening, Social Justice, Organic Food, Ecological Consumerism, Community, Loving Kindness, Compassion, Cuddling, Consciousness, Mindfulness, Spiritual Growth, Random Acts of Kindness, Reading, Journaling, Traveling, Sound Baths, Massages, Flowers, Nature, Hiking, Hot Springs, Eye Gazing, Holistic Healing, Conscious Connection and deep Conversations.
FAVORITE MENTORS AND TEACHERS Brene Brown, Tara Brach, Thich Nhat Hanh, HH Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mooji, Jack Kornfield, Desmond Tutu, Wayne Dyer, Pema Chodron, Mama Gena, Michaela Boehm, Margot Annad, Diane Richardson, Laurie Handlers, Barbara Carrellas, Elaine Young, Layla Martin, Mantak Chia, Shashi Solluna, Jaiya Ma, Sarita Ma, Harriet Lerner, Gay Hendrick, Peter Levine, Esther Perel, Carl Jung, Sue Johnson, Ron Kurtz, Alexander Lowen, Marshall Rosenberg, Tony Robbins, Betty Martin, John and Julie Gottman, Stan Tatkin, my lovers, my sexuality, my children, nature, silence and stillness.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
In living a conscious, mindful, passionate and purposeful life In love, in kindness, in compassion, in generosity, in truth In radical self-love and exquisite self-kindness That we are spiritual beings having a beautiful and sometimes messy human experience We are all one and everything and everyone is interconnected Triggers are teachers Messiness is the mud we need to grow and blossom the lotus flower within us That challenging and difficult times are opportunities for massive awakening, growth and transformation Relationships are one of the greatest catalysts for personal growth We are the powerful creators of our own destiny Self-growth and self-education are some of the most powerful and transformative tools of our time Knowledge is power In choosing the path of love, over the path of fear We are all healers and sacred shamans In energy, angels, fairies, gnomes, spirit guides and elemental beings In magic, in miracles, in prayer, in hope, in a divine source energy Abundance is limitless and available to each and every one of us Pleasure is our birthright, our greatest teacher, a divine blessing Sex magic is real, orgasms can heal In natural, holistic, somatic and integrative wellness That food, plants, dance, music, touch, sunshine, and flowers are some of the most potent medicines Everything in life happens FOR us, not to us That there is a lesson, a blessing and an opportunity in even the most challenging moments of our lives That we all need a tribe, a circle, a community a place of belonging Mind, body, heart, soul and spirit are all intricately interconnected That all beings have the freedom to identify and express themselves in whatever way feels real, true and right for them In living in harmony with the earth and in accordance with the rhythmic flow and cycles of the cosmos Each of us carries within us divine masculine and divine feminine energies Our thoughts, beliefs and stories create our reality We have the power to change at any time through making the unconscious conscious Unconditional love is our birthright, we are all born worthy of love and belonging, no exceptions Divine God and Goddess energy is within and around us, never separate from us We need to courageously question and challenge the status quo, often Every breath is sacred, precious, a divine gift In authentic connection and deep nourishing conversations In being raw, real, authentic, unafraid to speak and live our deepest truth We are all whole, complete, radiant, and resilient Each of us is here on this planet to serve a divine purpose You are a divine and unrepeatable miracle In your power, in your magnificence, in your perfection IN YOUR RISE.
There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.