Let’s just say I have always been curious, interested in the inner workings, how it all comes together, and you know hungry to be the best version of myself. The thing is the best version shifted into being really hard on myself somewhere along the way.
I started a profession of transforming lives because of this curiosity. When I was in my early 20’s I knew that I was going to help people discover their own ability to feel good. So when I was 26 I became a yoga teacher. Seemed fitting since I almost died in a car accident and my practice of yoga definitely saved my life and my sanity during my healing.
Yoga is the perfect avenue to connect with amazing practices, teachers and training that facilitates growth. Through movement, meditation and investigating how to live a rich and meaningful life – I knew I found my calling. But being someone that is always looking for more, I knew I needed more…and well so I went to graduate school for Mental Health Counseling and am also a Certified Transformational Coach.
I love working with the behind the scenes of people, clearing out the inner turmoil, the uncertainty that keeps us up at night and the tendency to have a hand in everything. I always meet my client where they are and offer genuine support. I fully respect and honor the courage it takes to turn inward, embrace your entire self and shift the inner dialogue. I get it because at one time it was really hard for me as well.
The first hand experience I have within my own life just might be one of the biggest credentials we all have. For me, being able to see the whole version of myself, my strengths and my shortcomings, I found freedom. Now, in my 40’s, a mom, a wife, and what I like to call a professional ‘recombobulator’, these practices and tools keep me grounded, able to come back to an enjoyable experience of life quickly, and the best part…TRUST IN MYSELF FULLY. Being able to move forward with a sense of certainty is fantastic and liberating.
The quality of life is pretty amazing as I feel I have the tools to take the lead in my own life while loving those that join me along the way as well as those that decide to do it differently. At my core I know that everyone deserves to feel safe, supported and elevate their relationship with life. To be of service to an individual’s soul is my calling and I bring that forward through energy transformation and supporting people and groups to value their inner world.
A DEEPER UNFOLDING OF MY JOURNEY…
My curiosity regarding the mystery of life began at a young age. I knew there was a sacred beauty and I have been determined to discover and reveal this essence in my life and share it with others. I had some powerful experiences as a young child that affirmed our connection to a grace, spirit, god, or divine love, however you want to call it.
I was also always encouraged to step outside my comfort zone. This courageous curiosity has allowed me to explore my inner self and my relationship with and to the external world. Growing up in Kentucky I learned to love the natural beauty before me but also had a burning desire to explore and see what else was out there. You could say I needed to see that grace comes in many forms and takes on different expressions.
The opportunities to live in some amazing cities and countries all over the world truly opened my eyes and heart to the many possibilities and many expressions of divine love. In my first big adventure away from home – College – I found yoga and ever since this has supported my commitment to help others the best I know and has led me to amazing teachers of yoga, meditation, personal growth and healing modalities.
There is a delicate nature to being human, and I realized this when my wanderlust came to a halt with a nearly fatal car accident. The importance of respecting the physical body became apparent and yoga became the major component in my healing.
My interest in service elevated to a new level and I quickly aspired to learn to teach yoga authentically, teaching from direct experiences in life and from my own heart. I’ve been blessed to study with amazing and gifted teachers such as Don & Amba Stapleton, Shiva Rea, Sianna Sherman, Judith Lasiter, Angela Farmer, and Paul Muller-Ortega.
My yoga practice has deepened on so many levels and the exploration of being a professional yoga teacher is full of accomplishments and humility. Creating corporate wellness programs, leading international retreats, co-leading teacher trainings and walking away from everything to tend to the heart has provided a journey that helps me remain dedicated to service and awakening the light that is present in all of us.
Moving from Louisville, to Charleston, back to Louisville as an adult has allowed me to refine my own offerings, to become more devoted to enhancing individual lives and elevating our society one heart at a time.
The refinement process continues as I navigate motherhood, graduate school for mental health counseling and being a Transformational Life Coach. Being in a wellness based counseling program has confirmed powerful beliefs I have always held, such as we all have a desire to live with satisfaction and hold the ability for self actualization.
Everyone deserves positive regard and true growth happens through authentic and supportive relationships. Both yoga and counseling are powerful tools. Yet, my quest to discover an integrative tool that utilizes both evidence based practices as well as drawing on inner wisdom to cultivate a powerful and potential life resulted in completing my certification with Eve Agee’s Transformation Coaching Academy. Then I wanted more spirituality in my work and have done Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Master Class to help others learn how to have a spiritual articulation of their own accord.
The clarity, ease and prosperity I have witnessed expanding in my own life has me truly excited to be a Transformational and Personal Growth Coach that offers life skills and tools that are individually tailored helping to shift the inner dialogue and improve the overall quality of life. When we can connect to our spirit and make the practices practical and accessible – well, life shifts and is so much more inspiring. Being able to trust in yourself, see the light around you and within you, be the light and an instrument for peace, bring the light to all you do and share it with the world is, let’s just say…AMAZING!
I am blessed to have had the experiences in life, time, space and determination to understand my unique self. These qualities, both experience and knowledge I bring with me in an ever changing field of yoga and wellness.
I feel blessed to be a part of an amazing community of beings that are dedicated to promoting a higher quality of life. I am also honored and celebrate anyone that is interested in living life from a vantage point that promotes goodness, abundance, pure joy and love.