“I used mindset and self-love to heal my body two times over, and now I empower others to do the same.”
At 15 years old I was told I wouldn’t walk again.
At the time, I was an avid dancer, frequently attended my mom’s yoga classes, and dreamed of being a professional performer. An awful car accident put all my dreams and passions at risk, but my recovery taught me the most important lesson of my life - Mindset. Is. Everything.
When the doctors told me I wouldn’t walk, I turned to them and I told them they were wrong. Throughout my healing process, while I did yoga in bed (really!), I never gave up on my goal. Within 6 months I was miraculously able to dance on stage in a high school theatre production, and just 6 years later I embarked on my journey as a professional Yoga Teacher.
My love of yoga began in my mom’s classes, but flourished when I attended my first Kundalini yoga retreat at 17 years old. I initially attended the retreat as a means to lose weight. My tumultuous relationship with my body left me with body dysmorphia and disordered eating. It was during that retreat, when I lost not one single pound, that I became so incredibly exhausted by my efforts of “being skinny.” After that retreat I decided there was only one way out of the abusive relationship with my body - and it was self-love.
My eating disorder did not heal itself overnight, but over years of actively working towards self-love and an avid yoga practice, I eventually released my food-anxiety. Seeking a deeper understanding of wellness, I enrolled in Nutrition School and grew into the healthiest and happiest version of myself. I experienced food freedom in a whole new capacity. I found joy in eating the most nutritious foods, while leaving room for dark chocolate and margarita pizza without guilt.
Over the years, I’ve had the honor of empowering others to treat their bodies with compassion. I know how precious, valuable, and strong the body is, and how a mindset shift can change everything. Together with my clients, we work through releasing fear, cultivating love, and living life to its fullest.
Welcome to The Self-Love Lifestyle.
I am a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I was trained at Yogaworks in Santa Monica and Goodyoga in Brooklyn, NY and am an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) through the Yoga Alliance. I am a certified Reiki Therapist through Glowing Heart Reiki School, and an AFFA-Certified Group Fitness Instructor. I have trained under Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run With The Wolves and Shaman and Sacred Artist, Heyoka Merrifield. I am a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, with a focus in Psychology, Mythology, and The Performing Arts.