E-RYT 500, MCKS Pranic Healer
I have been helping hundreds of people around the world discover truth and happiness for over 13 years through yoga, healing, and dance. It is my wish to help others see the light of their soul and feel the love that already exists in this universe. That light and love can help us find inner freedom.
After double majoring in Engineering and Dance at Washington University in St. Louis, I landed a job at Microsoft in 2001. My whole life’s goal was to do well in school so I could get a great job. After reaching my life goal at 22, I had to figure out what I was living for after that. So I did what many other young seeking adults do, I hit the road to travel the world with a backpack.
As I practiced yoga postures in the middle of hostels or jungles, or on the most beautiful beaches of the world, people often approached me to teach them. It was a great joy to share something I love, and to help bring inner peace to many people. The travels shifted my paradigms about life toward, what I was soon to learn, were the philosophies of yoga.
Dance seemed to sparkle its way into my travels as well, as I was often invited to train with professionals. In Mexico, after my first dance of salsa ever, a local professional salsa dancer invited me to train with him for a competition in a month, convinced we would win. Two weeks into my trip in India, I was performing Bollywood at a nationally televised Miss South India pageant.
In 2004 I became a certified Ananda Yoga® Instructor. I settled in Santa Barbara, California, and immediately founded an outdoor yoga business, managed yoga and fitness programs at the YMCA, and became a teacher trainer. I also had some fun teaching and performing Bollywood and Salsa.
Longing to share the deeper aspects of yoga postures and the spiritual path, I moved to Ananda Village. There I have worked as an Ananda Yoga Teacher Trainer and the Sales and Marketing Director for Crystal Clarity Publishers, Ananda’s publishing company. I have been sharing yoga, healing, and spiritual dance at Ananda, around the world, and on the World Wide Web.
With a desire to work with people one-on-one, I have started offering Energy Healing and spiritual counseling through Tarot Readings. The energy healing draws from Ananda’s Level 2 Healing training, Pranic Healing, and my intuition. I might be one of the only Tarot Readers who combines universal ancient wisdom derived from the Bhagavad Gita with how to live fully today!
I created spiritual dance programs based from wisdom gained through the spiritual path, a Dance Major from Washington University, studying dance movement therapy, and performing and teaching various styles of dance around the world.
In the fall of 2015 I moved to Portland, Oregon. I hope to continue to broaden and expand my outreach. I believe in all paths that lead to the light. While I am careful to express spiritual principles so that they are clear and easy to understand, what is most important to me is that people feel a touch of love in their hearts, joy in their spirits, and peace in their minds.