As we build community, it is important to find teachers, friends and colleagues that resonate with us - meet us where we are at, so we can fill each other's cups a little fuller. I hope to make that journey easier by sharing a few words about myself.
Like many in Hawaii, I have profound love and respect for the ocean. That is where I go to reset, to grieve, to ponder, to play. Nature is nurturing and therefore an important part of my practice. I strive to reinforce our connection to each other and support the healing that arises from living consciously.
Regardless of what modality I am working in, my intention is to help increase ease and joy. I am motivated by the belief that as we work to be more present and heal ourselves, we automatically uplift those around us.
Tracing our lineage of teachers is an important part of preserving the integrity of the knowledge we ourselves seek to embody and share. It is with that sentiment that I share a little of my life experience and the names of the teachers I continue to study under.
Born in Colorado and raised in California, I originally moved to Honolulu in 2002 to study coral reef ecology at UH Manoa. Since then, my career has carried me throughout the Pacific, allowing me to witness spectacular marine ecosystems as well as beautiful and diverse cultures.
I discovered Jivamukti Yoga in 2006 while living in Washington, D.C. In 2011, I had the privilege of attending Jivamukti Yoga teacher training with the co-founders David Life and Sharon Gannon. My teacher training mentor was the luminous Andrea Boyd of Satsang Yoga in Charleston, SC.
I moved to San Francisco at the end of 2011, where I began practicing with Toni Cupal and now study under her and Mukund Subramanian as part of the Healing Cultures Training Program. The bay area also brought the incomparable Dr. Eric Rubin, of North Point Chiropractic into my life from whom I received my first and second degree Reiki attunements.
Since moving back to Honolulu in 2017, I began studying Lomi Lomi with LiAnn Uyeda and Kumu Malia Helela. I am blessed to have Kara Zahl as a mentor and many other teachers in my life that continue to guide and inspire me.