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An Introduction

GREETINGS,

As a guide in the healing and awakening journey, it is my honor to support individuals liberate wounds of the past so they can experience greater freedom, peace, and meaning in their lives.

For the majority of my early life I struggled with depression, and for over a decade, I experienced chronic headaches that caused tremendous suffering. While I was high-functioning professionally in the Advertising & Design industry, I spent most of my earnings simply trying to feel better, physically and emotionally. In the long journey of seeking health and meaning, I was introduced to yoga, meditation, and other “alternative” healing modalities. In 2009, I came to a crossroads, and decided to leave everything I knew to redirect my life’s compass and reclaim a life worth living.

The journey took me to a Zen Buddhist monastery, where I spent time in residence meditating (a lot!) and rediscovering the joy that came from simple living in community, off the grid. I attended the Himalayan Institute to study meditation, yogic philosophy, subtle body anatomy, and the nature of the mind. I immersed in the world of Shamanism, studying core shamanic healing practices with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and engaging “experiential therapy” through ceremonies and rituals in various traditions, including the vegetalismo practices of the Amazon. I spent several months in residence at The Esalen Institute, where I was introduced to gifted teachers, therapists, and healing practitioners, and studied everything from Jungian psychology and dreamwork, to Tai Chi and permaculture. I sat in Vipassana meditation retreats, and worked with therapists specializing in Gestalt, Hakomi, Internal Family Systems, and somatic-oriented approaches.

As the character Morpheus in The Matrix offers, “it’s one thing to know the path, and another to walk it.” In excavating the depths of my own psyche, conditioning, trauma, and divinity, it has become my profound honor to support others on this beautiful – and utterly challenging – path of homecoming.

And while there are no quick fixes or panaceas to that which ails us, we do have the capacity to lean into the challenges of life as gateways to greater inner peace, inspiration, resiliency, and ability to hold ourselves and others with utmost compassion and respect. As the Hopi Elders said, "we are the one's we've been waiting for." Let us not waste this precious human life, and do the work required to experience peace, as individuals, and in our world.

Please contact me if you'd like to explore working together, and if there is not alignment, I would be happy to offer referrals and resources to best serve you . Thank you for taking the time to connect here online, and regardless of whether our paths cross, know that I offer you my blessings, support, and encouragement.

With love,

I give acknowledgement and gratitude to the teachers who have influenced and supported my path, including Adyashanti, Jeannie Zandi, Thomas Hubl, Ricardo Hernandez, Sandra Ingerman, Annie Carpenter, Donna Farhi, Tias Little, Dr. Douglas Brooks, and the faculty of The Himalayan Institute, including Dr. Rolf Sovik, Sandra Andersen, and Sheri Friedrichsen. And to my family, friends, and the many teachers, practitioners, and students who have served my growth, awareness, and awakening, I bow in gratitude.