I began my path with health and fitness 25 years ago as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, pilates instructor, and wellness coach. Having worked with many groups and individuals in Boston, NYC, DC, and Hawaii, my experience allowed me to regularly teach and train people from all walks of life. As a result, it has lead me to understand the variety of physical and emotional needs that each individual has.
My journey with physical Yoga began while attending a Core Integration Class taught by Jill Miller in 2004. My mind and body experienced an awakening it had never felt before. By the end of her class my entire body was rhythmically beating with my heart beat. The following year I had an intense life changing experience after attending a 10 day Vipassana. It was then I knew my calling. A few months later I participated in a one month journey to complete my 200 hr yoga teacher training at 7 Centers in Sedona, AZ and shortly after that a Living Foods Lifestyle® Two Week Certification Program with the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico. Eventually I left my fitness and group exercise management positions to start my own company Physical Awakening.
In 2007, on a summer trip to Ojai, California, my daughter, Bella Luna was conceived, I had a home birth which transformed my life and gave birth to expanding my knowledge on maternity and “green” living. My inspiration led me to support families where I founded two additional companies: TheBabyPlanner.com and International Parenting & Health Institute. Since becoming a mother, I have learned so much and am grateful. It has been a journey of joy, embracing forgiveness, self-acceptance and balance.
Having a deep commitment and passion for a life of simplicity and holistic integratitive living , I completed a Somatic Yoga Restorative Training with the Yoga Garden in San Anselmo, CA, a ChakraDance training from Australia and a Yoga Restorative Certification with Purusha Yoga in SF, California.
I have overcome countless challenges throughout my life; using each as stepping stones to form the person I am today.
I successfully launched multiple companies helping others to grow and succeed – all while maintaining my health, sanity, and love for life.
These companies include:
- International Parenting & Health Institute (IPHI), Founder and CEO
- Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC), Founder and Executive Director
- International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals (IABPP)
- Physical Awakening, Holistic Lifestyle and Health Services
- Marin Business Sanctuary, Center for Conscious & Embodied Entrepreneurship
I am author of three books: “Green Body Green Birth” , “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need to Know” and “Awakening Through Sleep: A Transformational and Spiritual Guide to Pregnancy, Parent and Child Sleep“.
My work allows me to combine my business and holistic lifestyle coaching expertise to support people from all walks of life.
Most recently I am pursuing Gyrokinesis and International Ballroom Latin Dance and Yoga For First Responders to support my work and personal development.
I offer professional training, individual coaching, private sessions, group classes, and workshops in the comfort of your home, fitness/yoga studio, and online via phone/skype and email.
I am also the lead instructor for the Integrative Adult Sleep Coach Certification, Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant Certification, Pre-Postnatal Nutrition Coach Certification and Baby Planner Certification programs at the International Parenting & Health Institute.
Specialties include: Business Coaching, Health Coaching, Life Coaching, Stress Management, Sleep Coaching, Nutrition Coaching, Weight Loss, and Pre and Post Natal Fitness.