I am a self-proclaimed PLAYologist passionate about play, mindfulness, women's holistic wellness, and childhood development! I am a spiritual activist, peaceful warrior, and diversity advocate. A few of my favorite ways to PLAY are going to the house of the mouse, leading circle time, learning about metaphysics, and traveling. When I am not PLAYing, I am dreaming of ways to connect my work life more with PLAY. Focusing on PLAY allows me the freedom to be mindful and to stress less as I achieve my personal and professional goals. A former distance runner, I found yoga as a way to recover after runs. As my life progressed, yoga became a way for me to heal and learn from my past.
I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. In addition, I hold certifications in Life Coaching, Meditation, Prenatal Yoga, Kidding Around Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Mental Well-being in Children. I have worked professionally as a counselor, health educator, and founder/owner/operator of a brick-and-mortar family entertainment center called Amaya Papaya Playlounge. With over twenty-five years of professional experience in corporate organizations, non-profit organizations, independent business ownership, mentoring, volunteering, and motherhood, I bring real-life experience to my client's needs.
I have been blessed to combined my passions with my professional experience to fulfill my life purpose of being a teacher and healer as a Yoga and Mindfulness Life Coach for women, children, and families.
I am the creator of the Bomb Mom Yoga community and Amaya Papaya University, a play and mindfulness-based enrichment program and curriculum for children 0-5 years old.
I believe that everyone can find their passion and purpose through PLAY! I love teaching women, children, and families how to bridge the gap between work and PLAY the YOLO (Yoga, Organized, Learning, Opportunity) way!