the boroughs and the ‘burbs of NYC. I left the area once for a two year nature-filled adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
BA in Literature/Creative Writing from NYU
300-Hour Trained Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Certified Professional Life Coach & Mentor
Tibetan Buddhist Studies - Asian Classic Institute 1, 2
International School of Temple Arts Level 1, 2, 3
Thai Body Work L1 with Shai Plonski
Activate Your Inner Jaguar (Nervous System Resilience) with Kimberly Ann Johnson
Certified Holistic Birth Doula with The Matrona, Whapio
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher and Birth Coach
Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Lead - Prana Yoga
Founder of Prana Yoga & Meditation and Prana Prenatal Yoga
Creatrix of Pranabirthing - A meditation based birth-prep program
My self-development journey began when my late husband passed away and I found myself juggling a corporate career while raising three boys on my own. Life as a 32 year old widow was challenging and I struggled with anxiety and depression because I didn't yet have the tools I needed to find a peaceful equilibrium. My life changed when I discovered how incredibly effective meditation, yoga, Tibetan Buddhism and eastern philosophy studies were in shifting my perspective of the world.
Another turning point in my path was being diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease in 2018. As I struggled with symptoms, I came across Bessel van der Kolk's book, The Body Keeps The Score. That was the first time that I correlated my physical challenges with my extensive past trauma. It became clear to me that my illness would not improve until I began to unpack and heal past wounds.
As my healing process continued to unfold, I became increasingly drawn to the self development world. This has included multiple silent and transformative retreats, discovering the potent healing power of sacred sexuality via Tantra and Shamanism, and leveraging non-ordinary states of consciousness brought upon by sacred plant medicines.
Healing is an ongoing process. Layers of past trauma continue to dissolve to make space for an even more authentic and fulfilling life. My soul is called to share the many tools that have had efficacy for me.
Working with people and supporting their transformation is the center of my life's purpose. My greatest joy is facilitating spaces for humans to explore their connection with mind, body and spirit in support of their well being. The results are incredibly powerful and always inspiring.
When I’m not coaching or facilitating…
You'll find me communing with mother nature or hanging out with my 3 adult sons and my amazing life partner.