Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Certified Massage Therapist
I fell madly in love with Ayurveda after I began learning about it for my own self-care from my yoga teacher Cary Twomey 2006. I found it to be the most complete, full, and beautiful system for understanding health – a way to really care for the whole person. I felt like I had been seeking it for years without exactly knowing what I was seeking, I was hooked from the beginning, and couldn’t wait to help others using this amazing work.
I began formal Ayurvedic study in 2009 as a distance learning student at the California College of Ayurveda(CCA), a California state-approved college for the study of Ayurveda, which meets or exceeds the educational guidelines of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. In March 2014, I completed the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist internship, the highest level of training offered at CCA. I have also trained in Ayurvedic body therapies, Marma therapy (Ayurvedic acupressure) and am a certified massage therapist.
I have been an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation since 2002 and have done yoga teacher trainings at the Heartwood Institute, and later with Tias Little in Omaha, NE, as well as many workshops to deepen my practice. I taught yoga in a variety of settings for four years and currently teach workshops at special events around the Bay Area.
In my spare time, I love playing music alone and with friends, hiking, biking, and hanging out at home with my partner and our cat.