Whether in a yoga space, individual or group intuitive healing session, a dismantling racism training or as a therapist, healing is at the center or who I am and how I work with others. I'm excited to bring all of my skills and gifts together through the lens of healing the heart, mind and body. I am a yoga teacher, social justice activist, licensed clinical social worker and Dismantling Racism trainer. I approach my life and healing work from a place of empowerment, embodiment and integration.
With a deep understanding of trauma and the impact that it has on the mind, body, spirit and heart, much of my yoga and dismantling racism work focuses on helping people better understand how power and privilege operate in their life. I explore how privilege, power and oppression affects the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energy body.
Before becoming a yoga instructor, I was a clinical social worker and began my private practice in Chapel Hill, NC in 2001. I specialized in trauma, eating disorders and racial identity work. I have experienced the powerful transformation that comes with embodiment through the practice of yoga. In 2008, I went through yoga teacher training with the goal of infusing different treatment modalities into my practice to better help clients align their minds and bodies. I became a certified yoga teacher in 2009 and went on to complete a 500-hour certification in 2012. In 2015, I began leading my own teacher training: Skill in Action. This training is focused on the intersection of yoga and social justice and it inspires people to consider how they can radicalize their yoga practice to create a just world. Currently, I am a race equity trainer at the Center for Equity and Inclusion in Portland, OR and prior to my time at the Center, I worked with a wonderful collective of anti-racism trainers in North Carolina.
In addition to race equity training and yoga, I've created my own intuitive healing practice. This practice is based on my many years of experience as a clinical social worker and the practice of intuitive healing allows me to work holistically and co-create life changes with my clients based on their needs and desired healing modalities. I believe in social change, living our fullest life, making changes that inspire change for ourselves and the collective good. I know that it is my responsibility to embody and inspire change.