My story starts in the woods. I am blessed to have always lived within walking distance of wooded areas and parks. As a child, I oftentimes hung out in the woods with neighborhood friends or I enjoyed the time in solitude in nature. I have always been attracted to the woods and nature in general. While attending Elder High School, which is located in Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio, I listened to punk rock music and this opened my eyes to many of the problematic situations that the world faces today. Listening to punk rock and embracing rebellion, I started exploring.
I started exploring new ideas and new ways of experiencing consciousness. As I was earning my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northern Kentucky University, I experienced loss and this significantly impacted my state of well-being. The suffering I experienced drove me to further exploration. This exploration led me to the practice of seated meditation and eventually the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Since 2013, I have been instructing Yoga asana and meditation classes at Yoga studios, recreation centers, and private residences in and around the Greater Cincinnati area. Throughout the years, I have taught various workshops such as kombucha brewing, chakra meditation, and the Good Touch Games. I am comfortable with my public speaking skills. In my personal life, I value happiness, compassion and love, health and vitality, integrity, fun and playfulness, adventure, and growth.
For my career position, I serve as an Addiction Therapist, where I provide individual and group counseling to patients with Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders. On my website, I blog about mindfulness, meditation, addiction recovery, and conscious living. I look forward to connecting with you.