About

“Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

-Rumi

Welcome to this open space for learning, healing and growth! It is my pleasure and passion to hold this space for you and others.

Who Am I?

I found yoga in 2007 and never looked back. Studying the body, the mind, spirit and all of the energetic exchanges between them is so rewarding both personally and professionally. For me, stumbling upon Yoga Nidra was the synthesis for all three of these things, and as a book nerd who loves things like quantum physics and epigenetics, I was immediately enraptured by the science behind it. I trained with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, author of the super woman work, “Yoni Shakti” as well as Nirlipta Tuli, a renowned hypnotist and Nidra specialist working out of England. I am also a 200 hr RYT and certified prenatal and postnatal instructor and offer classes that combine the beauty of Nidra with the physical flow of asana.

My style of Yoga Nidra combines my passion for helping people, especially women, to find their own healing mechanism within their inner wisdom with a down-to-earth perspective. It is gentle and permissive as well as soothing. As a mother, I live in and out of the messes of life daily. The most important part of any Yoga practice is how we take it off the mat and into our daily lives. Nidra has helped me to heal throughout pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood, divorce, coming out as a gay woman, my journey with an anxiety and panic disorder and living as a highly sensitive human in an overwhelming world. This deeply healing and highly useful practice can also make us aware of patterns and habits that may not be serving us, allowing us to grow and learn as we enter states of profound rest.

Why Yoga Nidra, Why Now?

We are part of a grind culture built on a cycle of expectations mixed with stress, both shaken and stirred. Practices that induce radical rest, such as Yoga Nidra, are a profound way to say “no” to the pressures we face on a daily basis. Taking time for true self care with deep rest is not only a way to enter communion with ourselves, but also opens a path toward healing our planet. If we have rested and felt our inner wisdom, we will no longer choose paths that do not serve us, our planet, and future generations. We will make decisions that not only better our life but the lives of those around us. What a profound change we can make in this world as awakened beings, especially as awakened women or parents!

How Does Nidra Work?

Yoga Nidra is much more than a nap, although you may look like you are sleeping. Usually practiced lying down, this ancient form of healing follows the natural cues of the body that lead us into our deep sleep state, but on a conscious level. Nidra is sometimes called awakened sleep for this reason. You will listen to an external voice (the facilitator or teacher) and feel your body relax deeply, as if you are in deep sleep. You may even pop in and out of dreams or have various experiences, all while maintaining consciousness.

Practices can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, although 15-20 minutes is the average length. There are so many differing schools of Yoga Nidra, but most of them involve a similar pattern and goal. It is my work to help you co-create your own Nidra or lead groups of people in a Nidra practice. Co-creating simply means that we talk about what you would like to gain from the practice and I create a Nidra specifically tailored to those goals. That may be healing a physical or emotional wound, reaching a goal you have in mind, helping with menstrual pain or cycles, or even just cultivating a more calm presence in the face of all that life throws at you.

If you would like to know more about working with me, head on over to my offerings page!

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