“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, and later Reiki, 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 all. I want to give thanks and gratitude to my amazing teachers who have helped me on my path to healing and putting this light out into the world.
My style of healing honors the reality of living in these messy, human lives of ours. From a foundation of accepting all our bumps and bruises as well as our successes and accomplishments, I help clients to find equanimity through the integration of body, mind and spirit. Nidra guides us into deep states of meditation where we can learn the art of surrender. Reiki allows us to receive the beautiful and healing energies that are our birthright and vital in our healing journeys.
As a mother, partner, community member, friend and modern day woman, I have found these practices invaluable and to be one of the greatest gifts of my life.
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.
Reiki: Not Just Energy
Sometimes, it is difficult to imagine the energy that flows around us all the time. Indeed, it can be far beyond our human senses, but at the same time it influences everything we do. Just as the wind is invisible, but can still whip trees around during a storm or blow branches delicately in a breeze, the energy surrounding us can feel balanced or out of whack. Reiki is a supremely gentle, healing modality that helps to deliver beautiful, spacious energy into the body. It can also act as a guiding light, showing you to some of your deepest and most profound insights. Reiki is considered to be the ultimate life force energy, so it is rife with an intelligence and love that we can feel working its magic within us. It knows where to go, but requires the practitioner to be skillful in channeling it and the client to be receptive.
If you would like to know more about working with me and what a session looks like, head on over to my offerings page!