Hello beautiful human,
Thank you for stopping by my page. I am honored to share my story with you!
August 2014 I had the honor to attend Burning Man festival. While I was there I met a friend who saw my potential when it felt non-existent. They gazed into my eyes and said, “You are brilliant and you are going to live a beautiful life.” For the first time I believed those words. I was catapulted into a life beyond my wildest dreams because they helped me see beyond my flaws into my true self.
I never believed in myself while growing up. I thought I was stupid and had nothing to offer the world. I became highly promiscuous in fifth grade and was an alcoholic by freshman year of high school. I thought soulfulness was embarrassing and being rude was attractive. My dream was to become an infamous playboy model. By age eighteen I was a stripper and from eighteen to twenty- four I drank ten plus drinks just about every night. From the outside it looked like I was living a glamorous life but inside I was dead as could be.
In 2013 I cried to the Universe for help and the book ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne serendipitously fell into my lap. From that moment on everything began to shift. This is what led me to a massive spiritual awakening at Burning Man. After the festival I was willing to surrender my life over to a greater intelligence in order to live out my soul’s purpose. On May 9, 2015 I officially got sober.
Today my life is a dedication to inspiring, empowering, and elevating consciousness. Everyone desires to embody their highest self and live their best life. This happens when we remember who we truly are- infinite potential- unconditional love and light. So many humans look outside of themselves for satisfaction, but when we shift our perception of ourselves the world around us begins to transform. Spiritual teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “When we change the way we look at things the things we look at change.”
There is nothing I wish for more than to give the same gift to others that my friend gave to me at Burning Man. They helped a blind woman see her true self. Within each and every single one of us is a sparkling gem, but many of us are blind to it. We have no idea what our potential is and what the Universe can do through us because we typically identify with the dark aspect of ourself. Life becomes unlimited as soon as we choose to surrender and identify with the light as the true self. Freedom is our birthright. I want to help beings spread their wings and become free as can be.
I believe anything and everything is possible once we tend to the inner-garden and water the seeds of enlightened qualities that are always present. As we focus on the qualities we wish to embody instead of what we do not want, we discover our true self who has always been there hidden beneath layers of armor. The true self is unconditioned love and creativity. It is the same intelligence which created the Universe. This is how powerful and sacred we all are.
I am determined to help beings awaken and identify with their true self. I am a shadow and light worker. Mystic and poet Rumi states, “The wound is where the light enters.” One cannot bypass their way into the light, they must befriend the shadow. My mission is to help beings embody radical-self love while cultivating radical determination to rise into the highest potential of themselves. The reason I care so freaking much is because all beings want to be joyful and liberated. Ultimately this work is not for ourselves, but so we can live in a world where kindness, peace, and harmony is the norm!
I love you.
I believe in you.
I see you.
Information about my training(s):
I have been teaching yoga for four years and coaching for two years. I am a ICF certified coach through Beautiful You Coaching Academy based in Australia. I did my 200 Hatha/ Vinyasa YTT in Rishikesh India and a 300 tantric chakra YTT in Bali. I teach Hatha, Vinyasa, or Hatha/vinyasa classes and meditation. I also teach a donation based class called Yoga for 12 Steps Recovery for anyone who is interested in the 12 steps as a healing path. I graduated from Naropa University. Naropa University was founded by Tibetan Buddhist master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. I graduated with a BA in religious studies, contemplative psychology, and women studies. I have a podcast on iTunes called The Naked Essence and I am a published writer in Elephants Journal and Inspired Coaching Magazine. I am speaker and team leader for a movement called Elevation, which is a movement to inspire kindness.