Let's get real here.
The fear in the world right now is so thick you could cut it with a knife.
We are desperately in need of leaders who are brave enough to turn towards this fear, and thus heal and transform it. First inside themselves, and then in the world.
The new world leaders will be the sensitive ones. The healers, and the empaths. The ones willing to step into the fire with courageously open hearts.
And that means you.
It is my greatest passion to help souls like you activate your inner resources and heal yourself from the inside out, so that you can heal our world.
Shadow work is how we get there. Learn more about my own method of shadow work here.
Oh- and I'm a toddler mom and a wife, too.
If you want to know a little more about me, read on:
I have a BA in Philosophy from Reed College (2006), and an MA in German from the University of Oregon (2010).
I've been giving astrology readings since 2008, and wrote my Masters thesis on the role of astrology in Goethe's Faust (you can Google it if you really want to).
From 2006-8, I lived in Austria as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant, teaching English and working as an American cultural docent.
I was full-time faculty at Oregon State University for six years (2010-16) teaching all levels of German language, as well as history, politics, film, and more. I received several teaching awards and ended up on the cover of an OSU magazine for my development of pioneering online programs.
I am a certified trauma-informed yoga teacher, and have completed many hours of training in trauma-sensitive movement instruction, notably through the Trauma Healing Project in Eugene, OR, and Street Yoga and Kamala Mind Body Wellness in Seattle.
In 2016, I completed a 22-hour domestic violence survivor support program through New Beginnings in Seattle.
From 2016-18, I taught yoga and mindfulness in inpatient psychiatric hospitals in the Seattle area, working with adults and adolescents diagnosed with a wide variety of psychiatric conditions.
I attended Bastyr University's Masters in Counseling Psychology graduate program for six months (2016-17), until I realized that my true calling was not as a mental health counselor.
In 2017, I became a Usui / Holy Fire II Reiki Master Teacher through Melinda Prakash Kaur.
In 2018, I completed a training in the Authentic Voice expressive arts therapy modality with its founder, Nina "Anin" Utigaard.
In 2019, I completed the course Activate Your Inner Jaguar, based on the deep nervous system recalibration methods of Somatic Experiencing® and Organic Intelligence®, taught by Kimberly Ann Johnson.
In 2020, I completed the 18-hour In-Depth Psoas Workshop with Liz Koch, focusing on methods of fluid somatic movement and release, and its role in healing trauma and harmful social conditioning.
This wide range of experience has blessed me with the opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life, and informs my work every day.