As a Colorado native I have alway been blessed with an authentic connection to nature and the energies that reside within it. I grew up doing just about anything outdoors. From climbing trees and playing football with the neighbor boys to playing golf and swimming.
In 2006 I was introduced to yoga, it was there that I found one of many of my true passions. When I was introduced to yoga I didn't know what it was going to mean to me or if I would even like it. I wasn't even hooked after my first class, yet there was something calling me back to my mat. Today I can truly say yoga was the start of a journey into personal growth. I use yoga an avenue of self expression, a form of meditation, and a tool to listen to my inner guide the divine feminine. I entered into a teacher training program in October 2007 to deepen my relationship with yoga, as well as give myself the tools to help people with their relationship to their bodies. I began teaching in March 2008. Through my students I get to be WITNESS to the true beauty of yoga. Watching them undergo true manifestations of self, consciously and unconsciously. Being a teacher is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.
My exploration of yoga and commitment to personal growth uncovered another calling in life; to be a nutritionist. As I started my studies in nutrition I wasn't sure what I wanted to focus on or specialize in. What I did know was that I wanted to help people with their relationship to food, their relationship to their body, and how they can impact their lives with solid nutritional information. In January 2010 everything came full circle for me. I had just finished my training in prenatal yoga and to be a labor doula, when I realized that fertility, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition would be my speciality. As a nutrition consultant I teach my clients the benefits of proper nutrition. I aim to help them achieve pregnancy through potential diet modification and exercise. During pregnancy and through the postpartum period I work with my clients to ensure they are receiving enough nutrition to nurture their growing baby.
In researching prenatal yoga training’s I discovered my calling to be a doula. Although I do not have children of my own, I have always been drawn to them. It is safe to say that if there is a baby in the room I am somewhere near. I believe that bringing a baby into the world is an event in a woman's life that cannot be duplicated. Each birth is as unique as each baby, bringing with it new adventure and experiences. I also believe that empowering women, and aiding them through this rite of passage is something I am called to do. As a labor doula, I am committed to being an advocate for the laboring mother and her family. I use my time with the family to educate, connect, and offer support where needed. I believe childbirth is a rite of passage for women and that every woman should be empowered and encouraged in a positive way throughout labor.
I am committed to the health and well being of women in the child bearing years. I believe a healthy body, and a healthy mind lead to a healthy empowered pregnancy and birth.