My story starts in the woods when I was a child. I am blessed to have always lived within walking distance of wooded areas. As a child, I oftentimes hung out in the woods with neighborhood friends or I enjoyed the time in solitude in nature. I have always been attracted to the woods and nature in general. While attending Elder High School, which is located in Price Hill, Cincinnati, I listened to punk rock and this opened my eyes to many of the problematic situations that the world faces today. Listening to punk rock and embracing rebellion, I started exploring.
I started exploring new ideas and new states of consciousness. As I was earning my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northern Kentucky University, I experienced loss and this significantly impacted my state of well-being. The suffering I experienced drove me to further exploration. This exploration led me to the practice of meditation and eventually the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Since 2013, I have been instructing Yoga asana classes at Yoga studios and recreation centers in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have experience giving public speeches, as I served Vice President of Public Relations with Toastmasters International. I have taught various workshops such as kombucha brewing, chakra meditation, and the Good Touch Games. I value happiness, compassion and love, health and vitality, integrity, fun and playfulness, adventure, and growth.
I serve as an Addiction Therapist for the Lindner Center of Hope in Mason, Ohio; I counsel patients diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder and other substance use disorders. On my website, I blog about Yoga, mindfulness, personal development, prevention of compulsive social media and internet use, and addiction recovery. I look forward to connecting with you.