My website will introduce you to a variety of programs, lectures and consulting options designed to create spaces of healing, safety, inclusivity and education on the topics of trauma and resilience, sexual violence, yoga and somatic healing. My primary lens is that of a survivor of sexual trauma, however, having been influenced by many teachers and healers, as well as trauma resolution theories, I believe the core of my message transcends a wide spectrum of traumatic or difficult experiences having to do with violence, neglect, loss, grief, suffering, overwhelm and unexpected change.
As a certified yoga instructor, I offer individual and group yoga instruction, as well as workshops designed specifically for those interested in yoga for trauma healing. Seeking to empower other healing arts practitioners and organizations to expand their capacity and confidence in providing specialized, trauma-informed care to survivors of sexual violence and trauma, I provide personal/organizational consulting as well as workshops tailored to meet your unique needs. As a survivor myself who spent over 15 years navigating the advocacy and the healing arts communities, I provide nuanced consulting support for other survivors who are working to identify a sustainable practice within the anti-violence and healing arts movements. My blog is a compilation of essays connected to issues I have encountered along my healing journey and in my work with others. I explore themes such as forgiveness, grief, nonlinear healing, rape myths, triggers, somatic healing, meditation and more. I encourage you to read and share with those you believe might benefit from my reflections. Finally, I have finished my 3 years of coursework in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and will earn my Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certificate in the Spring of 2019. SE is a naturalistic, trauma resolution method designed by Dr. Peter Levine that supports the return of people's innate healing capacity by working directly, although gently and incrementally, with the nervous system. Learn more by visiting my "Healing Arts" page.
Please feel free to contact me about your options for training or support, even if it seems outside the scope of what I describe here. Thank you for taking the time to explore the resources I offer survivors, healing arts practitioners, advocates and organizations. It is my honor and privilege to be a part of a movement towards individual and collective healing, reclamation and resilience.