Hello! Over the past 15 years I have taught yoga and mindfulness in private and public education, alongside youth with multiple obstacles to success, and to children with special needs. I’ve consistently seen how yoga and mindfulness provide tools to help youth and those caring for them soothe their bodies and minds.
After founding Radiant Beginnings, Roots Up sister brand in 2010, I was determined to make deep breathing, mindfulness and guided imagery more accessible and equip all children with tools to navigate life’s twists and turns. I was witnessing major burnout in adults in caregiving roles and little bodies with not enough tools to support their feelings. This is how Roots Up was born.
My drive to bring coping skills to youth stems from my healing journey with anxiety and depression, specifically panic attacks. I’m deeply committed to helping folks develop lifelong tools for big emotions and to increase resilience as part of a preventative approach to wellness.
I’m a highly sensitive person and have a playful goofy personality. I LOVE being active in nature. I’m a mom, wife, sister, ally, friend and enjoy anything outdoors, dancing, hiking, biking and running.