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 those with different learning abilities & needs. 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.
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.
My drive to bring coping skills to youth stems from my healing journey with anxiety and depression, specifically panic attacks. I am also a mom to a neurodivergent son who has a harder time navigating big emotions. The mission of this work is practiced passionately in both my personal and professional life.
I’m deeply committed to helping children of all learning styles, abilities and backgrounds develop lifelong tools for big emotions and to increase resilience as part of a preventative approach to wellness.
I proudly identify as neurodivergent and have a playful personality. I LOVE being active in nature with my family. I’m a mom, wife, sister, ally, friend and enjoy self expression of any kind, dancing, hiking, biking and running.