I am a Sound Facilitator, Holistic Coach and movement fanatic who loves creating space for others to heal, dream and thrive. I founded Anahata out of a desire to help co-create more compassion in this world, not only for ourselves but for one another.
I was a practicing attorney and sales manager who experienced a big life shift after my life was shaken up in 2009. Although great losses are painful, they often come with opportunity for profound change, and thus began my journey of reconnecting to myself and my inner wisdom. I began with meditation and writing and soon moved to yoga and many forms of sound creation. I eventually left a very well paid corporate position and continued to shed less and less of my fears about living the life of my dreams. I have since studied and practiced various meditation techniques, read countless books on yoga, diet, nutrition, meditation, energy work and spirituality, and am a continuous student who is always learning. I formally studied Sound Healing, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Akashic Records, Reiki, and Mediumship amidst a myriad of informal studies in related subjects. I also became a Certified Health Coach and a Certified Life Coach to better understand how I was able to do difficult things in the pursuit of my own truth so that I could better serve those seeking great change in their own lives. My practice and offerings are continuously evolving and expanding as I grow, learn, and incorporate new wisdom and experiences.
In addition to my work, my own form of peaceful activism gets exercised as host of I Want What She Has, a podcast and weekly live radio show at Radio Kingston dubbed the “antidote to the patriarchy” amplifying women’s voices and their stories. I try to serve community in ways that I am useful as the Chair of Live Well Kingston’s Heal Well Focus Group, as a Member of the Ulster and Dutchess Girls’ Inc. Advisory Committee, as a member of the Ulster County Restorative Justice Task Force and Conviction Integrity Unit, as a practitioner with the Holistic Health Community, and as the former Festival Director and Board President (and forever volunteer) for the non-profit, O+ Festival, an organization which empowers communities to take control of their collective well-being by exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art.
I look forward to the opportunity of our paths crossing in any capacity!
“Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.” ~ Buddha
Photo by Franco Vogt Photography