"Om So Hum"
Yogi, Generator, Vata/Pitta, Aries Sun, Sagittarius Moon, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Cousin, Ex-Wife, Neice, Twin Flame in Union, Wife, Baby Mama, Veteran, Bonus Mom, Introvert, Artist, Mystic, Writer, Healer, Traveler of Earth and Astral, Student of Life, Philosopher, Explorer, Mediator, Lover, Warrior, Builder, Destroyer, Oracle, Spirit, Absolute
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Air Force Veteran who served Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Military Police personnel. Upon separating from the military, I studied Nursing and operated in the field of Nursing x 10 years in various environments, backgrounds and demographics ranging from psych to rehab, corrections and hospice. Some years into my spiritual journey, I decided to travel to Bali, Indonesia to earn my yoga teacher certification under intense training and immersive study. I have diverse experience in the medical field and a burning a passion for acquiring knowledge through self study and wisdom through fearless experience. After a mind opening and soul awakening experience with Ayahuasca in Peru, my perception on health and medicine shifted greatly. Shortly after my trip to Peru, I experienced a life threatening event in my personal life, leaving me in mental and emotional turmoil. I turned to yoga to help me cope and out of this new found coping mechanism came profound healing and enlightenment! It was the practice and understanding of Yoga/meditation that pulled me out of my sunken place, and that birthed a desire to share this knowledge with as many people as possible. During my teacher training I was introduced to the science of Ayurveda and it felt like my soul had finally found it’s place, it’s purpose. As I embark on this journey and dive into the depths of Vedic ancient wisdom, I invite you to embark with me, as we peel back and explore the deepest layers of Self, raise consciousness, and awaken the innate healer within you.
Peace, Love, and Light!
“EYE-yer-VAY-da” translated as “the science of life” is an ancient medical science indigenous to India . This eastern health science helps one to understand balance and imbalance in the body and mind to prevent progression of dis-ease and address causes early on AKA treating the root! Known for it’s individualized approach, Ayurveda treats each person as a unique system with unique needs and tendencies and focuses on the Nature of the individual. In treatment, Ayurveda places emphases on the food we take in which is defined by the food we eat, the air we breath in, the quality of breath, what we take in through our senses such as sound, visual food, even down to the detail of the taste of our food. How our body and mind process these various inputs is what leads to either dis-ease or harmony & health. This means that the main focus in Ayurveda is nutrition and digestion of all that is taken in through the human body, the energetic body and the mind! Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga and they both go hand in hand, to be used together if one is striving for wholeness. In Ayurveda we are connected directly to the Universe, and everything in it, we are made up of the same stuff. We are the microcosm to the macrocosm. Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle means seeing and understanding the Nature of Self and the Nature of everything the Self takes in, making conscious calculations about what to add and what to remove to maintain harmony, balance and good health! It's about understanding Karma, transcending mental limitation and living in a way that best suits your mind and body!
What makes Yoga self transformative?
The benefits of Yoga stem from its ability to cleanse internal organs, stimulate the main 3 regions of the spine and purify the mind. Yoga serves as an awareness facilitator by encouraging self reflection within each asana (pose), breath, sensation, the moments in between and each thought that occurs throughout the process. Each thought and feeling reveals the nature of the mind, consciousness and spirit offering insight into the false perceptions of the mind that may be the cause of your discomfort or dis-ease. Hatha Yoga is where self discovery and awareness begins. In Yoga it is believed that dis-ease is a result of disconnection between mind, body and spirit which results in imbalance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy! It is not enough to only focus on physical health, being the mind is where the root of healing or dis-ease lies, mental health must also improve, the Nature of the Mind has to be investigated and changed, the personality, psychological and psychic framework must be transcended not just from dis-ease but also from the bondages of the mind. This balance brings ultimate health. The path to achieving Yoga begins by monitoring the mental processes, understanding the mental process, and becoming undisturbed by the fluctuations of the mind so you can remain stable in the midst of challenge and change. This is Self Mastery! This is Yoga! This is EMPOWERMENT!