Photo by: Joshua June

Photo by: Joshua June

Photographer: Joshua June

 


With a formal education and passion for dance, I enjoyed performing various styles of dance world wide.  From modern, West African, Bharata Natyam, hip hop and jazz, dance was a primary means of self expression and offered me the opportunity to share a language that we use less often in our culture. 

While dancing, I took a part time job at an apothecary in Los Angeles which served my love for fragrance and essential oils. I took a basic course to begin my studies as an Aromatherapist but put it on halt when I became pregnant and lost my keen sense of smell.   

During my pregnancy, I continued to tour and in 2008, after giving birth at home to an amazing little girl, I stayed closer to home and primarily taught dance while learning to balance motherhood.   I also became a lucky and blessed Mrs. that year when I married my soul mate with our toes in the sand.

Giving birth to my second child in 2010 also at home, led me to a full time administrative job at a large practice of midwives where I learned so much about natural living as well as women’s options for birth which led me to where I am today. 

Without knowing it at the time, my work served as a sense of identity for me.  Having an administrative position after the birth of my children became a challenge and I struggled with remembering who I 'used' to be.  I strove to find myself within my new roles of wife and mother.  For some this comes easily.  For me, it has been a journey.  This journey has led me to reveal that I was not alone in my feelings and search for my new self.  Many women post-baby experience similar feelings.  This 'mystery', this 'unspoken', has created a new desire and drive within me to help other women reveal to them more quickly what I had been looking to define.  My journey has included healing myself of diastasis recti, low back pain, incontinence, low libido, as well as a stronger spiritual connection to my new body and new self. 

Being of service to others, I emphasize empowerment and education on women’s rights and voices through movement, mentorship, birth doula work, and spirituality.  I am committed to helping women transform into their fullest and best expression! 

 

Some of my post-graduate education includes:

~ Certified Dance It Out Instructor

~ Certified Dancing Through Pregnancy Instructor

~ Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructor

~ Certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor

~ Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula

~ Certified Practitioner of Young Living’s Raindrop Technique

~ Certificate of Completion: Super Fly Soulful Business Mastery Program

~ Certified Coach Practitioner: Celia Ward-Wallace + Certified Coaches Federation

~ Certified Women's Holistic Sexual Wellness Practitioner  

 

More about my journey can be found HERE.