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.