After becoming a first time mom balancing a full-time career, I eventually found myself feeling totally depleted-- sleep-deprived, drained, unhealthy, and disconnected from my loved ones and myself. In a moment of desperation, I tried a Yoga Nidra meditation class, and, over time, experienced a total transformation in my ability to care for myself as well as my approach to life, career, and family. Practicing Yoga Nidra meditation for the past several years has enabled me to experience greater inner peace, better sleep, improved health-- and to become more present in my every day life.
Forever changed by my experiences practicing Yoga Nidra, I wanted to share this transformational practice in our community, and travelled to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockton, MA, to study with Jennifer Reis, in order to become a certified Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra instructor. A few years later, in order to experience a deeper understanding of all eight limbs of yoga, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training with Adriana Rizzolo at Yogala Los Angeles, CA. I continue to study with amazing teachers and healers from around the world, and am so grateful for their wisdom to guide me on this path that has chosen me.
I hold a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, and a Master's Degree in Social Work with healthcare and mental health concentrations from Barry University. I am a lifelong student and find joy learning about all things wellness-- Eastern philosophy, social justice, trauma-informed practices, traditional and complementary medicine, and on and on!
Ananda means "bliss," and it is my wish to guide everyone to find theirs.