After sixteen years of working in retail and customer service, I had climbed the corporate ladder and settled into a management position. I thought my career path was set and everything was great, except it wasn’t. The hours were long and demanding and the work wasn’t fulfilling. I was anxious, stressed out, emotionally drained and felt trapped. I decided to seek out the help of a therapist and was advised to try yoga as a way to manage my anxiety and stress. Not long after that recommendation, the universe provided me with an opportunity. My mother-in-law asked me to join her for a class at a new studio and I loved it. I felt better, lighter mentally and emotionally. I continued taking classes and was actively immersing myself in practices to find peace of mind and serenity. I became eager to deepen my practice.
I signed up for a Reiki certification to learn about energy healing and felt a change within me. I became aware of how my intention and energy could not only help myself, but others as well. I kept the momentum going with a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. The program ignited a passion in me so deep that I knew I was onto something and that everything in my life had been leading me to this holistic path. I then had the opportunity to take an Aerial Yoga certification through Aviana Yoga and that inspired me even further. I wanted to not only teach yoga, but make it more accessible and help people see that they too can do this. Yoga truly is for everyone.
With thoughts of my own family planning emerging, I started to research options and came across Birth Doula training. After learning about how doulas can help improve the birthing experiences and outcomes, especially for those in minority groups, I knew it was the perfect next step in my journey. As I discovered new insights and added new skills to my “Wellness Toolbox” I came to the realization that Holistic Wellness was my calling and I embraced it.
I am so excited to continue to learn and grow by sharing these gifts with others. Everyone deserves to thrive and find peace of mind, especially those that feel like they cannot achieve these comforts - much like myself before embarking on this path. Through the lessons and healing modalities that I’ve learned, it is a privilege and honor to help guide others in this journey toward wellness.