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Dark Rocks

The 4 Main Realms I Work Within

Realm of the Feminine*
Realm of Connection
Realm of Spirit
Realm of Dharma

Clarity on Purpose / Dharma

Movement in Aligned Direction

Embodied, Creative, Artistic Expression

"Right" Direction for You

Grounded in Your Vision

Releasing Old Patterning / Samskaras

Ancestral Karmic Healing

Embodied Spirituality

Nondual Tantrk Practices

Embodied Yoga

Anchoring Spiritual Awareness into Grounded Reality

Alchemizing Your Shadow

Reiki & Astral Realm Work

Self-Trust & Trust of Another

Healthy, Responsive Boundaries

Embodied Communication (vs Tactical**)

Exiting Patterns of Dysfunction & People-Pleasing

Loving Self-Responsibility (vs Blame)

Moving out of Fight / Flight / Freeze

Building Embodied Safety, Stability & Ease

Learning Nervous System Co-Regulation

Women's Wisdom

Menstruality

Female Rites of Passage

Feminine Energy & Embodiment

Trusting Intuition & Inner Knowing

Wisdom Held in the Body

Interoceptive Awareness & Expression

Quality of Beingness (vs Doing)

The realms I work within are not static nor rigid - they all intermingle, overlap and are inextricably interwoven in most ways. 

They certainly are for me.

And, it's helpful to define areas of life that I find myself working within the most, that are of most potential benefit to you.

I never set out to be a yoga teacher, embodiment coach, somatic therapist or spiritual practitioner. 

 

All of these truly chose me in ways that were utterly unexpected, yet so profound they could not be ignored. I've learned to listen & surrender when my dharma speaks.

When my awakening into the feminine happened, I was completely blindsided & literally at a loss of words. It took some time for this somatic & energetic shift to settle in.  You can read a little more about this here

Regarding yoga & spirituality - It never sat right with me that we are born into sin, or that we are here, in these remarkable bodies, on this stunning earth, only to transcend and leave. I'd had so many experiences throughout my life that were brushed off as imagination, fantasy or outright crazy... until I was introduced to the teachings of Nondual Saiva Tantra - it was as if I had found a home I had been searching for my entire life. (a more detailed article will be coming soon)

Welcoming the feminine awakening happening within my body, and landing in a tradition that I could rest in, my own dharma started unfolding in front of me. 

This is not to say it has been easy - anyone on a true spiritual path knows the process of alchemizing one's shadow, ego-deaths, digesting and releasing samskaras (old programming), experiencing the 'dark night of the soul' (and there can be many of these!)... is rough for so many.

But it has been real and I am evermore alive. 

In the day-to-day this has looked like learning how to move from... people-pleasing, disordered eating, staying in situations far past their expiration, frozen nervous-system states, unconscious self-blaming & self-punishing...  and moving toward connections with refreshingly honest & open communication, deeply caring for this body I reside in and spending time truly doing what I love - even if it's absolutely nothing.

I am here to help you map, and walk your own true path - no one else's. 

*When I speak of the feminine, I talk about this most often energetically - there is intrinsic feminine & masculine energy within each of us and through our entire reality. However, also recognizing that I deeply resonate with the feminine energy as a female, as a girl who has developed into a woman, and the unique wisdom that we as women hold within our own bodies. (Article coming soon in discerning some of the confusion here)

 

For men who resonate deeply with the masculine energy, I do work with you as well.  I will refer you to work with trusted male embodiment coaches when I reach my natural limitations.

**Tactical vs Embodied Communication - I've witnessed so many people (including myself in the past) use communicative techniques (such as Non-Violent Communication) in a manipulative and weaponized fashion. Any technique MUST be embodied for it to be truly of benefit.

Read more about embodiment here

Welcome.

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What I Specialize In

  • Processing & releasing trapped emotions

  • Exiting unhealthy / dysfunctional cycles

  • Nervous system regulation

  • Somatic release & somatic awareness 

  • Embodying healthy communication

  • Getting in touch with one's intuition & authentic 'yes' vs 'no'

  • Career changes, going back to school & other big transitions

  • Processing & releasing childhood & ancestral trauma

  • Recovery from people-pleasing

  • Uncovering & expressing your authentic voice

  • Relaxing into & trusting your dharma & true self

Consistently, my clients leave their sessions feeling lighter, uplifted, clearer, grounded, hopeful, liberated, stronger & more aligned

This is not by way of bypassing what is 'wrong' or doesn't feel good. 
This is by truly diving into the body, alchemizing your shadow & digesting samskaras / releasing old programming. 

Professional Bio

BA in Psychology & Ethnobotany | Evergreen State College

Certified Embodiment & Trauma Coach (est'd July 2023 completion)

Certified Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga | Dr. Arielle Schwarts & Dr. Stephen Porges

Certified Feminine Embodiment Coach | School of Embodied Arts

Non-Linear Movement Method® Teacher | Michaela Boehm

Certified Hypnotherapist | Hypnotherapy University

Certified Herbalist | Australasian College of Health Sciences

Reiki Practitioner | Reiki of San Diego

200hr RYT | True Self Yoga

100hr Embodied Yin & Yoga Nidra | Authentic Flow

Nondual Śaiva Tantra Immersion | Christopher Wallis

Embody Your True Self.

A Little More About My History...

 

I grew up in a quite 'disembodied' way - i.e. I was out of touch with my emotions & inner sensations.

 

I could tell you how I wanted to feel but not how I actually felt. I easily & readily dissociated from my body and emotions, particularly when it was unpleasant, or I didn't know how to handle what was going on.

 

I would get overwhelmed, confused and lose my sense of self often. 

I went through my share of unhealthy, even 'toxic' relationships. And I consider myself a recovered people-pleaser. 

 

In my younger years, I lived much of my life from the neck up - I could impress with my intellect, artistic skill, organizing & care-taking people & events - but I couldn't authentically tell you if I was actually happy to see you or would rather spend the evening alone reading a book.

 

I was a good 'worker', for many years, however I lacked connection to my inner sense of direction & purpose in life. 

 

Over time, this left me quite flat, numb, depleted, uninspired and wondering what the hell was this life for, if this is what it's gonna be like. 

 

Through searching for my own truth over the years, I worked through many self-help programs, therapy sessions, motivational memes and anything else I could find to point me in the 'right' direction.

 

Through a series of beautiful coincidences (synchronicities for my Jungian peers), I discovered embodiment work - and I fell in love.

 

I knew this is what I had been searching for all along. In a short time, I was able to navigate my emotional world with confidence, 'hear' the wisdom inherent in my body, and begin directing my life in a way that has given me genuine joy & fulfillment. 

This has given me purpose now, and that is the greatest gift. 

 

How I was living is a symptom of our modern times - I know this work can help so many others as well. 

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A Little About Me Personally...

I adore the nature where I've lived most of my life, in the lush Pacific Northwest. I honor this place I call home is traditional land of the Salish people. 

My heritage is mainly from Scotland, Ireland & England - it's no wonder I can handle the weather here!

I currently live in Tacoma, WA (USA), where I also teach yoga & offer Reiki at Tuladhara Yoga.

I love to write, draw, dance, sing (even badly!), laugh daily, stand-up shows, spend time in reverent awe of nature, skiing, camping, mushroom foraging, deep conversations, pondering, traveling (I've been to over 25 countries - I cook better Thai green curry than most restaurants here!).

I love linguistics & languages, speak basic Spanish and learned Arabic in college, but now can't read/write any of it since I never used it!

I'm learning Flamenco dance - which I fell in love with on a trip to Barcelona in 2014.

I'm a devotee of Nondual Śaiva Tantra Yoga (aka Kashmir Saivism - if you know Rumi, this was his tradition.)

I've grown to embrace my humanity & quirks, and let go of rigidity & perfectionism.

And, I love you. 

Xo

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