I have many titles, but I will mostly choose to call myself a "Space Holder & Creator of Magic." I am passionate about the process of Transformation; the whole person, from the inside out, as well as creating a healing & thriving environment to HOLD SPACE for all of it!
Much of my background began through my personal process of the physical transformation of the BODY. As a Figure Competitor who came nearly one point away from pursuing a career to acquire my Pro. Card at Nationals, I experienced the extreme and restrictive ways to change the composition of the body. To my dismay, however, a certain body fat percentage did NOT bring about peace of mind, nor a genuine love of myself.
So then I found myself on a journey to discipline the MIND and acquire more knowledge to bring about wholeness. I went back to school to study nutrition. As I studied Nutritional Therapy, I realized just how effected our digestive systems are, based on our emotional state and environment we are in. The more I began to explore the connection to our relationship to what we "digest" (what we eat/drink, read, watch, listen to, or experience), the more I discovered how we can tap into our true healing power and intuition (aka, our "guts") to empower our decisions to move toward our Authentic Selves, who can CHOOSE to live healthy & whole lives.
Then I met the deeper parts of my SOUL.
After several near-death experiences, world travel, Wilderness Therapy, trauma, betrayal & grief, managing various health issues, losing Hope, & encountering prophetic dreams, I then found my Magical Awakened Self. It was actually more of a REMEMBERING of who I really AM, and where I come from. Like a wild 'Treasure Hunt,' I am continually being led back to the essence of Divinity, Source, and all that is LOVE, which is also ME.
I offer healing modalities that may include Reflexology, Intuitive Readings, Chakra & Energy Balancing, & Mindful Meditation practices, as well as an exploration of our creativity through Art. Often looking deeper at the sensory tools we are drawn to (sound, sight, smell, taste, touch) can help unlock our deeper intuition, that ultimately leads us through the healing & transformation journey of returning HOME to the very essence of our Authentic Self.
I hold a BA from Oregon State (2004) in Fine Arts & Printmaking, and I am a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. I have studied various modalities of Mindfulness & Experiential Therapies, including Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP, 2018), Re-Creation of The Self with founder, Jon Eisman (2018), an Introduction to Hakomi Therapy (Esalen Institute, 2015), Feldenkrais Method, and Reiki. I have been working in the health & fitness industry since 2004, from instructing a variety of classes (Cycling, Yoga, Cardio-kickboxing, Sports Conditioning, Specialized Group Training, Mindful-CORE), and working one on one with individuals of all ages (rehab, sports performance, general health, weight loss, & regulating autoimmune diseases). I have had the privilege of 'holding space & creating Magic' as founder and owner of NEW LEAF Wellness Therapy, birthed in Oct. 2013. I am continually excited about the process of collaboration with other healers, therapists & practitioners, as we lead retreats & workshops that bring together our giftings to be offered out into the world. I am grateful to get to be one of the 'weavers' & connectors of the Unseen Magic that brings about the ripple effect of change, growth, & transformation.