Founder & Director of Event Relations
"I studied classical ballet and contemporary dance for many years. I also had some incredibly fun and rewarding years as professional dancer. During the early years in my dance career, I discovered my passion and talent for teaching. I’ve taught ballet, contemporary dance and choreography for over ten years. I have been leading Pilates, strength conditioning and barre classes in the Valley since 2015.
In my youth, I struggled with anorexia and depression. At the age of 21, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - a debilitating and chronic autoimmune disease that infects the lower intestine. I had a hard time balancing all of the medication I was prescribed with keeping my body and mind feeling healthy and happy. I was tired of being sick and tired. Over the years, I have been able to refocus my "traditional" medical treatment to include an healthy anti-inflammatory diet as well as natural pain and stress relief through the use of medical cannabis a regular yoga/meditation practice and acupressure.
I am a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Gong Master. Currently, I am certified to facilitate yoga for Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Hatha Gong™ and Restorative yoga. Within the next few months I will have completed 600 hours of yoga training through the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, including certifications for I AM Yoga Nidra™ and Yin yoga. I will continue to develop my abilities to encompass more modalities of healing.
Over the years, I have found that the cannabis plant and all of its properties has immeasurable benefits to the body in terms of pain relief and physical healing. I have also discovered that cannabis medicine has a profound effect on the brain and body during yoga and meditation practice. It is my vision to unite both the medicine with the ancient science of yoga and share the message of healing with the world. Through my passion project, Cannakula, I am able to bring this deeper connection to self and health to the community; an opportunity for which I am grateful."