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 hemp, medical cannabis, a regular yoga/meditation practice and acupressure.
I am a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Gong Master, approaching my 500 hour training distinction. With 600 hours of advanced yoga training through the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, I am certified in I AM Yoga Nidra™ and Yin, Yoga for Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Hatha Gong™ Pre-Natal and Restorative Yoga.
In my experience, I have found that cannabis and all of its properties impart immeasurable benefits in terms of pain relief and physical healing of the body. Through the use of this plant, I have also experienced a profound effect on my mind and body during yoga and meditation practice. It is my vision to share these experiences and the message of self-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 very grateful."