I am so grateful you landed on this page.
I am a yoga student and teacher, recovering drug addict and alcoholic, speaker, podcaster and mother. I earned my Anthropology degree in 2014 from UC Berkeley, where I specialized in communities of healing and the psychological and physiological effects of trauma. It was in this space that I first learned about my own personal trauma AND that we all have the capacity to hold trauma, even when we don’t know it, as well as heal from it.
I was introduced to yoga in a community class at the YMCA at the age of 22. In those early years, my yoga practice provided a strong foundation for my sobriety and eventually facilitated a safe process through which I could work through my own trauma. Years later I made the decision to become a yoga teacher so I could teach others how to move through their trauma as I have.
I am a certified trauma-informed yoga instructor and am committed to offering yoga practices that are sensitive to and cognizant of the traumas that are physically stored in the body. I offer trauma-informed and recovery based practices. I am passionate about providing affordable and accessible yoga practices to at-risk youth, young adults and underserved communities.
It is my mission and passion to help others navigate the struggles in their lives by exploring practices that foster healing, connection to self and others and empowerment to succeed in their lives.
I live in Palm Springs, CA with my husband and daughter.
University of California Berkeley
Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology
200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training
20-Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training CE
20-Hour Trauma Informed Yoga CE
What Rise & Align is about
Through Rise & Align, I offer accessible, trauma-informed yoga practices for groups and individuals. These practices include yoga, meditation and mentoring for individuals who who are going through recovery from traumatic life events. My goal with Rise & Align is to encourage and empower others to RISE up in their lives and communities and ALIGN with their highest selves. It is my passion and purpose to support individuals to Rise & Align.