My interest and love for whole foods nutrition began over 25 years ago when my own health was compromised due to my busy, hectic lifestyle and career in the mortgage business. Through exploration and experimentation, I found ways to regain my own health and wellness and discovered the importance of nourishing both my body and my heart.
As I continued my healing journey, I began teaching classes and workshops at preschools, libraries, health care professionals’ offices, senior centers, corporate businesses, and wherever I could in order to educate and inspire others to make healthier choices in their lives for both themselves and their families. This soon led to healthy cooking and food choice classes for adults and programs to teach children of all ages how to make healthier choices.
Holistic Health Education
After leaving the corporate world, I embarked on a journey to learn many different holistic approaches to healing. In 1998 I completed the Science and Art of Herbalism and Aromatherapy Intensive program with Rosemary Gladstar. In 2001, I completed a three-year program and received certification in Clinical Herbalism and Nutrition/Energy Work. I hold certificates in Advanced Bach Flower Essences, completed in 2003, and Advanced Homeopathy which I completed in 2004. In my practice I blend many modalities depending on a client’s needs and wellness goals. I am also a Dr. William Sears Prime Time health coach and a Certified Holistic Cancer Educator with the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education - CACE.
Since 1999, I have been recommending Juice Plus+ which is clinically proven to help you bridge the gap between the 7 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nutrition you actually get with your busy schedule.
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I am a Registered Yoga Teacher through the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance, an organization which registers teachers based on their education and experience in teaching various types of yoga. I have been honored to teach yoga in group classes as well as individual, private yoga sessions for over thirteen years. While my training was originally in hatha yoga, I have gained certifications and attended advanced trainings in other styles of yoga.
In addition to my yoga qualifications, I am a Reiki Master.
I also have lead classes of yoga, meditation, and breathwork for women in transition due to eating disorders, drug and alcohol addictions...I feel blessed to have the opportunity to hold the space for these beautiful women to feel more connection to themselves, reducing anxiety and more!
My Work with Youth
In addition to teaching children about the importance of nutrition, I facilitated a teen program called Full of Ourselves to teach middle school girls about self esteem, de-stressing, yoga, nutrition, positive body image and relationships.
I also served as nutrition educator for Oceanside elementary school students through Joy of Sports, a non profit organization which teaches exercise and good nutrition to children in San Diego County.