Be More Connected
I'm a yoga teacher, wellness advisor, and community leader whose work focuses on centering connection as an essential ingredient for healing and social transformation. In our current culture, we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection, in which anxiety, depression, substance use, and suicide are on the rise. My mission is to cultivate communities, services, and experiences that reconnect people with their authentic selves and the nourishing communities that they crave - so that we can begin to expand into our fullness, rather than contract out of fear.
As a recovering perfectionist and people pleaser, I used to think that I needed to be perfect in order to share my voice and my gifts. As a multi-racial women, I also experience challenges with belonging and feeling seen and accepted for the multiple facets that I contain. Now I understand that we are all enough, and we are all on our own unique journey. Each of us has the ability to support one another on our path. Hiding our gifts is not a sign of humility - it reflects a disconnection from our true essence. What I discovered through my work is that, like me, many of us feel/have felt disconnected, lost and misunderstood. Our ability to reconnect to our infinite potential is dependent upon our capacity to cultivate authentic expression and connection.
I believe that when we intentionally invest in creating healthy relationships with ourselves and others, we are shifting the energetic conditions in our communities and the wider world. I'm passionate about creating more opportunities for yoga, deep relationships, spiritual practice, creative expression and self-care. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share the practices that I love, and am inspired by any occasion to deeply connect with others.
I received my Jivan Yoga Teacher Certification through Baltimore Yoga Village. My first introduction to yoga was in elementary school and I've been expanding my personal practice ever since. I love many styles of yoga, but prefer to teach Yin Yoga, a slower, more meditative style of practice that targets the deep connective tissues of the body.
I'm a graduate of Johns Hopkins University's Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program. A fellowship which provides young leaders with the training, mentorship and tools to promote community health and wellbeing in Baltimore. I'm also an alum of the White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship through Furman University, where I learned effective advocacy strategies to increase investment in afterschool and expanded learning opportunities.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and Social Advocacy from American University. But I credit most of my intellectual growth and development to experiences I've shared with friends, family, community, teachers and mentors. I currently teach yoga and cultivate healing connections with leaders in the Greater Baltimore area.
Astrology: Scorpio Sun, Libra Moon, Taurus Rising
Human Design: Projector with Emotional Authority
Favorite Musical Artists of the Moment: Ari Lennox, Lizzo, Lion Babe
Favorite Self-Care Practices: Solo Dance Parties, Self-Massage, Journaling