My Journey to Now...
As a visually impaired girl, I was often not part of the crowd.
At an early age I loved going off on my own to meditate and connect with nature.
In grade 3 a team from UNICEF came to school and showed us a film of a project in Africa. I decided at the age of 10 that I wanted to go somewhere and "help" people too.
I began learning yoga at the age of 12 when my teachers finally realized that baseball might not be my thing! I fell in love with it! It was one more way that I could go deeper into the moment and deeper into understanding myself.
At that same age, I went to a multicultural festival where I was introduced to Indian culture. I loved everything about it. The food was incredible. As a vegetarian kid I was so happy to find out that food could be spiced and exciting! Saved from the world of mashed potatoes!
I vowed that one day I would study Indian Classical dance.
At 19, that dream came true and I spent the next 5 years studying Bharatha Natyam. This dance style enabled me to express my feelings with my entire body!
When I was 21, I went to India to further my studies in yoga and Indian Classical Dance, and volunteer in orphanages.
I began to study Ayurveda there. I learned how to eat foods that would support my spiritual and physical health.
I learned how to live in rhythm with the lunar cycle.
I learned Vedic chanting and Vedic Palmistry.