I began my path with health and fitness 23 years ago as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, pilates instructor, and wellness coach. Having worked with many groups and individuals in Boston, NYC, DC, and Hawaii, my experience allowed me to regularly teach and train people from all walks of life. As a result, it has lead me to understand the variety of physical and emotional needs that each individual has.

My journey with physical Yoga began while attending a Core Integration Class taught by Jill Miller in 2004. My mind and body experienced an awakening it had never felt before. By the end of her class my entire body was rhythmically beating with my heart beat. The following year I had an intense life changing experience after attending a 10 day Vipassana. It was then I knew my calling. A few months later I participated in a one month journey to complete my 200 hr yoga teacher training at 7 Centers in Sedona, AZ and shortly after that a Living Foods Lifestyle® Two Week Certification Program with the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico. Eventually I left my fitness and group exercise management positions to start my own company Physical Awakening.

In 2007, on a summer trip to Ojai, California, my daughter, Bella Luna was conceived, I had a home birth which transformed my life and gave birth to expanding my knowledge on maternity and “green” living. My inspiration led me to support families where I founded two additional companies: TheBabyPlanner.com and International Maternity & Parenting Institute. Since becoming a mother, I have learned so much and am grateful. It has been a journey of joy, embracing forgiveness, self-acceptance and balance.

Having a deep commitment and passion for a life of simplicity and healing, I completed a Somatic Yoga Therapy Training with the Yoga Garden in San Anselmo, CA, a ChakraDance training from Australia and a Yoga Therapy Certification with Purusha Yoga in SF, California.

I have overcome countless challenges throughout my life; using each as stepping stones to form the person I am today.

I successfully launched multiple companies helping others to grow and succeed – all while maintaining my health, sanity, and love for life.

These companies include:

International Maternity and Parenting Institute (IMPI), Founder and CEO
Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC), Founder and Executive Director
International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals (IABPP)
Physical Awakening, Holistic Lifestyle and Health Services
Marin Business Sanctuary, Center for Conscious & Embodied Entrepreneurship

I am author of three books: “Green Body Green Birth” , “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need to Know” and “Awakening Through Sleep: A Transformational and Spiritual Guide to Pregnancy, Parent and Child Sleep“.

My work allows me to combine my business and holistic lifestyle coaching expertise to support people from all walks of life.

Most recently I am pursuing Gyrokinesis and International Latin Dance to support my work and personal development.

I offer private sessions, group classes, and workshops in the comfort of your home, fitness/yoga studio, and online via phone/skype and email.
Specialties include: Health Coaching, Life Coaching, Stress Management, Weight Loss, and Pre and Post Natal Fitness

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Credentials

Personal Trainer Certifications

American College of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
American Council on Exercise
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
American Aerobic Association International

Group Exercise Certifications

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
American Aerobic Association International Cycling
Johnny G Cycling

Nutrition Certifications

Ann Wigmore: The Living Foods Lifestyle
Nurtition Psychology Coach

Pilates Instructor Certifications

Stott Pilates Pilates Trained Matwork & Reformer
American Aerobic Association International Pilates
The Physical Mind-Pilates Mat Certified

Yoga Instructor Certifications

7 Centers Yoga Arts 200 Hour Hatha/Tantra/Ayurveda
Be Yoga 8 Hour Restorative Yoga
Fitness Resource Associates 100 Hour Vini Yoga
AAAI Yoga Instructor Level I 20 Hour Hatha Yoga
YogaFit Level I 40 Hour Hatha Yoga
Somatic Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy

Yin Yoga
Chakra Yoga