- Yoga Informed Recovery Coach
- 200 RYT – 200 hour yoga training
- Y12SR – Yoga of 12 step recovery
- CPS – Credentialed Peer Support.
I have had the opportunity to participate in a 30 year journey of recovery based on the 12 steps. Some years into the journey, I knew there must be more to recovery than what I was experiencing. That started an 18 year journey with yoga. Through yoga and a dedicated meditation practice, I began to realize the depth of life experience made possible for myself through these powerful inner practices.
I am focused on helping others to discover the immense power of a quiet inner life through utilizing meditation and/or yoga.
I was born and raised on the upper west side of Manhattan in NYC. I was molested by a babysitter as a young child and was very sick with a kidney infection until adolescence. I discovered self – medication at 13. I became a human garbage disposal.
In a three – year span from 1986 to 1989, three people shared their personal stories of recovery with me. One of them gave me the number for AA. It was soon after, in April of 1989, I decided to use that phone number and go to my first AA meeting. Other than a marijuana relapse a week after my first meeting, I have been clean and sober since then.
I moved to KC in 1994 to raise a family and have lived here ever since. I led a successful career in the Beauty Industry for 20 years.
I enjoy jazz music, and I am an avid sports fan. I love to be out in nature.
Sat Nam, Namaste, and Shalom