I am originally from Los Angeles; a valley-girl, for sure. I spent the majority of my young adulthood daydreaming of becoming a success at music, and in life! I was brought up with two clear messages from my parents: work hard and you can achieve your dreams.
I bought into that story. I was always a "good" student; a "good" daughter; a "good" friend and I had no problem getting jobs and internships, and yes, I was "good" at all those things, too.
But I had a secret. I wanted to be exceptional. No - actually, I knew I could be exceptional. SENSATIONAL.
I moved to New York City in late 2005 to pursue my BIG dream of becoming a successful recording artist. I spent years doing the hustle - gigging, recording, working odd jobs like becoming a bartender, (I actually went to Bartending school!), temping, coat-check, you name it…anything I could do to pay the rent...and all of which didn't make me happy. One day, as I was sitting in an office cubicle doing unfulfilling work and counting the hours until I could leave…I had an epiphany: I can stay at this job while "waiting" for my life to begin or I can DO something that makes me happier and more fulfilled every-damn-day! From that point on, I read everything I could on the subject of Self-Improvement.
I understood if I wanted to change my life, I had to change my thoughts about my life. And with the guidance of many books (I can give you a list), workshops and lectures...At age thirty-five, I took another leap of faith...I quit my full-time job in July of 2011, signed up for Yoga Teacher Training and hit the ground running.
Ten years later, I teach full-time all over the city at Equinox, New York Sports Club, Crunch, NBC. I have included live acoustic music in my classes, adding “Yoga Unplugged” to the schedule at Crunch as well as monthly themed-workshops that I do on my own throughout the city. I am also coaching on How to Live a Life You Love as well as completed a documentary film about my transformational journey called, The Dream Diaries.
My BIG dream today is to inspire & ignite the passion in every single one of us to GO after what truly lights us up inside. Because life isn't about getting what you want, it's about who you become.