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What drives me: Inspiring people to be their personal best every day; guiding them to those “aha” moments, when the light goes on, and they accelerate towards their highest potential. As a movement and health coach, I am devoted to empowering others with skills to reclaim their health, moving out of pain and into high performance through nourishing, non-toxic whole food, intelligent movement, quality rest/recovery, positive mindset and stress resilience.
As as a student at UCSF Medical School I learned a wealth of information about the complex interconnected systems of the body and mind. In my third year of medical school, my professional dance career was ignited and led to a decade of performing and touring internationally. As a professional dancer I have gained tremendous insight from my own body’s experience as a laboratory of injury and repair. Serious health challenges led me to dive deeply into an array of resources to heal myself, and to once again, thrive in a high performance state. Continuing education in pilates, personal training, physical rehabilitation, the Gray Institute, Mark Sisson’s Primal Health Coaching Program and other functional medicine paradigms, add to the toolbox of resources I bring to each person.
I draw upon best strategies from an array of disciplines –from functional movement and pilates to ballet, and from western medicine to primal ancestral health–to create an optimal program for each individual I work with.
I know what it is like to have lived in chronic pain. And I know the elation of having moved myself out of it, into power and thriving vitality. I have tremendous respect for the body’s ability to heal and achieve homeostasis, or balance. I empower people get “unstuck” from a spiral of “dis-ease” and propel them forward to an optimal healthy, vital state of well being. Even in the presence of injuries, or illness, we can move ourselves to optimal health, and live in a thriving state, with lean, strong bodies and vibrant, strong minds.
How can we help turn on the body’s innate healing mechanisms to thrive? This is the philosophy of functional medicine, and health coaching. Rather than treat disease, we focus on cultivating health. Rather than prescribe medications to treat symptoms of a larger imbalance, we look for the root cause. We empower the individual to activate their innate healing power.
I am devoted to sharing this transformational information with others, as I moved myself successfully out of many health challenges, including severe arthritis, osteoporosis before the age of forty, anxiety, depression, hormone imbalances, gut dysfunction, brain fog and more. The elation of once again living with vibrant energy and the ability to work at one’s highest potential, is a dream come true.
And I just love seeing people light up with the joy of movement.
Let’s do this! Here’s to Vitality.
Best to all,
Disclaimer; Coaching services include education, guidance and tips on primal living and services are not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for a diagnosis or treatment that a physician, licensed dietitian, physical therapist or health care professional might recommend.