Empower yourself. Move into vibrant health and well being.
Do you want to elevate the quality of your life and have a strong body, sharp mind, and radiant energy? To move out of pain or imbalance, into feeling powerful, confident, focused, clear minded and joyful? To be resilient to illness and disease? Do you believe in your body’s ability to heal itself? Are you ready to optimize your lifestyle to be a strong, healthy, happy, smart human being?
Welcome on board!
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”. ~Thomas A. Edison
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, a peak performance state of focus, alignment, clarity, precision and power. I am devoted to empowering people to move themselves into vibrant health and energy through the art and science of intelligent movement, nourishing food, quality rest/recovery, and a positive stress resilient mindset.
Experience and Education: 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.
What I Do: I work with high performance individuals who are seeking to move better, live better and feel better. As a movement coach, I empower people to be strong and aligned in body and mind. With a focus on quality of movement, I guide people to improve technique, posture, alignment, and function. This extends from the studio and fitness realm, into one’s life experience physically and mentally.
As a health coach, I guide people to optimize their health and energy through the Four Pillars of Health: Intelligent Movement, Nourishing Food, Quality Rest, and Positive Mindset. I draw upon best strategies from an array of disciplines, including pilates, functional movement, strength training, ballet, health coaching, and neuroscience to create an optimal program for each individual. By focusing on precise technique and the pilates principles of centering, concentration, control, breathing, dynamic full body engagement and flow, we create a powerful foundation for all movement forms and vibrant health. Living with integrity of line and form elevates self confidence, posture, energy, health and joy. Moving oneself into power physically and mentally elevates all life experiences.
Ways to Train with Me: Private coaching is available virtually in addition to privates in studio at Malibu Fitness. Online videos and courses are also available. Clients may choose coaching sessions including core fundamentals, pilates, posture, strength training, mobility, nutrition, mindset, rest/recovery, and lifestyle rebalancing.
Move Out of Pain into High Performance: I know the elation of having moved myself out of chronic pain 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” or imbalance and propel themselves forward to a state of healthy, vital well being. Even in the presence of injuries, or illness, we can move ourselves to optimal health, and live in a thriving state, with strong bodies and vibrant, strong minds. I thrive in a peak performance state of being powerful in my body and mind, and I love guiding others to their own peak performance state.
Create Health: How can we turn on the body’s innate healing mechanisms to thrive? This is the philosophy of functional medicine, and health coaching. Rather than treating disease, the focus is on cultivating health. Rather than prescribing medications to treat symptoms of a larger imbalance, one seeks to address the root cause and to create thriving health from within. The abundance of health information available today can be overwhelming and confusing. I aim to streamline the information and coach each individual towards their personal goals.
My Story: I am devoted to sharing this transformational information with others, as I moved myself successfully out of many health challenges, including severe arthritis, pre-diabetes, osteoporosis, anxiety, hormone and microbiome imbalances, and more. The elation of reversing all of these and once again living with vibrant energy and performing powerfully, is a dream come true.
And I just love seeing people light up with the joy of movement and vitality.
“The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it.”— Hippocrates
You are powerful. Let’s do this!
Best to all,
Disclaimer; Coaching services and information on this site include education, guidance and tips on primal living and generally healthy movement. I am not a medical doctor and services are not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for a diagnosis, treatment, or prescription that a physician, licensed dietitian, physical therapist or health care professional might recommend.