Empower yourself. Move out of pain and imbalance into vibrant health and high performance.
Do you want to elevate the quality of your life and have a strong lean 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?
“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 accelerate towards their highest potential, a peak performance state of focus, alignment, clarity, precision and power. I am devoted to bridging the gap between health care and optimal health; 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, and to once again, thrive in a high performance state. Continuing education in pilates (Balanced Body Comprehensive Equipment Teacher), personal training (AFAA), physical rehabilitation, the Gray Institute (Certificate of Applied Functional Sciences), Mark Sisson’s Primal Health Coaching Program (Certified Primal Health Coach) 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, feel better and live better. As a movement specialist, I empower people to be strong and aligned in body and mind. With a focus on biomechanics and 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. Healthy movement allows each of us to engage fully in life and elevate the quality of our daily experience.
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/Stress Resilient Mindset. I draw upon best strategies from an array of disciplines including pilates, functional movement, strength training, ballet, health coaching, medicine 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 vibrant health and movement. Living with integrity of line and form elevates self confidence, posture, energy, health and joy.
Ways to Train with Me: Private coaching is available virtually in addition to privates in the studio. Online videos and courses are also available. Coaching programs are created in alignment with one’s personal goals and include core fundamentals, pilates, posture, strength training, mobility, nutrition, mindset, rest and recovery.
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 to get “unstuck” from a spiral of “dis-ease” or imbalance and propel themselves forward to a state of vibrant health and well being. I believe that even in the presence of injuries or illness, we can move ourselves into vibrant health, with strong bodies and 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. 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. With the guidance of world class physicians, teachers, and health professionals, I moved myself successfully out of many health challenges. The elation of reversing 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.