Who Am I.....
I live on beautiful Vancouver Island, where outside of writing and creating I own and run a small Witches Boutique. I am married and am mother to two boys, three dogs and a small herd of chickens.
I am a published author and have a passion to help build women up working as an Empowerment & Sobriety Coach.
Here I use my specializations in Yoga and Yoga Philosophy, Female Sexuality, Trauma and Addiction, Ayurveda, Mindfulness and Meditation in my coaching practices.
In my work with women I believe it not only has the power to change a single woman's life, but that of many women and in turn change the world as we know it. I am very passionate about all womens rights and freedoms as well as the ongoing battle against climate change.
I have overcome my addiction to alcohol and drugs, and it took me many years to truly see how I was living my life before I turned things around.
I wasn’t taking care of myself and my exhaustion was obvious. I started to heavily lean on my oldest son to lend me a hand with his brother which only enabled my behavior further.
Even though I treated myself poorly I had an inner knowing and a calling to do and be more. I was “talking the talk” of wellness and wholeness and I tried different ways to work on my healing but I was not “walking the walk”. I was holding space for others who needed healing with retreats, yoga classes and personal development programs, but I was still binge drinking and partying on the side. I had actually convinced myself this was normal and that I was creating a good balance between work and play.
I could feel I was coming to an end with the way I was living and when I realized I didn’t know how to hold space for anyone because I wasn’t holding for myself, I knew I needed to make some change. I decided I was going to try to quit drinking because THIS was not working for me and it didn't fit who I was or who I wanted to be anymore.
If I really wanted to live a life that felt authentic, I knew I was going to have to make some hard choices about who I was, who my friends were and what my behavior was.
I had to learn to be responsible for myself. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, I knew that leaving behind my vices that had helped me get through my childhood trauma and I had been using most of my life was going to make for a hard road ahead, but I knew the road of addiction and self sabotage was harder. I needed to make a real change and the only way I was going to do that was to get in touch with my INNER TRUTH.
In the beginning of my journey to wholeness I turned to yoga, meditation & reiki to help heal me and guide me through my past. I always had a strong internal guidance which helped me to trust my intuition and allowed me to listen to my body and teach me where I needed to go. I have found a lot of comfort and safety in my body by unlearning old patterns and ancestral core beliefs and conditioning. It is through continued deep self study that I continue to evolve and grow into the next chapters of my life.
I am a Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach (300-hour), a certified Yoga teacher (200-hour RYT) with the Yoga Alliance, with Yoga for Trauma and Yoga Nidra certifications. Most recently I completed a Sex Love & Relationship Coaching Program (650-hour) with Layla Martin. I am also a body worker with a Reiki Level 2 certification, Chef, & Published Author.
My coaching style is focused on creating pressence, awarness and safety in the body. It has become my mission to work with women to empower them to be their best selves, by honoring who they are and where they have come from. I want every woman I work with to feel safe in her body, know that she can trust her intuition and that she can access the deep power she has within her, to create the life she wants and deserves. I want to inspire women to live out their passions and their dreams, while living in alignment with their purpose.
I believe all women have a powerful voice within them that deserves to be heard. I believe these voices will change and heal the world, and without them our planet and its inhabitants will continue to suffer. The more women who are living their truth the more beautiful the world will be.
This is the time for women to be stepping into their power, to be leading the next generation of women into a world where it is safe for them to speak their truth, to live as their lives as they please and accept nothing but greatness for themselves.
I will continue to do this work and to inspire others to do the work too, so young women will have less struggles than our mothers and grandmothers have had and so that all women of the world can live in equality and freedom.