It all started when…
In 2010 my mom called to tell us that her husband, my step father, was sick. They moved out to Denver to be near family for support. I started practicing yoga to clear my anxiety and fears. I fell in love with the practice and decided to teach, so that I could share this sweetness with the world. I completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training, and then another 300 hour immediately after. There is so much history and depth to the practice. Each training made me realize how much was still left to learn.
In the meantime my step father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. As he progressed we found a home that could provide the support he needed. I remember being so afraid walking into that hall with the dementia patients. I went home and decided that I needed to find peace in this situation by leaning into it. I began to volunteer every week, singing, dancing and spending time with the residents. I fell in love with all of them. They are forever in my heart.
After this experience I found myself longing for more meaning in my life, to find a career that served other’s in a deeper way. I decided to go back to school to get my Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I began the journey this fall, 2018. And am already in love with the medicine. I have so many ideas of how to bring this new venture into the world, but one thing I am certain of is that I will be pursuing Palliative Care.
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
I am also combining my love for yoga and meditation with this new found passion of Chinese Medicine 5 Element Theory. In January of 2019 I am launching a yoga/meditation 6 week series that will guide you to healing and connection through the elements of Chinese Medicine. I hope to find a studio that aligns with my passion for this calm and centered practice. So that I can connect with local, Denver, students.