Work with me

One-on-One

Working with me one-on-one takes the loneliness out of making changes to your life that you’ve been rattling around in your head. We work in partnership to discover how you can generate more meaning, inspiration and satisfaction in your life and life’s work, and I help keep you accountable to your own vision. I bring decades of nonprofit facilitation and coaching, my background as a trauma-informed yoga therapist, my training as an end-of-life doula and Reiki master teacher, and my skill in listening beyond words.  

 As Eckhart Tolle says”Life becomes unbearable when you live only at the surface.”  

I support people working on many issues but most often when dealing at the crossroads of transition, loss, and building new skills around resilience. You are welcome to book an individual session when looking for a bit of physical or psycho-spiritual support (for example, after a diagnosis or as a way of thinking about end-of-life issues). You are welcome to schedule a free 15-minute call to see if we’re a fit; contact me here

 

  Initial 15-minute consultation: free
Sessions are $150 — packages can be arranged (for multiple sessions or half-day immersions)
                               

 

Yoga Therapy

As a yoga therapist, I work with you to find ease and learn the skills that will make you feel more resilient in this particular chapter of your life. Yoga therapy uses all the tools of yoga to teach you how to embody mindful awareness and new habits into all aspects of your life. Yoga therapy is rooted in the understanding that we are complex, multidimensional beings and each one of us has a potential that can be awakened through diverse portals. Yoga therapy looks different than a private yoga session in that conscious conversation might comprise a bigger portion of our time together than perfecting poses. You will leave each session with a short practice that might include breathwork, meditation, movement or other kinds of reflection for you to do at home.   

Sessions are available online!  

Initial 15-minute consultation: free
Single coaching or Compassionate Inquiry session – $150/each
Ask about packages  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching & Compassionate Inquiry

Coaching was created because of a crisis in the Western model of learning, which emphasized information and the intellect, but ignored the body and emotions. Thanks to new developments in science (especially neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and cognitive biology), we’re understanding what many wisdom traditions have taught for generations: that there is NO separation between the mind, the body, the brain and nervous system and our psycho-spiritual landscape. To stop at the neck is to ensure that learning is disconnected from the fullness of our experience. 

Joseph Campbell wrote about this universal hero’s journey which involved an initiation/call (we’re hit with sense of meaningless of our lives, that something is off), a test (belly of the whale, long journey, pain, confusion), and finally the return (archetype of delivery/baby — a new way of being in the world).

For this journey to be complete, three elements are required:

(1) sacred space (love, safety, a sealed place for initiation, a temple — what’s sometimes referred to as “setting”);

(2) a shaman or guide which is not a teacher but more of an empathetic witness, someone who embodies the archetype of the magician, who holds the space, showing you how to access something that’s always been there; and

(3) the proper mindset (“set” for short), an intention, a willing to be present with whatever comes up and to integrate lessons from the journey into one’s ordinary life.  

 Coaching is this forum around learning in which time and space and mindset and setting are there to support your journey.  

The people I have worked with over the past 15 years come to coaching when they’re needing to make a shift in their life — or when life has done the shifting for them. Some people have a clear idea of what end result they want (more integrity between their values and their work, for instance). Others are not even sure of the next best step to take.

Wherever you are is a great place to start! Clients report feeling more focused, supported, appreciative, free from internal limitations and more resilient as a result of our work together.

If you need short-term support or want to to pick my brain, get feedback or have a specific issue to address, you can always just book a single session, which can be clarifying and reveal next steps; more sessions would help you dive deeper into your habitual patterns and shift thought and behavioral patterns in alignment with your own goals. Ongoin coaching supports continued growth and helps you move through life with intention and compassion. 

 While each experience is unique, you can expect coaching with me to include: 

  • A greater sense of presence, self-awareness and acceptance of your underlying emotional states, mindset and beliefs, which will help you better address your needs, express yourself more clearly and completely and make courageous and wise decisions. 
  • Better self-care, stronger negotiation skills and healthier boundaries
  • Increased capacity for choice — and change.
  • Helpful tools around organizing, process, power and structure
  • Greater trust in yourself and more even power balances in relationships
  • Finding breathing and postural patterns that energize, center and settle 
  • Assignments between sessions
  • My ongoing support, feedback and accountability

 Sessions are held over zoom, phone, or if you’re local, we can also do walk-and-talk in a local park.

I am also available for integration coaching packages before during and after plant medicine experiences. Contact me for more details.  

     

    Energy Healing

    Energy healing is the gentle antidote for stress. I am trained in Reiki, Polarity Therapy and Shamanism, and combine these as appropriate. Energy healing helps balance the autonomic nervous system, which regulates over 90 percent of your internal functions, including hormonal and immune system responses, digestion and sleep. Most often, I integrate other healing tools – such as coaching, aromatherapy, biofeedback, and breathwork – into these sessions, which gives them greater transformational value. Some people get a session every once-in-a-while as a seed-planting or re-boot. Other clients schedule regular sessions for routine check-in’s and support.

    At the moment, these sessions are available online and in-person in either your home by appointment or through the GW Center for Integrative Medicine. 

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