It all started when...
I have always been fascinated with the mind body connection. I remember being 10 years old and massaging my aunt Tina's tight neck and shoulders. Tina had breast cancer and was in a lot of pain. At that young age I instinctively knew that in order to relax the body, the mind too had to be relaxed. I'd say to Tina, "Ok, now think of the happiest memory or place from your childhood..." as I massaged her neck and was always so excited to feel the difference it made.
The career path I took growing up as a young adult didn't start out in energy medicine or healing. My undergraduate degree is in International Relations from DePaul University and in high school I was an exchange student to Germany. I've always been an observer of cultures and people. This path lead me to the Boston area where I worked at a think tank as a research analyst. Knowing that "something" was missing, I was blessed to have been lead to my true calling - Reiki/Massage Therapy/Oriental Medicine.
In 2005 I decided to further my studies and advance my knowledge of the energetic systems by studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. A four year master degree was received in 2009. However, I had the misfortune of being struck by a motorcycle two weeks prior to my graduation date. This set me back for a few years. I was hospitalized for two weeks and had severe injuries (major concussion with brain bleed, pelvic fractures, a torn ACL, and a severed ear that needed to be surgically repaired). As a result, I did not take my Acupuncture license exam because I suffered from severe migraines and brain fog from the accident. Nonetheless, I completed my degree, and the information and friendships I gained from my time in Santa Monica are invaluable.
A Colorado native, I moved back to my home state in 2010 to be closer to my family. In the Summer of 2011 I started my business Body Mind Energy Center, a Spiritual/Healing Center for the Denver and surrounding area. My center quickly grew to a thriving wellness center, offering yoga, massage, reiki and reiki classes, acupuncture, reflexology, workshops for spiritual growth and more. I was thrilled to bring this type of healing environment and opportunity for community, connection and personal growth to Denver.
Life is ever-changing....and in 2015 I gave birth to the most amazing little boy. His name is Asa, which means "healer". And a little healer he is. Asa is as sharp as a tack and quite the little observer-healer already.
I am very excited to continue my work as a healer and teacher and look forward to helping you on your very personalized path of healing. I am now hosting healing retreats to help you reach your next level of personal and spiritual growth. For more information please go to my website page retreats.
I hope to meet you soon! : )