I have dedicated my life to finding better answers to health and wellness.
I was never convinced that the North American healthcare system, which centers around the dispensing of pharmaceutical drugs, was actually any good at achieving the type of life-long wellness I wanted for myself and my family. I always felt that there had to be a better way to live, age and be.
In 2004, I traveled to Southeast Asia where I was introduced to, and fell in love with, yoga and yogic healing therapies. I began practicing and studying yoga in 2004, and enjoyed the opportunity to study with some of the best instructors in Asia. After years of practice, I received my Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification in the ancient spiritual city of Rishikesh, India. It has been over ten years since I began practicing yoga and I still learn something new each time I come to my mat.
During my six years in Asia, I was also introduced to and began practicing the philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and while I did not formally study Traditional Chinese Medicine, it inspired me to live a preventative lifestyle. I found that my concept of diet changed as I learned which foods where "hot" and which were "cooling" and I began to eat according to what my body needed. Later, when my grasp on the Mandarin language became proficient, I audited classes at the Traditional Chinese Medicine University in Guangzhou, China as well as studied nutritional theory and herbalism in my free time.
Very interested in the role the mind plays in health, I traveled to Northern Thailand to study Vipassana meditation in a Buddhist monastery, gaining a deeper appreciation for the connections between the body, mind and spirit.
The main theme that all these systems of healing share is that true wellness comes from within. It is intrinsic. Lifelong wellness can be achieved and sustained as long healing occurs on all levels: Body, Mind, Spirit.
I wanted to share with others a healing system that would leave people empowered, rather than dependent. I began to ask such questions like, "If the majority of the world's population does not require constant medication, why such a need in North America?
When I was introduced to Homeopathy, the final piece of the puzzle fell into place. In Homeopathy I found a safe, effective form of medicine whose main aim was to "cure people" not simply palliate their sickness with pills. I quickly realized that this was the system of medicine that I could use to round out my wellness regime of yoga, meditation and holistic nutrition.
It was at this point that I left Asia and went to Toronto, Canada where I enrolled in the three year intensive course at the distinguished Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine, the top Homeopathic College in Canada, specializing in Classical Homeopathy, following Hahnemannian Principles. Ontario is the only province in Canada to regulate Homeopathy, so I was educated to standards that would allow me to practice as a registered Homeopath upon graduation.
After spending time in Hawaii, my husband Sean and I realized that this magical island would be the perfect place to hold our healing retreat- which we have named "BREATHE".
We gather together to unwind, to laugh, to practice yoga and to hopefully remember what is really important; that a single breath in this very moment is all that we really have.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the retreat or if you would like to book a private yoga session on Waikiki beach or come to one of our other daily classes. If you have any questions about our homeopathic or nutritional counseling services, please do not hesitate to contact us as well! We look forward to hearing from you and beginning your healing journey.
BA, RYT 200, DHMS
BA, RYT 200, DHMS
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