"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
-Dr. Maya Angelou
I have been in the wellness industry for almost 20 years.
What started out as a way to get my body back after giving birth to 3 sons grew into a full blown lifestyle and career.
At first, I thought of being healthy as having 6-pack abs, sculpted arms, and a toned booty.
After experiencing a number of injuries, stress, and even chronic allergies, I learned that being healthy is the total package.
You have to take care of yourself, mind, body, and soul.
After advice from a doctor about whether to get surgery on my knee or not,
I gradually shifted into the yogic lifestyle.
Not only did I change the way I worked out, I changed the way that I ate; finally becoming vegan in 2017.
Trauma Informed Yoga Initative
Education + Certifications:
Patanjali/Iyengar Therapeutic Yoga w/Ali Dashti
Trauma Informed Care, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAHMSA)
Suspension Training, Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX)
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Method Baltimore Training
National Strength Training Professionals Association (NSPA) Personal Training
Primary Aerobic Instructor Certification, American Aerobic Association International (AAAI) & International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA)
Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
Spinal Stabilization Training Program, Esquerre Fitness Group
Aunsara Yoga Immersion
Usui Reiki, Graceful Empowerment
Yoni Breathing & Pelvic Strengthening, Graceful Empowerment
Cancer Exercise Specialist Training, Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI)
Black Orchid Prenatal Yoga
Holy Fire Master Level Reiki w/Janice Buerkli
Sound Healing w/Maurice Carroll
In 2018, thanks to the “here to be” grant from lululemon, and community support, I founded the Be More Yoga Community.
We are a grassroots initiative that uses yoga and wellness events to heal the effects that chronic stress and trauma have on the mind and body.
We are making yoga accessible to people, particularly in the Baltimore African-American Community.
Our classes welcome people from all backgrounds, body types, ages, and genders, no matter their sexual orientation or financial status.
For my entire life, there has always been a camera around.
Both my father and maternal grandfather are avid photographers. They passed their passion for capturing moments in time with the camera down to me. Not only do I enjoy being in front of the camera, I enjoy being behind it as well. For me, photos are a way to journal family and community history.