I came to yoga and Ayurveda from a stressful, jam-packed life, with debiliiating allergies, asthma and digestive issues. Tired of medication, inhalers, doctors, caffeine and not enough sleep, I was willing to try anything.
I decided to stop believing the myth that feeling terrible was my fate. I didn’t want to walk around with a smile on my face while my body was in pain. I wanted to OWN my body and my health. I wanted to take care of myself.
I believe that great health is a holistic matter: when your body, mind or emotions are out of alignment, it throws the whole system off. However, the more you come into balance, the greater your magnetic potential, purpose, meaning, and love in life.
GREAT HEALTH IS A HOLISTIC MATTER.
What is Practical Magic
For Modern Living?
IT’S MAGIC THAT MAKES SENSE.
I don’t call myself a witch, but it won’t hurt my feelings if you do! My methodology utilizes knowledge from the 5,000 year old practices of Ayurveda & Yoga for the needs of the contemporary lifestyle. 21st century living isn’t exactly uncomplicated, and I think it’s pretty incredible that an old-as-dirt system of wellness that existed before modern day literacy is still useful, meaningful and practical today in our fast-paced, technology driven world.
Through my programs, learn to trust the energy that runs through you and develop the skills for sustainable health, energy, connection, and personal success.
BACKGROUND + EXPERIENCE
I’m the third oldest of six children Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, my favorite food is ice cream and I love to play dress-up. As a kid I always wanted to learn how to do things for myself, and after outgrowing my EasyBake Oven, I started cooking and baking at the ripe old age of 7.
I studied philosophy and dance in college, and then became interested in practices that were actually useful and applicable to my own life. I continued to hone my cooking skills over 20 years of mentorship and working in restaurants. Practicing yoga kept my body in shape, my mind stress-free, and my heart open. In 2008 I moved to New York City and relied on my independent and creative spirit to birth Practical Magic for Modern Living.
In 2014 I was featured on Food Network’s America’s Best Cook, and I have guest cheffed at Farm-to-Table, and other private retreats and events throughout New York City. My culinary training comes from a lifetime of study in the school of hard knocks.
Since 2013 I have studied under the mentorship of Dr. Naina Marballi B.S.A.M., D.A.C. Ayurvedacharya; with her I continue to develop and hone my knowledge of nutrition, energy work and Ayurvedic knowledge.
The underbelly of my training comes from yoga practice and philosophy. I have studied mythology and theory with Dr. Douglas Brooks since 2010. My first formal yoga Teacher Training was in the Anusara Method in 2010 with Zhenja LaRosa at Virayoga in NYC. I am also a Reiki practitioner, and have trained in Yogahour with Darren Rhodes.