I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Dance in 1997. I went on to earn my California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education in 2002. I taught high school Dance, PE, Conditioning, and Yoga for 9 years. During that time I earned my 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification at the Yoga Company in San Ramon. Taught by beautiful and talented Gloria Capron and Audrey Allen.
I am a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and am certified through the International Association For Health Coaches. I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities like Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and Dr. Mark Hyman.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.