A Balanced State
A Balanced State is the fusion of my experiences, teachings, mentors and interests that have kept me going despite our stressful society. Yoga, meditation, bodywork and energy work when practiced routinely allows us to transcend our fast paced way of life and learn to live in tune with ourselves in a balanced state of union with our body, mind and spirit.
Holistic Therapist, Lifestyle Geographer and Visionary
Growing up I remember my father growing food in large gardens, my mother jarring tomatoes and vacation being a tent in the woods. I believe this is where my journey of wellness began, in childhood, in Nature. Then as a young adult my Aunt introduced me to Yoga. During college yoga was a huge influence on me also exposing me to Zen Meditation and Tai Chi. These practices led me to become aware of our profound mind body connection. When I had a particularly stressful semester instead of taking pills, which a psychologist tried to prescribe, I turned to yoga, meditation and herbal remedies. This began a life long journey of discovery into self care / preventative health practices that continues to this day. I remember that decision as a turning point, unconsciously defining who I was by challenging mainstream medicine and putting faith in myself knowing I could learn to manage my stress in a natural way.
In 2007 I graduated from BU with a degree in Physical Geography and began working in the field but found being behind a computer screen challenging, having always enjoyed working with people. A few years later I dumped the screen and enrolled in a Therapeutic Massage Program, afterwards continuing my professional education with Thai Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. During this time I also sought out personal skills working part time at vegan restaurant and a composting company, taking the county Master Gardener program and advocating for cannabis awareness and education. I realized over the years I hold many interests but they are all related to one thing - Balanced Healthy Living. Last year after fifteen years of personal yoga practice I became a Registered Yoga Teacher through The New School of Yoga in Brookline, MA. Today I have my personal and professional practice helping people reduce pain and stress naturally by bringing complementary therapies under one umbrella - A Balanced State .