I never had intentions of becoming a healer. But as we often come to learn, things don't always turn out the way we think they will...
I discovered breathwork by accident in September of 2017. I was 27 and at crossroads in my personal and professional life. Things weren't working out according to my "plans'" and I felt stuck, trapped, and completely lost. I knew there must be a way out and found myself unexpectedly embarking on an 'eat pray love' summer of soul searching. Breathwork found me at a retreat in upstate NY and everything changed.
Throughout my early twenties, I was actively recovering from disordered eating that nearly took my life in 2012. I had a wonderful therapist, a supportive community, and had read every ED recovery book, but something still felt like it was missing.
I had trouble sleeping and would go through bouts of insomnia that would last for days. Work became an addiction, and I threw myself into my career as an opera singer and music teacher. Boundaries were non-existent and I had no clue how to handle my emotions without turning to old coping mechanisms. I was addicted to the fast-paced modern lifestyle and constantly felt like no matter how hard I tried, nothing was ever good enough.
That first breathwork experience back in 2017 completely changed my life. For the first time, I had a way to process and release unfelt emotions that kept me trapped in a loop of anxiety and depression. I walked up to the teacher after that first session and asked for her to show me more. Fast forward to today and my life looks completely different.
Breathwork has taught me how to access and let go of the traumatic experiences my body had been carrying for years. I've learned how to discern what's mine and what's someone else's energy and set boundaries with love. And it's given me tools to slow down and savor the beauty of a simple, quiet life of purpose and fulfillment.
Finally, after years of struggling with self-hatred, disordered eating has become a shadow of the past. I've become intimately acquainted with my body and feel truly at home in the skin I'm in. While my life experience is far from perfect (whose is?) I now have tools to call upon to navigate the storms of life and come out on the other side.
No matter what you've been through, your mind, body, and spirit are capable of healing. I believe we all have the power to liberate ourselves from our past and live a life of peace and authenticity. Allow me to show you the way...