Austin, Texas, USA
Unified Mindfulness L2 Coach
I am a mindfulness and self-care coach, international dance instructor, and embodied learning facilitator with more than 20 years of teaching experience. As a certified Level 2 Unified Mindfulness Coach, I collaborate with each client to design mindfulness techniques personalized to their lifestyle so that they can practice in stillness or on the go.
Having studied both Computer Science and Dance at Stanford University, I bring an analytical mind and awareness of the body to my mindfulness practice. I love to experiment with how to incorporate strategies from UM’s research-supported system into the movement of my day. Some of my favorite practice times are hiking with my golden retrievers and dancing Argentine Tango!
Mindfulness empowered me to redefine my relationship with anxiety. For years, I had practiced yoga and dance as moving meditations, but experiencing several panic attacks led me to study MBSR. I learned how to apply non-judgmental awareness to my thoughts and body sensations, and I experienced a profound shift in my ability to feel calm during stressful situations.
While recovering from a concussion, I rediscovered the power of mindfulness as a tool to support wellness, and I became inspired to train with UM in order to guide others to take better care of themselves. I work with clients to create opportunities to slow down and simplify so that they can find ease and delight in daily life.
My clients report breakthroughs in nurturing their physical and mental health, relationships, and passions with more focus and less stress. They appreciate my patience and compassion as I invite them to practice with curiosity and provide accountability for creating new healthy habits.
If you’re curious about starting a meditation practice or introducing mindfulness in daily life to your group, I’d love to chat with you. Bring your doubts and questions, and we’ll explore how mindfulness skills can support your goals!