What led to this focus
In 2004 I left a desk job and marriage, went back to school to finish a degree in Performing Arts and Psychology, and had my world blasted open with the discovery of Burning Man.
But really maybe this began back when I tried to seduce my 1st grade teacher by asking him to read bible verses with me. Or when, as a child,I regularly spent hours getting lost in the hills, eating flowers, and playing in mud, imagining making love in the tall grass before I knew what sex was. Or maybe when at 14 I lived out the common fantasy of, this time successfully, seducing my English teacher into my first sexual and romantic long-term relationship, dropped out of high school, and dove into Psychology courses at JFK University.
Burning Man culture officially introduced me to the world of Awakening and the Human Potential Movement where suddenly there was a contrast between what most of the world unconsciously does and the depth of conscious experience available. Kink, polyamory, sex-positivity, pansexuality, gender fluidity, psychedelics, chaos, creativity, infinite possibility....
I trained for 7 years in Advaita Tantra (non-duality) with the late Dr. Shakti Malan. Most notably her 18 month Totality Therapy Training prepared me to hold space of equanimity (witness without judgment) for all the taboo and shadowed material of human fear and arousal. I went on to assist in her Soul Mate Within and Sexual Awakening for Women courses online and in person.
I now bring this honoring of deep sexual shadow integration into the modalities of Transformational Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hakomi Somatic Therapy.
Currently passionate about integrating all of the above through the teachings of Justin Patrick Pierce with respect to sacred sexuality and the development of exquisite consciousness in this full bodied journey of being human.
- NLP Marin (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Certified Master Practitioner and Transformational NLP Practitioner
- Hakomi Somatic Therapy trained practitioner (2 year program)
- Justin Patrick Pierce and Londin Angel Winters, The Yoga of Intimacy, and Justin's Sacred Teacher Training
- Jon Eisman's Re-Creation of the Self
- WholeBody Wisdom and the work of David Deida
- Betty Martin's Wheel of Consent
- HAI (The Human Awareness Institute)
- ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts)
- Landmark Education
- 13 Moon Mystery School of Ariel Spilsbury
- different approaches of Shamanic exploration
- BA in Performing Arts (Acting Focus) and Psychology from Saint Mary's College
- 5 years of Bok-Fu Karate, Pilates, Yoga, 15 years of dance study
- Nearly 50 full length theatre productions