After becoming a first time mom balancing a full-time career, I eventually found myself feeling totally depleted-- sleep-deprived, drained, unhealthy, and disconnected from my loved ones and myself. In a moment of desperation, I tried a Yoga Nidra meditation class, and, over time, experienced a total transformation in my ability to care for myself as well as my approach to life, career, and family. Practicing Yoga Nidra meditation for the past several years has enabled me to experience greater inner peace, better sleep, improved health-- and to become more present in my every day life.
Inspired by my personal experiences practicing Yoga Nidra, I wanted to share this amazing practice in our community, and travelled to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockton, MA, to train with Jennifer Reis, creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® in order to become a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® instructor. A few years later, in order to experience a deeper understanding of all eight limbs of yoga, I pursued my 200-hour yoga teacher training with Adriana Rizzolo at Yogala Los Angeles, CA. I continue to study with amazing teachers and healers in Los Angeles and beyond and am so grateful for my teachers' guidance on this path that has chosen me.
I hold a Bachelor of Science from Boston University in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master's Degree in Social Work with a healthcare concentration from Barry University. I believe in the transformative power of music, nature, love, compassion, self-inquiry, and community. I am a lifelong student and love to educate myself on all things wellness-- yoga, eastern philosophy, nutrition, traditional and complementary medicine, and on and on! I live in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles with my husband and son.
Ananda means "bliss," and it is my wish to guide everyone to find theirs.
Yoga Nidra ("yogic sleep") is a powerful guided meditation practice that enables you to experience profound rest and transformation. While lying down comfortably, you are systematically guided through body sensing, breath awareness, exploration of emotions and sensations, and guided imagery-- facilitating an awareness of your innate ability to balance, heal, release limiting beliefs, and manifest your highest goals. When you are deeply relaxed, you can access your natural healing state where revitalization and rejuvenation takes place. Through Yoga Nidra, you can reconnect with your entire being-- the physical as well as the energetic, mental-emotional, wisdom, and bliss states contained by the physical form-- encouraging a sense of wholeness and well-being.