Welcome to my story. I am a spiritual teacher of the heart, bringing people back into their hearts and creating space for them to experience the unconditional love that resides within us all. My soul mission is to help everyone on this planet experience as much peace, happiness, and joy as possible. As a singer/songwriter, kirtan artist, energy and sound healer, author, and teacher, it is my goal to live a life that is full of love and bliss and help all others experience the same.
Music has always been a part of me. After discovering it as a teenager, I found that it awakened my soul in a way unlike anything else. Since then, I have blended music into all areas of my journey. By discovering Kirtan in my early 30’s, my eyes were opened to the opportunity to combine Bhakti yoga (the yoga of love and devotion), with my background as a singer/songwriter. This lead me down an entirely new path. As a Kirtan artist, I now blend uplifting English lyrics with sacred, ancient Sanskrit mantras to open the hearts of those I serve.
Through my work as an Usui Reiki Master, IET Practitioner (working with the angelic realm), and sound healer, I offer private and group healing sessions that help people to connect to the divinity within them. Through everything I do, I create an experience where others can discover wellness of the mind, body, and soul. Wellness was not always easy for me. I used to struggle with an overactive mind, emotional turmoil, and health problems. But by way of spiritual practice, life experience, and grace, I am now happy and at peace most of the time. I share this with you so that you know it’s possible for you too!
My personal spiritual practice includes yoga, mindfulness of breath meditation, mantra meditation, and Kirtan. Meditation has transformed me, bringing me out of a world of reactivity and chaos into an inner-world filled with peace and love. I feel so many can relate to this journey of awakening that has led me to know my true-self and the beautiful stillness within. My personal journey with meditation has now weaved itself into my kirtans, cacao ceremonies, and private offerings. Cacao ceremonies are sacred gatherings where I join hearts together using my voice and other sound healing tools with the sweet heart-opening medicine of the cacao plant as support.
I believe that through spiritual practice we can all be peaceful, loving, and full of bliss in most all of life’s happenings. I look forward to sharing in this journey with you.
To get to know me further, I’ve assembled some insights:
I have had over thirty songs featured as background music in film and television on networks like MTV, VH1, ETV, CBS, & NBC. One of those songs, “Whole Lot of Love”, was submitted for Grammy consideration in four categories.
I authored Create Your Dream Life Now: A Workbook & Guide For Manifesting Your Destiny, which is available on-line and in many retailer around the country.
My recent music-recording project was the creation of ”Let It Shine,” which has fueled the souls of others around the world and garnered praise within the media.
I currently reside in Santa Barbara, California but used to live in New York, where I was at one point a successful licensed real estate agent in the fast-paced world of Manhattan.
My original desire to be a musician began because a junior high school classmate of mine would play show tunes on the piano and the girls in the class would gather around. I wanted this to be my reality too! It’s funny how the universe has a way of working itself out, as music is now the center of all that I do even though the goal is now to open hearts, not to attract girls!
I am an alumni of the Esper Studio Meisner Acting program. Acting has always been a passion of mine and I continue to act whenever given the chance.
Here are just a few of the studies I’ve embarked upon that contribute to my various heart-centered offerings. I am so grateful to every teacher who has blessed my path with their presence!
200 hour Hatha yoga teacher training with Tamal Dodge
200 hour Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Shiva Rea
Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan studies with David Newman Durga Das & Sean Johnson
Reiki studies with Jyogen Hakata-Kohler, Susan J. Squittieri, & Lisa Guyman
Sound healing studies with Annie Bond
Integrated Energy Therapy training with Barbara Stepniak
Angelic Liquid Light Healing with Geordie Numata
Vedic meditation training with Tom Knowles
Vocal training with Sloane Reali
Songwriting studies through the Berkely school of Music & Cliff Goldmacher
Meisner Acting training at the Esper Studio, NYC
Direct channeled communication with my high-level spirit guides, The Ascended Masters, and The Angelic Realm!