Discovering My Rhythm
Throughout my life, there has been a sense of inner seeing and a visceral knowing of things. This intuitive sense was simply part of me and my way of being in life. While my formal education led to a degree in nutrition and a management career in advertising agencies, in the early 1990s numerous mystical/spiritual revelations began and opened new horizons.
I felt guided to study and mentor with remarkable teachers and healers from all parts of the world. I traveled on extended pilgrimages, deepened in silent retreats and immersed in a full spectrum of healing traditions, somatic wellness systems and meditation practices. This inner and outer journey was tender, alive and not without pain. During this span of years I also wrote bimonthly articles for my column in Awareness Magazine.
In the early 2000s, death of my partner and parents brought deep grief and broke my heart open. Awareness grew stronger while former teachings integrated more fully in my body, or fell away. In 2013 as I paused to look at a flower my heart and mind spontaneously opened in boundless ‘Love’ where all creation is one existence, seamlessly appearing as every form, every movement. After a week of indescribable union, collective and personal conditioning returned to be met. Still, my body felt different, stronger, more here and alive.
Significant changes occurred in all areas of my life. Creativity started to flow through me organically and urgently. Without prior training, I began painting intuitively and writing poetry. This season of life was joyful and painful and drew me into greater transparency, deeper wonder and celebration of the gift and privilege it is just to be alive and to participate in this wondrous creation that we call Life.
My formerly active spiritual path has matured. I know life as a movement of grace, sometimes comfortable, sometimes not. There is more space in my being, my heart and in my days.
I live in southern California and feel inspired and delighted by the endless creativity of nature. My unique nature is a tapestry threaded with both the mystical and the practical. I see spirituality and creativity as one emergent, expressive energy full of invitation and possibility where something new is always born.
For more than 30 years I engaged in various Hatha Yoga and Qigong practices. After I retired from an advertising career, I chose yoga as a vocation. I received my 200-hour teaching certification through The School of Gentle Yoga at The Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, California. My additional studies have included Hanna Somatics®, Body-Mind Centering®, Chair Yoga and Yin Yoga.