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What I do...
I believe in an integrative approach to life's challenges. Whether its overcoming an issue or improving your practice, focusing the mind, body, and spirit is critical. In our initial meeting, we collaborate to create a plan that works for you. No two people are alike, so there is not a one approach fits all. From there we work together to meet your goals and successes. However, this is not just about goals, but creating a rewarding journey to new levels.
I began my journey in martial arts when I was 12 years old. I took my first class in Okinawan style. As the years passed, I have learned Japanese, Cambodian, and Kalaripayanttu (Indian martial arts). Each brings its own gems and benefits. At 45 years old, having completed my black belt in my second Okinawan style (Shitu Ryu), I was looking for a style that would create a real paradigm shift in my martial arts. I was introduced to Tai Chi a year later. I began taking classes and studying its classics. Its a world within itself that encompasses the body, mind, and spirit. To the dedicated student, it really is a lifestyle. It goes beyond the physical to challenge you to grow on so many levels. In so many ways, it has challenged me like no other martial art has. I have been practicing yoga, as well, now for 10 years. I specialize in Vinyasa, Yin, TaoYin, and others. I have become a lifetime student of, not only martial, yoga, and internal arts, but meditation, mindfulness, and personal training.
- black belt in Okinawan style
- 200 hr RYT with Yoga Alliance
- member International Association of Yoga Therapists
- member American Tai Chi and Qigong Association
- Masters of Divinity (Columbia International University)
- Doctor of Education candidate (Oklahoma State University)