I am passionate about helping people find their best selves and live in their best body. I have always been a hands-on person, discovering the path of Physical Therapy when I was just 18 years old. I started working with the elderly in a rehab setting at this young age, and was inspired by one of the therapists trained in the Bobath technique: an integrated approach to rehabilitation in the care of patients with injuries to the brain. As I watched our patients transform, this exposure and training had a profound effect on my life. I was committed to transforming people’s lives and decided to enroll in Physical Therapy School.
I felt like PT school was just one step on my path, and began searching for something that aligned with my passion and provided me with a groundbreaking and transformative specialization beyond traditional therapy. While I was working at St. David’s Medical Center, I was introduced to Aston-Patterning, now know as Aston Kinetics®. From my first class in Aston-Patterning, I knew I had found my purpose. This level of bodywork was to be my life path and specialty. I have taken more than 3000 hours of training, encompassing both the basic certification and advanced levels. I have the opportunity to be actively involved in people’s movement towards less pain, more range of motion and freedom to live their life to the fullest.
Like my bodywork techniques, I subscribe to the idea of balance. I am much more than just an Aston-Patterning practitioner and feel that who I am contributes greatly to my practice. I love to paint in the open air, with a technique called Plein Air Painting, and I have traveled to paint in California, Costa Rica, and Montana. I also love Roller Derby and was a member of the TXRG Rec’N’Roller derby. Roller Derby has taught me so many lessons on cooperation and empowerment, and I find that these women are learning and teaching other women to give life their all and to be courageous and powerful.
I also have an amazing family, and love to be around creative people who make time in their day to care for themselves. I believe each one of us is a unique individual who needs to care for ourselves in order to be balanced and aligned with our best selves.