Have you ever wanted to go beyond what feels safe and shape your life into a magnificent tale of adventure and triumph?
In childhood the ‘good girl’ in me gained worth by helping and pleasing others, taking roles of responsibility (read bossy big sister!), academic achievement and doing what I believed was expected of me. Her strengths gave me self-discipline, the power of intention, and motivation to do my best aligned with social justice and compassion.
Another me was like a wildness inside that longed to be unleashed. As a child she found her expression in dancing, playing in the rain, camping in the great outdoors, bodysurfing the big waves, and travelling with my family. She helped develop my beliefs that God lives in everything ~and clouds are proof of that~, all life is sacred, the extraordinary is possible, and feeling scared out of my wits is more often then not a sign that I need to just DO it!
Her fearless passion for life inspired me to abseil down Balinese cliffs, be dangled by my ankles to kiss the Blarney Stone, hug East-Berliners as they crossed the wall to the West, ride a motorbike around Santorini, drive a taxi in Narobi (don't ask!), bungee in NZ, climb 14000 foot peaks in Colorado and commune with Spirit at Uluru, Notre Dame, Aya Sophia and Wat Phra Kaew. Her voice gave me courage to abandon my law degree, have 3 children, leave a 14-year marriage, and embrace the relatively unknown practice of Nia as my sacred livelihood.
Taking risks has brought many peak experiences, but it's often in the unexpected, the 'mistakes' and 'failures' that I've received great lessons. I've been held against my will in Morocco, had everything but the clothes on my back stolen in Madrid, been trapped alone in a London nightclub basement, suffered dehydration and exhaustion after getting lost cycling through Kenya’s Hells Gate National Park and nearly drowned in deep water off the Great Barrier Reef holding my bikini bottoms instead of the boom net! I've traversed gut-wrenching grief and ecstacy, scrape-me-off-the-floor heart break and cracked wide open love. I've beheld breathtaking beauty and devastation ~natural and man-made~ and witnessed humanity at its best and most challenging.
Since 1999 Nia has guided me to accept and celebrate all the different versions of myself no matter what life presents. It gives me 'response-ability', principles and practices to sense the truth in my body, to consciously explore my edges and push beyond them.
I believe life is a sacred adventure of love, growth, movement, transformation, expansion, soul connection, creativity, healing and intuition, grounded in the wisdom of the body. I cherish experiences of deep play, embodying my feminine, envisioning astonishing dreams and manifesting heart desires. Everyday with Nia I cross my own boundaries, only to find more of myself on the other side.
To engage in life fully while honouring all aspects of myself is a choice that begins by knowing and trusting mySelf, and getting out of my own flippin' way! I am here to serve, to share and to shine. Balancing trust and risk, I open to joy, love, magic, possibility, abundance and deep fulfillment that I am creating a life worth living and inspiring others to do that too.