My Story

I’ve been a spiritual seeker my whole life. Now that I am in my mid-40s and have had an awakening to my soul’s purpose and passion in life, I can see that my true nature was always there, beckoning to me, sometimes quietly and sometimes strongly, calling for my attention. Through the many challenges, obstacles, and joys of my life, I see from this new vantage point that I was dancing between my soul’s calling and my unconscious conditioning in the many choices I made. While I do not have any obvious regrets, and I honor the deep learning that I had to undergo, I am choosing to step fully into my soul's calling now and let go of all of the conditioning in order to live the truth of my being.

With that said, I feel inspired to guide others into an awareness of their soul’s essence, purpose, and passion NOW. We can wake up from our unconscious conditioning NOW, and I feel the world is calling us into this place of conscious awareness to the Love and Truth that exists in and around us, to bring forth the JOY OF BEING IN THE AUTHENTIC ESSENCE OF OUR SOUL. And from this perspective, we can enact the service to humanity that is needed at this time while being in our joy.

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Spiritual Midwifery

I began my path as a midwife in 1999.  I attended home births, birth center births, and hospital births first as a doula, then as an apprentice, then as a nursing student, and then as a Nurse-Midwifery student. I graduated from UCSF medical school, and after a short stint working as a Certified Nurse-Midwife in a hospital, I started a home birth practice in Hawaii.  I have assisted at hundreds of births.

I believe that the imprint women and babies receive during pregnancy and childbirth creates a consciousness that is carried throughout life.  Women’s empowerment and support during this major rite of passage is critical for the deeper trust in the mysteries of life.  I birthed my two children naturally, with the first being a homebirth transport and the second I birthed by myself in my home.

Guided by Nature

I spent many years camping, traveling, practicing earth activism, studying herbalism and Permaculture, and living on organic farms after a vision I had where I was asked to serve Mother Earth. I moved to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2009 to start an Intentional Community called GaiaYoga Gardens, which is an off-grid Earth-based tribal-style community in the lush jungle of Hawaii. I feel that the Earth provides the blueprint for our deep authentic primal nature, and connects us to her from our root chakra for our deeper embodiment into our humanity.

Yoga Devotee

I began studying yoga while studying Psychology at UCBerkeley.  I moved to Mount Madonna Center in 1999 to study with Baba Hari Dass.  I was blessed to have a personal relationship with Babaji as an initiate.  He taught me many forms of yoga, and I continue to embody and practice karma yoga, bhakti yoga, raja yoga, tantra yoga, and many forms of meditation, asanas, and pranayama. I have taught beginning and prenatal yoga for many years.   Karma yoga and bhakti yoga are my foundational practices for living a life of service and devotion and living from the love in my heart and to the truth of pure consciousness.

Tantra & Conscious Sensuality

I was awakened to the consciousness of sexuality six years ago. While my formal tantra training is minimal, I have been given major life experiences in which I have felt, understood, and embodied the tantric path of the sacred divine marriage within God's bridal chamber spoken of in the Bible.  I have trained as a practitioner of sexual healing, and had a small private practice and have taught classes since 2017.  I believe that accessing our sexual nature through yogic and energy practices is vital for our embodiment.  This can happen as a single person or in a coupleship.  The important element is to de-condition ourselves from the self-disconnection we have been imprinted with in our sexuality and regain our life essence and vitality via knowing our deeper energetic sexual essence.  Ultimately we can find mastery with our kundalini life-force energy through this awareness.
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Curriculum Vitae


  • 1991-1995 Bachelors of Arts in Psychology; UC Berkeley
  • 2001-2003 Masters in Nursing; San Francisco State University
  • 2006-2008 Post-Masters in Nursing, Midwifery Specialty; UC San Francisco

Professional Certifications & Trainings

  • 1994 Meditation Retreat at Ananda Village
  • 1995 Suicide Prevention Hotline Training
  • 1999 Certified Yoga Teacher; Mount Madonna Center
  • 1999 DONA Certification; Doula Training
  • 1999 Midwife Assistant; The Farm With Ina May Gaskin
  • 2000 Midwife Assistant Training, Level 1; Heart and Hands with Elizabeth Davis
  • 2001 Midwife Assistant Training, Level 2; Heart and Hands with Elizabeth Davis
  • 2003 Non-Violent Communication Weekend Workshop with Marshall Rosenberg
  • 2005 Permaculture Certification Course; 9-month Program
  • 2016 Conscious Sensuality Practitioner Training; 1-month Program
  • 2017-2018 Integrative Awakening Facilitator Training

Professional Career

  • 2003 Registered Nurse; Abortion Clinic
  • 2004-2006 Registered Nurse; Labor and Delivery; Spanish-speaking population
  • 2007-2008 Registered Nurse; Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and abortion clinic
  • 2008 Certified Nurse Midwife; Ukiah Community Hospital
  • 2009-2013 Certified Nurse Midwife; home birth in Hawaii

Teaching Experience

  • 2000-2003 Yoga teacher; SFSU, Pacific Cultural Center, Homeless Prenatal Program, Mount Madonna Center
  • 2007 Prenatal Education Educator
  • 2015-Present GaiaYoga Gardens Immersion Instructor; Classes include Wholistic Sexuality, Integrative Awakening Spirituality, Co-Counseling
  • 2017-2018  Conscious Sensuality classes at Lolia Eco-village

Additional Experience

    • 1997-1999 Earth Activism; Earth First, Food Not Bombs
    • 1997-1999 Permaculture education on organic farms and at intentional communities
    • 1999-present Yoga student of Baba Hari Dass (1924-2018)
    • 2011-2012 Natural birth of son and unassisted home birth of daughter
    • 2017-2018  Managed the Healers Temple at the Hawaii Tantra Fest 2017, 2018
    • 2019  Acquired ownership and organized the Hawaii Tantra Fest 2019
    • 2020 Volunteer Coordinator; Malamalama Waldorf school
    • 2020 Integrative Awakening meditation group; co-host
    • 2020 Started Non-Profit Big Island Hub for Transformational Teachings