I wanted to change the world.
That was my goal.
At the age of 32 I began working in human trafficking prevention while completing my Masters Degree in Public Administration. My focus was global human trafficking patterns and commercial sexual demand reduction. I had good intentions. But I lacked the necessary tools for processing stories of trauma and abuse from the survivors I would come to know and respect.
In an effort to suppress my feelings of anxiety, I began collecting bad habits. One turned into another and another. Before I knew it, my habits began to affect my body and mind.
I found myself in Mexico severely depressed, my relationship of 3 years falling apart, I couldn't sleep, and my anxiety was so bad I thought someone was coming to kill me in my sleep. On top of that, I was so energetically depressed I couldn't get off my couch. I knew I didn't want to go on antidepressants because I'd seen so many others go that route
and not recover.
After a very short period of rigorous breathwork practice (and a bit of cold exposure) my depression was gone. But it wasn't just the depression. It was the anxiety, the insomnia, the smoking, and so much more. This window gave me the opportunity to look at all my habits and address them head on, one by one.
Since then I have been studying and researching the power of breathwork, leading breathing sessions on the beach, and working with clients one-on-one to help them use the power of their own breath to heal themselves. I also founded the Mexico-based wellness company, ReConnect.
I have breathwork certifications by the Oxygen Advantage, Peak Flow, and The Whole Health Project, I was in the first cohort of adults to study with New York Times best-selling author and breath expert, James Nestor.