I will serve each person with my highest intention meeting them are where they are physically, emotionally and spiritually.
My hearts deepest yearning is to recognize and honor the full humanity of anyone I work with. I recognize that there are cultural, social and economic barriers that have made some health and wellness spaces unwelcoming to people of color, people of size, people in the LGBTQA community and people of varying abilities. Part of my journey as a person and as an instructor is learning how I can do more to open the spaces where I work to everyone.
I will strive to help each person connect with their beautiful selves. I will join people on their paths to celebrate health, wellness, and body-mind-spirit connection.
It is my personal responsibility to make individual reparations* to people of color. If you are a person of color and would like to train with me or have a one on one SomaYoga session, please accept a 50% discount when you schedule with me. If you don’t feel like you would want this discount for yourself, please choose an organization, non-profit, or underwrite someone you know for a session and I will remit payment/services.
*What reparations are NOT. If you are reading this as that I am assuming people of color cannot afford my services and that I’m offering charity, you are missing my intent. Reparations are a recognition that for 400 years this country has oppressed and marginalized people of color. I am doing my small part to offer reparations in my corner of the world. If you would like to learn more, I urge you to read more about this in the articles linked below.
Namaste – The Divine in me recognizes and honors the Divine in you.
Individual Reparation – Article by Michael Eric Dyson*
Michael Eric Dyson – Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
The Case for Reparations – Ta-Nahisi Coates