Certification + Education


BFA in Fine Art —Printmaking, University of California Santa Cruz 
BA in Community Studies, University of California Santa Cruz


  • Consent + Boundaries course with Share the Load, 2022

  • Vagus Nerve Master Class with The Nervous System School, 2022

  • Anatomy of Choice, Laban Bartinieff training with Alexandra Beller, 2021

  • Ayurveda Mastery Immersion 100hr, Jīvanam Āyurveda & Wellness with Yamuna Bihari, 2021

  • Black Mental Health & Healing Justice Peer Support Training, BEAM, 2020

  • Svastha: Ayurvedic Immersion 75 hr, with Bryn Hlava, 2020

  • Kula Yoga Project 200hr YTT, 2019

  • Trauma Informed Yoga Training 25hr, The Lineage Project, 2019

  • Z Health Essentials Neurobiology Course, 2019

  • Pedagogy training with Alexandra Beller, 2017

  • Year Round Program, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, 2015-2016

Mentorship and Lineage

I have been profoundly influenced by the many teachers and mentorships I’ve had throughout my life. Folks I’ve related to through their literature, through personal relationships as their student, as their peer, and through my ongoing education. I deeply value the folks in this work who come before me, who paved the way and who made my work possible today. I pay homage to them, extend gratitude and celebrate their contributions and life.
  • Baba Blair Anderson for his generosity, wisdom and friendship and for looking out for me and passing on his own history in a formative time early on in my studentship

  • Christian Burns for teaching me the power of touch and improvisation in a dance context that felt like it expanded to include my whole life

  • Zach Dacuck for his personal ongoing mentorship in bodywork and somatic coaching

  • Alexandra Beller for her personal mentorship in pedagogy, choreography and artistry as well as her contributions to the field of somatics and movement, including her work with the Laban Bartinieff Institute 

  • Ilana Grostern for her personal mentorship in somatic coaching especially concerning the Nervous System 

  • Audre Lorde for her work on the erotic, queer theory, emotional coherence and anti-racism especially in Sister Outsider, and her essay “The Erotic as Power”

  • Bell Hooks for her work on anti-racism, feminism, and community organizing in a way that humanizes, especially in “Teaching to Transgress”

  • Adrienne Maree brown for her work on pleasure, anti-racism, love and belonging, her poetic contributions and guiding visionary wisdom, especially in “Emergent Strategies” and “Pleasure Activism”

  • Staci Haines for her incredible contribution to the world of somatics and trauma informed approaches that consider social and cultural accessibility and influence, especially in “The Politics of Trauma”