Born in Georgia, to an Italian mother and an American father, I’ve always been interested in various cultures and traditions. My curiosity has taken me abroad working as a language teacher in Italy, Spain, England and Japan. I’ve also traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America. After having gained valuable experience living abroad, I’ve cultivated insight and a growing interest in both Western and Eastern medicine, which led to exploring Chinese Medicine and Qigong.
My journey began with a deep interest in meditation and with the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and Taoism. Shortly afterwards, while continuing to nurture my spiritual awareness, I also developed a passion for organic food cultivation while working on a farm in Italy. This grew into a deep area of interest as I began studying diet, nutrition and organic gardening.
I’m a certified Medical Qi Gong Practioner, Reiki Master Practioner, in addition to having two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and Italian from the University of Georgia. I have also completed the 8 week Compassion Based Meditation Training(CBCT) at Emory University with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi as well as studied mindfulness practices with many others. I have given Qigong workshops all throughout Italy, and I have also taught mindfulness to locals in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico.
Today, I professionally strive to help my clients cultivate a mindfulness practice, employing a combination of Eastern and Western medicinal techniques with a strong focus on diet, nutrition and meditation.
Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding my courses and/or healing sessions.