When I first moved to Nashville in January of 2019, I had planned to take a short hiatus from work to focus on being a full-time mom and managing our historic district home renovation before ultimately creating a private practice once my second baby was weaned. Well, we all know how 2020 went down, and all of my "plans" went right out the window, and it didn't look like returning to the treatment room was going to happen anytime soon. In the midst of all of the uncertainty, I found myself stripped of my former identity, as perhaps you did, too. I have worked full time since I was 18 years old, and without that role, or even the option of going back to work, there was a big gaping hole in who I thought I was. I developed severe insomnia as a result of the anxiety I felt and spent the next two years devoted to understanding rest in all its' forms. It was through this dark phase that I was re-introduced to Yoga Nidra, a rest-based meditation practice that allowed me to experience rest, even if I couldn't experience sleep. And it changed everything. Through this practice, I explored all of my deep-seated beliefs about rest and discovered that I innately did not feel worthy of rest for a variety of cultural and familial reasons, and was given the opportunity to heal these beliefs through the practice. And as I shared my journey with others, I came to realize that so many of us do not feel worthy of rest, which is no wonder, as we have all grown up in an extremely masculine culture that demands and rewards us for constantly doing/achieving/accomplishing. Yoga Nidra is a practice that celebrates being, and honors each person as a divine vehicle regardless of what we "do". We are all worthy of rest. It is our birthright. Yoga Nidra helped me reclaim myself as something so much larger than any role I may take on.
And so, while I still draw on my experience and knowledge in Ayurveda, massage, and skincare, my deepest desire is to help people discover the truest part of themselves, way below the surface of the skin through Yoga Nidra meditation and Yoga-informed intuitive movement. While witness-based meditation practices have been practiced for thousands of years, and ultimately teach us to transcend our bodies, I believe that most of us in this day and age carry trapped trauma inside of our bodies, and until we can transform it through movement, meditation can just be another way to disassociate. In my practice, somatic-experiencing inspired movement precedes Yoga Nidra to gain a deeply grounded foundation before experiencing the more transcendent sensations of Yoga Nidra.
I look forward to expanding my offerings via group classes and recorded meditations in the fall of 2022 in Nashville, and eventually private, one-on-one experiences in 2023 that incorporate movement, self-massage, breath work, and Yoga Nidra.
If you've been following me on Instagram, you know that I am now living in Nashville, TN with my husband and 2 kiddos! After much consideration, we decided we needed to get out of NYC and raise our kids where the green grass grows, so to speak. So, here we are! Please check out my latest offerings as I begin to re-enter the workforce here. You can always find my most current information on my Instagram account, however, I'm working hard to create a completely new website and subsequent group offerings. I can't wait to hear from you!
It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that I can announce my new position as Spa Director at Pratima Ayurvedic Spa Clinic in the heart of SoHo, NYC. Dr. Pratima Raichur has been an idol to me for years and it is a great honor to work with her. Because of this, I am no longer taking private clients at this time due to the fact that I am working full time in a management capacity. However, our skilled Estheticians and Massage Therapists at the spa are happy to take care of you and offer customized Ayurvedic face and body therapies. I am dedicated to maintaining the integrity of Pratima's legacy in her treatments and am continuously working with the team at the spa to refine every detail of our treatments to support your health and well being. I look forward to welcoming you at Pratima Ayurvedic Spa Clinic soon!
Beginning mid-December, I am officially taking time off for a maternity leave and will return again in the Spring! This is our first baby and so I'm not exactly sure what to expect in terms of re-entering the working world again, but I will post updates here when I have a better idea of when that will be. I am currently not accepting new clients and am booked until I go. However, I do encourage you to reach out to Melanie Herring in the meantime as she will be available to all of my clients during my absence. She and I will continue to communicate on a regular basis and collaborate on treatments and protocols. Melanie is a gifted Aesthetician and intuitive healer and I am thrilled to share my practice with her. I know you'll love her as much as I do.
Between August 15th and August 26th, I will be on a (highly anticipated!) vacation out of the country and therefore unavailable for office or in-home treatments between those dates. I'll be available again on Monday, August 29th for home appointments (Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri) and for regular office visits beginning Wednesday, August 31. Thank you for booking your regular appointments around this hiatus and I look forward to seeing you for a post-summer treatment!
I am pleased to announce that I have partnered with Marie Veronique and am integrating her beautiful products into my treatments. As a master formulator, Marie has created a comprehensive signature line that blends cutting-edge technology and research with the highest quality natural ingredients. I have seen dramatic results with her products and believe they are the most effective products in the natural skin care market, hands down. Contact me for more information on what products of hers are best for you.
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Introducing New Office Hours
It is with great enthusiasm that I can finally announce the details of my new space in Manhattan! Located at 26 Broadway in the historic Standard Oil Building, the office is in an innovative new workspace called Primary. One part co-working space and one part wellness center, Primary was born from the concept that wellness and self-care should be integrated into our daily lives, an idea that is so closely aligned with my own personal beliefs. In addition to a relaxing experience in my private and secluded office, you can also enjoy a coffee/juice bar, daily yoga classes, and live plant walls on nearly every interior surface of the building. I know that you will enjoy this sanctuary as much as I enjoy working there! I am also taking in-home appointment requests on other days, so please email or call to schedule your appointment.
New York, NY 11004
Wednesday 9 am-9 pm
Thursday 9 am-9 pm
Nearest Subway Stops
Bowling Green (4 & 5)
Broad St. ( J & Z)
Rector St. & Whitehall (R)
Wall St. ( 2 & 3, 4 & 5)
South Ferry (1)