I’m a senior yoga and meditation teacher (500 E-RYT), art therapist (M.A. Expressive Art Therapy & Grad Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy), a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), a somatic trauma specialist in sexual abuse recovery and trauma educator, TED speaker and #1 best-selling author. I’m currently completing my Ph.D. studies in Expressive Art Therapies.
I’m also the founder & CEO of Art to Healing, an Australian registered charity committed to supporting the recovery of girls and women who have experienced sex slavery, exploitation, and abuse, in Asia and the Pacific. I’ve created and delivered numerous trauma-informed and psychosocial programs in art therapy, counseling, yoga, and mindfulness, from the slums of Kathmandu to the refugee camps in Burma. I have supported the recovery of thousands of women and children since 2005 to live lives free from sex slavery and exploitation.
My Sacred Activism work includes creating and directing Yoga for Freedom, a global Yoga and Social Change movement, which has raised over $65,000 for various global social justice issues since 2016.
But more importantly, fusing embodied spirituality with social change, my rich and wondrous life has led me on an intent search for awakening, love, and service to humanity.