In 1997, after a career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and community organizer, she founded Dancing Freedom®, a movement practice for all bodies for the evolution of Self and community. She has helped to birth the emergent conscious dance industry, having facilitated Dancing Freedom on 5 continents and trained over 240 facilitators. Her students have gone on to create successful ecstatic dance communities around the world, to found Dancing Without Borders, to co-found the Young Women’s Leadership Training, to work in the United Nations Peace University, and to facilitate Movement Medicine in the Nation’s largest hospital group, in women’s crisis centers, Occupy rallies, permaculture trainings, WakeUps, conferences, festivals and community gatherings globally. Between 2007 and 2010, she founded and co-directed PeaceBody Japan, a school for integral personal growth, that assisted hundreds of Japanese individuals to create more soulful, successful, and co-creative lives.
In 2013, she has focused her considerable energy on bringing the embodied transformational tools of Dancing Freedom into collaboration with Fundación Cummunidad Sustentable in Ecuador to build http://www.RutaE.org, a nationwide Social Innovation training platform, in partnership with the Ashoka, Kaospilot, and Bid Net.
Her educational background includes a self-created degree in Social Theory and the Dance (BA, UCSC with Honors) with a secondary emphasis in Legal Philosophy. She is in the process of completing a combined Masters/PhD with Wisdom University. A gifted intuitive and clairsentient, she has trained with the Foundation for Spiritual Development, the Dolphin Star Temple Mystery School and with various shamans and healers globally. She is an ordained priestess in the 13 Moon Goddess Lineage of Ariel Spilsbury, a Reiki Master, and a certified Dream Coach. Her professional experience bridges ten years as an independent choreographer, dancer, and producer in the San Francisco alternative arts scene; 10 years of teaching and training yoga teachers; and over 20 years of leadership experience from student government to arts and environmental community. Her greatest learnings have come though a lifetime of daily immersion in the “more than human” world of Nature; 24 years of dance and somatics practice, training, research, and performance; 20 years of advanced yoga study, practice, and teaching; and the ongoing journeys of RELATIONSHIP.