In A Nutshell
Over the last three years, I have become a coveted resource for many organizations, retreats + small businesses in the Central Texas area for facilitating transformative, healing, community spaces. My passion for inspiring + evoking presence, intention, peace, warmness + healing has allowed me to serve + live in my purpose. I remind the world that through the all-encompassing practice of Yoga, we gain deep acceptance of our humanity. I incorporate Yoga, meditation, tea ceremony + engaging group conversation in my sacred spaces to offer tangible tools + experiences for personal + spiritual growth.
From my own experience spending a sizable portion of my life dwelling inside my head, out of my body, rejecting my emotions + choosing non serving life perspectives — allowing my past, my fear, inner conflict + detrimental overthinking to dominate + dictate the way I was in relationship with myself + the world, over time, I learned that, not running from, but being present with my unique human experience was + is one of my (our) most valuable survival skills.
Every day, that I can remember, from about 7 years old to about 19 years old, I felt emptiness, darkness, inner conflict, continuous suffering, self-hate + completely uncomfortable in my body. I had a skin condition that made me the center point of disgusting jokes + ridicule like you would not believe. As a result, I became very implosive, retreated into my intellect to cope + developed a horrible attitude + hard exterior to protect myself from others in an attempt to survive the sadness + exude confidence. I carried this armor with me for several years. I was completely consumed with inner turbulence + spiritual disconnection/crisis . Luckily, there were distinct turning points that led me on this path to creating Grow Your Lovespace + my present life.
My "why" is a result of my walk.
In 2007 I experienced a nervous break down in my dorm room at Howard University as a result of an identity + spiritual crisis. I was shedding traditional religious beliefs + wasn’t in a place to confidently embody what felt true to me about the intangible world. I was so disconnected from my life, that I briefly contemplated suicide. I remember asking for a sign to help me + save me. The next day while in my school’s bookstore, I was literally led to a book called Path To Truth, which, in that moment, seemed to confirm every belief + perspective that I felt an affinity to; metaphysics, energy, Universal laws, meditation, Yoga + the law of attraction. Immediately something inside me clicked+ shifted, from that moment on, I dove into myself, this time, with healing as my intention.
In 2012 I met up with one of my close friends + I shared with her that I was happy about how my internal life was changing, however, I still felt fearful of everything going on in the world + I felt small, anxious + stagnant. I remember sharing in detail about my fear + how I felt it was hindering me. I know this sounds so very simple, but in that moment, her response was so profound. She simply said, “then don’t be scared. Stop being scared.” I shifted again.
In 2013 I was fully embodying my beliefs + I decided to listen to a strong internal pull to move to Austin, TX. I quit my well paying job, packed up a moving truck + moved to a city where I had no job + knew no one, but I had absolutely no fear or doubt because I was listening + being led from the inside. This was the first time in my life I completely surrendered to that.
In 2014 After a year of research + searching my soul, I entered into a life coaching training because I knew I was ready to start creating healing space for individuals + hold space for them to transform their lives through digging into themselves the same way I did. When I found this program, I felt like it was another block falling into place. I felt in alignment. Soon after Lovespace Coaching was born
In 2015 I had to set down the idea of being a “life coach” because holding space for people in that way didn’t feel good to me. It felt robotic + not genuine. So I shifted the name of my business to Grow Your Lovespace because I knew the mission was much greater + I needed an name that encompassed that.
In 2016 A year after finishing my coaching certification, I entered into a therapeutic/trauma conscious Yoga teacher training. I had a strong desire to incorporate the practice + lifestyle I cultivated for my own life, into how I served others. This is where facilitating sacred space came to the forefront of my work. The rest, is history.
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