Frequently Asked Questions:
How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a Mind Body Expert?
Well, I’ve been teaching Mind Body Alignment for 30 years… and surely, I’ve come a long way from the physical tension story that originally and predominantly informed me, and in turn, transformed my physical, mental & emotional posture and strength.
Truthfully, I come to you as the proverbial wounded healer, teaching what I most want to learn.
At the age of 10 my dad started coming into my room at night. For 3-years sexual abuse was a lifestyle. I’d be curled up in my bed like a little tension-ball when he came in. Then… BAM! Suddenly I was no longer in my room, I was in an altered-reality. My posture was like an energetic antenna that stretched between Earth and Sky, in the most aligned and peaceful posture. I felt like I belonged. I was safe, valued, and most of all, Relaxed and STRONG!
But this relaxed strength was short lived. I’d be snapped back into my reality… back into my tension-ball. It was like living in a ping-pong game between the pain and anxiety of self-sacrifice, and the self-respect and love of Mind Body Alignment. In these moments, the DIFFERENCE between tension and strength was intimately and profoundly being taught to me. At 10-years old I was desperate to align on purpose. I wanted to feel safe and confident ALL the time. Learning alignment was my ticket to freedom.
So, I begged my mom to enroll me in ballet classes, again and again. My commitment led me to dancing in A Chorus Line on the Broadway stage at 19-years old, fresh out of high school. A prolific career followed. My last stage performance, at 50-years old, was dancing with a sharp scimitar sword balanced on my head. An original and symbolic performance that cut the umbilical cord with my dad and ended my silence around my story.
From Broadway dancer to Tao Minister, I’ve gained licensure in fitness, cosmetology, reflexology, tuei na acupressure, eastern nutrition, meditation, and herbal medicine; which joins my studies as an Avatar master and Inca energy medicine guide. All of which influence my NYC private practice and holistic strength training method––BodyLogos––which unites principles from Eastern and Western philosophies. Aligned posture taught me to rise above circumstances, to understand where SPECIFIC emotions live in the body and how to disentangle them, to effectively step into Mind Body Alignment on purpose––to live self-aligned––and embody Relaxed Strength!
Who are your clients exactly?
I work with ambitious, body-conscious people who are interested in self development using fitness/posture, meditation/visualization, Tao theories/training/coaching.
With that said, the professionals I’ve worked with run the whole gamut: Artists, Musicians, Singers, Athletes, Trainers, Therapists, Coaches, Writers. Office Workers, Computer Technicians, Architects, Designers, Seamstresses. Health Care Professionals, Child Care Professionals, Teachers, Librarians. College Students, Parents, Grandparents.
How are you different from other "fitness trainers?"
In today’s competitive world, tension is often mistaken as strength. I created the BodyLogos Method, which means: the body’s Divine Wisdom, to help people like you to discern between tension and strength in both private and group settings. Beginner or advanced, using fitness, meditation, and self-analysis, BodyLogos Method asks you to see your body as your greatest ally and therapist. The BodyLogos Method transforms fitness competition into personal compassion, self-judgment into self-understanding, and replaces the ping-pong game between hyper-vigilant unmotivated workdays and workouts into consistent inspiration that feels meaningful. BodyLogos offers a new language that invites us all to experience ourselves anew.
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
It’s my mission to help people understand HOW their body’s intelligence is as valuable as their mind’s IQ. This often asks you to slow down, listen deeply, and experience success differently. Working with open-minded individuals makes the journey exciting and transformative, rather than responsible and dutiful.
Who would your coaching/training NOT be for?
The BodyLogos Method is a mind-body-spirit approach to strength, posture and wellness that does not overlap with any religious beliefs. So, the method is Universal.
Personal training can be done live or virtually in NYC. If you’re NOT local, your only choice is virtual, so you’d need a virtual connection. This virtual connectivity is also needed for The Mind Body Adventure App or The Art of Strength Deep Dive programs.
What exactly is The Art of Strength Deep Dive and what does it include?
It’s a 15-week on-line hybrid program that resolves physical, mental, emotional and spiritual misalignment and pain, using Mind Body Alignment. Simultaneously, you will get fit and stand centered in your strength and confidence. You’ll discover how to FEEL rather than THINK your emotions. You’ll learn where your body carries various emotions, how the body blocks emotions through tension, and how to create positive change using posture, strength training, visualization and mindset. You’ll recognize and analyze your body’s language through your unique mis-alignments, and walk away with a method that you can call on to continue to create positive change.
Does this really work?
Yes. You are learning to trust, recognize, and choose YOU as the authority of your own life.
What results can I expect?
Mental Clarity to live balanced and inspired. Physical Fitness that isolates muscle groups, as well as, the specific emotions they carry, for aligned posture and mindset. Emotional Intelligence around your unique tension patterns, and how to use Mind Body Alignment workouts and posture to transform that tension. Spiritual Purpose that quiets your mind’s IQ and turns up your body’s intelligence, keeping you relaxed and strong under pressure. Self-Alignment that experiences Mind Body Alignment as physical grace and posture, and exercises Mind Body Alignment as a fitness discipline of delight.
How quickly can I expect results?
Obviously, this depends on your commitment. That said, while the body needs consistent training for muscle development (within 3-weeks you’ll begin feeling the difference), releasing emotional tension patterns can be felt very quickly. The challenge with quick changes is sustaining them. Which brings us back to consistent training.
The mental aspect of releasing emotional tension patterns, or freeing yourself from misaligned beliefs, is what inspires your commitment to YOU. And, instantly transforms your fitness/wellness discipline-of-duty into a discipline-of-delight.
How will we work together and what does the program entail?
The Art of Strength Deep Dive has 3-phases that progressively elevate your commitment. Your daily video content (workOUTS, workINS, Body Journeys) and reading materials lives on The Mind Body Adventure App; assignments are emailed weekly; 90-minute live group coaching calls happen on zoom weekly; and, one 1:1 60-minute training session can be redeemed at any point in the program.
If 1:1 Personal Training is what you’re looking for we can work live in NYC or virtually. One on one time allows YOU to guide the direction of a workout. We can focus on an emotional outcome or a physical concern. Each workout will guide you toward how you want to look and feel that day.
How long is The Art of Strength Deep Dive?
It’s a 15-week curriculum designed to support you well after the program is over.
The Deep Dive introduces you to Mind Body Alignment using The Mind Body
Adventure App platform. This App platform allows you to continue using the
materials with a low-cost monthly subscription after the program wraps up.
Do people ever re-up?
I am thrilled to say, many people have re-uped in the Deep Dive! While the monthly subscription to The Mind Body Adventure App keeps students consistent and awake to their mind-body needs, the weekly coaching calls and community support draw students back into the intimate deep dive of a live interactive program.
What are your coaching programs like?
Each program has a unique community, depending on who attends, but the
community is always one of the most supportive and intimate aspects of the
program. Friendships are made, accountability is built in, and people are able to
share in ways that promote deep healing each and every week.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. I use Stripe as my credit card payment platform.
I know I want to work with you. How do I get started?
Great! The most successful people are known to make decisive decisions from their gut. So, since this feels right for you let’s go for it! Schedule a Mind Body Discovery Call with me HERE. We’ll get acquainted and explore the best ways for you to look and feel your best. I look forward to meeting you and can’t wait to get started!