My exposure and interest in Vedic traditions began in 1990 through my training in Polarity Therapy; a form of body work based on Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. Through my instructor, Margaret Lambert, I met Dr. Robert Svoboda who ignited my passion and love for Ayurveda. I had the privilege of learning Ayurveda from Dr. Svoboda for five years by organizing and sitting in on consultations with him. During this period I studied with Dr. Vasant Lad at the
Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Mount Madonna in California. Accessing both teachers brought depth and scope to my understanding of Ayurveda as a living science which I applied to my own life and to my full time practice of Polarity Therapy. I met Hart de Fouw while at the Ayurvedic Institute.
My first reading with him inspired me to pursue the beautiful science of Jyotiṣa and I began some of my training at this time. I balanced my role as single parent with my desire to pursue studies in Ayurveda and Jyotiṣa. I took advantage of this time by completing my BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) and pursuing a variety of counseling forms including Hikome. I worked in the field of social services as a family counselor for ten years. This period was valuable in strengthening my capacity to support others and integrate western ideologies with ancient traditions. In 2003, I seized the opportunity to study intensively with Hart de Fouw. I supported my learning with Steven Highburger, a skilled and experienced Jyotiṣi. I have been practising Jyotish full time since 2016. In 2019 I started teaching Jyotish. Find out more about my teaching program.