Background

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Academic Degrees and Coursework

  • Doctoral Studies in Clinical Psychology, Meridian University 2014-2015
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies, Focus in South Asian Traditions, Florida International University 2009-2011
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Analysis, Minors in French and Journalism, Juniata College 2003-2007

Certifications

  • Feng Shui Interior Design, New York Institute of Art and Design 2018-2019
  • Priest, The Order of Melchizedek 2016-2017
  • Women's Spiritual Leadership Coach, Maia Mystery School 2016
  • Usui Reiki 1st, 2nd, Master 2013-2014
  • Master of Yoga (500 hr Training), Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy 2013
  • Avalokiteshvera Permission Initiation, His Holiness The Dalai Lama 2011
  • Teacher of Yoga (200 hr Training) Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy 2008
  • Wilderness First Aid 2008
  • Personal Trainer, National Strength Professionals Association 2008-2010 (inactive)

Immersive Trainings

  • Ceremonies, Apprenticeship, and Dieta, Peruvian Shamanic Traditions 2011-2019
  • Vipassana Meditation, 10-Day Silent Retreats 2007-2014
  • Agama Yoga Level I 2011

Conferences

  • NAIS People of Color Conference, Houston, 2012
  • Summer Educator Intensive, Exeter Humanities Institute, Phillips Exeter Academy 2012
  • Regional AAR meeting in Louisville, KY; Presented Thesis "Implicit Metaphysics of the Visuddhimagga: Assaasa-passaasa as a Vital Animating Force" 2011
  • Regional AAR meeting in Atlanta, GA; Presented Paper “Jesus, the Yogi” 201

Additional Informed Practices

  • MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
  • Nonviolent Communication (Marshall  Rosenberg)
  • Past Life Regression
  • Peak Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Plant Medicine Integration
  • Flower Essence Therapy
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
  • Conscious Dance
  • Chinese Face Reading
  • Fiats, Decrees, and Affirmations
  • Mystery Schools


Papers

  • "Ecstatic Dance: A Cure for Disordered Attachment Style" 2015
  • "Core Addiction Personalities: The Romantic" 2015
  • "The Integral Psychology of Ken Wilbur and Finding Closure" 2015
  • "Trauma Informed Therapy" 2015
  • "Couples Therapy Reflections" 2015
  • "Feminine Ethics in Psychotherapy" 2014
  • "Carl Rogers and Person-Centered Therapy" 2014
  • "Drumming's Psychoneurological Impact on Social Anxiety Disorder" 2014
  • "Shi’a Voices and Contemporary Unrest in the Arab States" 2011
  • "A Meek Warrior: Virtue According to Maimonides’ De’ot and the Bhagavad-Gita" 2010
  • "Mornings in the Meadow: Falun Gong and Cultivation in Miami", Advanced Fieldwork 2010
  • "A Secular Spirituality of Image: Late 19th Century Art Nouveau in Europe" 2010
  • "Assāsa- passāsa in the Visuddhimagga: The Search for a Theravada Cosmology" 2010
  • "Fidelity in Commentary: A Case Study of Koshas in I.K. Taimni’s The Science of Yoga” 2010
  • "Jesus, the Yogi" 2009
  • "A Mazatec Heroine and the Sacred Book of Sacred Knowledge: The Hero Journey of Maria Sabina" 2009
  • "Psychological Anthropology and Erika Bourguignon" 2007
  • "The Brothers Karamazov: Absurd but not Existential" 2007
  • "Chaos Theory, Virginia Woolf, and the Universal Unconscious" 2007
  • "The Zen Koan and Kierkegaard's Leap of Faith" 2007
  • "Prehistoric Humans and Bears: Art, Ritual, and Spirituality" 2006
  • "Solidity of ID, Solidity of Second Language Acquisition" 2006
  • "The Tibetan Cultural Genocide" 2004