After Dawn: a feeling, an awakening, a renewal of spirit, of hope, of purpose.
I taught elementary school for almost a decade and it was amazing. Truly. Yet I could see a passion in one of my fellow teachers that I did not feel in myself. “And the time came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful, than the risk it took to blossom.”- Anais Nin. Heeding many signs from the universe, I dared. I dared to dream my life could be whatever I wanted it to be. So I leapt, into the arms of the universe. From Philadelphia to St. Thomas. From everything familiar and safe, to the unknown. I knew I wanted to teach yoga, to share my feelings of insecurity, self doubt, and fear, with others in hopes that by offering my vulnerability and authenticity, I could touch hearts and ultimately heal myself. Yet there was still a part of me that felt unfulfilled, and this, was my passion to make, to create, to work with my hands. I began collecting shells and hooking them to ear wires to create earrings and selling them to my yoga students…..and well, the rest is history. I listened, I listened to my spirit guide, my guru…..ME! who gently lead me to finding my purpose as a healer of hearts. Who lead me to believe in the value of my own experience and find the courage to share it with others. Who lead me to St. Petersburg, Florida, a magical community that I am so proud to call home.
Each day, each moment is like no other, and will never be again! My designs, my instruction, ceremonies, and workshops, all serve the same intention: to meet each moment with grace, with enthusiasm, and with confidence. To experience yourself as beautiful, whole, and always enough. May the feeling of After Dawn be with you always.