I was born in Richmond Virginia, into a family that cherished community and culture. From a very young age, I remember wishing that there would be less violence in the world and that people would be more loving to one another.
I am a graduate of the Howard University Department of Music and the Howard University School of Divinity.
Today, I am a certified mindfulness teacher,(Engaged Mindfulness Institute (500-hrs), a certified Trauma Technique Tapper (Peaceful Heart Network), a certified yoga teacher (Daniel Hickman), and a Restorative Justice Specialist (Restorative DC). I am also completing the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield and Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader Teacher Training Program.
I am also the co-founder and lead meditation teacher of the Heart Refuge Mindfulness Community, a mindfulness community dedicated to providing mindfulness and other healing practices to communities of color in Washington, DC.
Throughout all my work, I use a comprehensive set of mindfulness-based modalities including meditation, breathing practices, trauma tapping techniques, and yoga, to deepen people's ability to be resilient in the midst of challenges, and to connect to their innate inner peace and happiness.
Mindfulness provides me with a way of being fully engaged with my daily experiences, inner fears, and uncomfortable emotions, compassionately and without self-criticism.
I am devoted to helping all people rediscover well-being and fulfillment through learning how to live more compassionately towards themselves and their world.