I live in beautiful Ashland, OR with my partner Jimmy Nacey. I chose Ashland so that I could be close to my family, which now includes five glorious grandchildren. I often say that I have “lived two lives.” My first life was that of a rather traditional Southern California girl, born in Los Angeles, married by age 19, and raising two children along with my then husband in the beautiful and rustic community of Big Bear.
The bulk of my first life was consistently in service to mental health and wellness, primarily for young people. I have a long and distinguished background in the field of human development. With 25 years in the field of violence and drug prevention I have a deep understanding of our conditioning around intimacy and relationship, as well as the cultural blocks, deep shame, and downright abuse of our sensual/sexual selves.
I n 2007 I discovered Neo-Tantra, and its close relative, yoga. This was the beginning of my new “second life,” and soon a whole new world of health and well-being opened up. I have, over the course of these years, become both a Certified Yoga Teacher and Certified Neo-Tantric Educator. I have studied intensively with teachers such as Charles and Caroline Muir, Joan and Tomas Heartfield, Steve and Lokita Carter and The Human Awareness Institute. A profound highlight of my yogic training in 2005 was a two-month yoga immersion experience in the Western Ghats of India.
As my studies have expanded I have become a dedicated practitioner of Sacred Sexuality, while continuing to utilize neo-tantric and yogic principles, as well as other modalities. I am deeply committed to moving beyond the Cultural Appropriation intrinsic to these teachings, and am inspired to offer wisdom and insight into the potency of owning and knowing your own Sexual Sovereignty.
The unique blend of my earlier career with the healing and heart opening properties of neo-tantra, yoga and sex positivity have led me to creating a life led by my heart, and in support of others in the discovery and reclamation of their own deep sensual and sexual nature.
*Personal update: In February, 2019, just as Covid was taking hold of our lives, my brother and I got an unexpected opportunity to purchase a 1+ acre with a dilapidated old farm house, mature fruit trees, and soil ready for restoration and some love. Our family gathered and the work began. It has been the focus of our last two years and is flourishing. I hadn’t seen my next phase including “farm-nana”, but in my dedication to following love it became evident this is where I would be loving and living for these next years, including focused healing of lineage and land.