Inner compassion allows me to have compassion for myself and others, revealing the truth of our interconnectedness. 

For me, everything circles back toward compassion. It allows me to live life more fully, helping me recognize the reactive patterns inherent in my life so that I am able to free myself and move toward living a more authentic life.

My teaching consist of experiential practices in a community setting that supports others as they embody the living energy inherent in needs, and identify the structures that prevent them from accessing their essential Life Force.

This work will help deepen your sense of aliveness and reconnect you to your essential wholeness. Connecting with others in community will support you deepening into your authentic true self.


Studying conflict resolution, community building, mediation and restorative justice and restorative circles for the past 19 years

Over 700 hours practicing, teaching and supporting Robert Gonzales and the work of Living Compassion

Assistant for Robert Gonzales in the 2012 -2013 LIFE program in Portland, OR.

Worthington International Friendship Association (WIFA) - President 1996 - 2000

Alternatives to Violence - Advanced training 1996- 1998

Worthington Town meetings on race - Facilitator


Certifications, Special Study & Training

The Embodied Present Process (TEPP) - Teacher

Compassionate Communication (NVC) - facilitator and coach

Masters degree in Restorative Practices at the International Institute of Restorative Practices (In process)

Graduate of Robert Gonzales' 2009-2010 LIFE program

Reiki Master Certification (2014)

Restorative yoga & Yoga Therapy

Restorative Circles practitioner

 Urban Zen Integrative Therapist - Teacher and mentor


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