Working with humxns who identify as being in recovery is my life’s work and greatest passion. Ask me six years ago if I ever would have guessed that and I would have said “NO WAY. HOW?!” – I couldn’t even wrestle my own demons or examine my own wounds…how was I ever going to be able to help others in their healing process? …but every step I have ever taken has ultimately led me down this path and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’ve come to adopt SAMHSA’s definition of recovery in my work with others: “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” By this definition, MANY of us are seeking a life of recovery, and if you’re here then you probably are too.
As a yoga and meditation teacher, ceremonialist, nutritional therapy practitioner, and a woman in recovery for 5+ years, I have come to recognize five pillars of health that will elevate anyone’s recovery: connection, movement, nourishment, meditation, and ceremony. This is the framework through which I approach my work with others to help you establish the sense of empowerment, wholeness, and vibrancy that I believe is your birthright.
There are spiritual circles that devote their practice to transcending the body…but I believe with every fiber of my being that recovery is a process of remembering how to BE IN our bodies, to reclaim them as a safe and sacred space. The work we do together will always have this perspective as its foundation.
There are some exciting community-oriented events and immersions coming down the pipe, so stay tuned!
To work with me one -on-one to create your own customized holistic wellness plan, be sure to reach out via the contact page!
A Little About Halie’s Journey
My own journey into recovery began long before I was even aware that it was happening. I had graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in art history and a clearly laid out plan in which I would move to New York and have a life-long career in the art world. After a couple years of corporate city life it came as a surprise when I found myself feeling more unfulfilled than ever and battling substance abuse.
My addictions brought me to my knees. It was there, where I had reached the deepest and darkest depths of despair and isolation, that I began to discover the immense healing powers of community, yoga, meditation, ceremony, and nutritional therapy. These practices have supported me and countless others through an electrifying process of recovery and reclamation. They have brought stability and harmony to my inner experience and therefore to my external reality, and they continue to offer me a natural and holistic sense of wellbeing. I am deeply committed to helping you reclaim your health and happiness, and empowering you to remember that at the end of the day you are your own healer.
Trainings and Degrees
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training with Keri Sawyer, 2019
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Nutritional Therapy Association 2019
Wise Womban Way Facilitator Training with Usha Ananda and Mallorie Prem, 2019
Trauma-Informed Yoga Fundamentals Training with Hala Khouri, 2018
Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Level I with Brandy Berlin, 2018
Reiki Level II Certification, 2017
200 HR Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Trimurti Yoga in Dharamsala, India, 2017
Reiki Level I Certification, 2016
University of California, Berkeley – Graduated with a BA in Art History in 2011
“Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.”