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For the past 17 years I have been a holistic wellness professional. A certified empowerment coach, licensed massage therapist, and certified yoga teacher, I am educated in the field of alternative medicine and integrative well-being. For many years, I practiced Eastern Yoga Philosophy. During the 12 years that I lived in an ashram, I studied many Sanskrit and Bengali Texts while engaged in the practice of meditation and yoga. My advanced training in traditional yoga led to certifications in the Hatha, Jnana, and Bhakti Yoga practices.
With 30 years of cooking experience, I bring to the table my vast knowledge of different culinary styles. I specialize in healthy vegetarian cuisine and create original recipes to meet the needs of individuals following vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free diets. My emphasis is in the preparation of whole foods: grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Over the years I have taught vegetarian cooking and nutrition classes to inspire individuals to live a healthier and more conscientious lifestyle.
In 2007 I started my own business, Quiet Mountain Sanctuary--a private mountain retreat, which I ran from my home in the Catskill Mountain Park. I provided yoga class, therapeutic massage, vegetarian cooking and nutrition, guided hikes, and meaningful conversation to my guests. Quiet Mountain Sanctuary closed its doors in 2013, but I continue my work as a Health and Wellness Educator at a local Health Food Store--Mother Earth Storehouse in Kingston, NY. I am also available for wellness coaching and healthy cooking instruction. Please visit my website for more information.
In 2012, I published a new edition of my book Divine Love: an inspired spiritual dialogue based on timeless wisdom. Through my writings I hope to uplift humanity and affect positive change in the world.