Hi! I'm Abby and I'm so grateful you're here.
Whether you're in the middle of healing through a traumatic event, striving through a deep loss, wading through grief or trying to heal you anxious heart and mind, I'm so proud of you for taking the steps toward healing.
Healing is not easy work ... but it's SO worth it.
I know from my own experience. And I've found breath + movement (yoga) and creative expression to be incredible tools for healing my body, mind, and soul. I want to be a friend and guide for you as you work through your own process.
In case you want to read further...here's a little more about me. I love the God loves. I love the way God brings beauty from ashes, and I want to be someone who partners with Him in that work. I recently moved from Colorado with my husband, Dan, to the Hudson Valley area of New York. I have a Masters in Social Work from Colorado State University, and have experience working as a social worker for some amazing non-profits including the Colorado Department of Youth Corrections, Dale House Project, TESSA and Restore Innocence. After studying trauma and various issues that survivors of abuse and human trafficking have to endure, I realized that yoga had a role to play. I saw that yoga was a gentile tool to help people befriend their bodies again. I saw that it was a tool for slowing down, taking time to spend with God's Spirit, and listen to your body and soul - such a healing tool. I got my yoga teaching certificate through Cambio Yoga in Colorado in 2011 and my Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training through Holy Yoga in 2016. I now use my social work education and yoga experience to bring a form healing to various people in person and online. If you'd like to see some of the organizations I've been able to work with, click here.
When I'm not teaching yoga, I am working for Free The Girls as a Creative Director, taking pictures for awesome couples, spending time with my husband, reading, writing or exploring my new area. I also love traveling and have experienced some incredible places like Honduras, Thailand, Ethiopia, and Uganda. My heart is always drawn to beauty, poetry, authenticity, and people who are inspired to make a difference in the world.
I'm so grateful to be on this journey of life - the hard and the good - and I want more than anything to be a sweet fragrance of Christ's love to those around me. My hope is to bring "beauty from ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair" (Isaiah 61).
Feel free to contact me if you have an idea for collaboration, or if you have something you'd like to talk about! I look forward to connecting with you!