Hi! I'm Abby and I'm a Creative Healer. I love the way God loves - I love the way he 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!