Asheville, NC











Tell us about yourself:

I am a retired Cordon Bleu chef. I spent several years training in Europe while living there with my husband and small (at the time) children.  A good deal of my life was spent in South Florida working in yacht clubs and running a catering business. I studied nutrition in college and began my interest in food at a young age. I have studied the use of medicinal herbs at the Asheville School for Holistic Herbalism. I now live in Asheville, NC and spend several months every winter on my boat in the Caribbean.

Why did you become a RTA-Certified Facilitator?

I met Renee while attending one of her retreats at Kripalu. I have been going to Kripalu for 10 years and find it very restorative and energizing for me.  The joy and enlightenment that I witnessed during our New Way of Being Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat led me to me to want to join the global RTA-Certified Facilitator community.  I want be able to extend these teachings/support to more women.  I hope to be offering Personal Renewal Groups beginning in June in Asheville.

What are your favorite self-care activities?

With my children grown and beginning lives of their own, I find more than ever it is Time for Me. It has been a beautiful awakening at this phase of my life and I am most excited for what awaits me!

My favorite self care activities include any Yin or restorative yoga. My life is extremely active and this practice provides me the much-needed time to go inward. My personal meditation practice helps keep me focused on what is really important to me.

How can people contact you or learn about your groups/retreats?

To reach me in Asheville, NC, and inquire about upcoming groups, email


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