My health story
A few years ago, I was in peril. I had just had major trauma to my body and my spirit. I had lost a huge battle with fertility and it left me sick, and the saddest I have ever been in my life.
I wish I could say the next part was, “Then I pulled myself up by my bootstraps and got over it”, but that’s not what happened at all.
I searched for answers, why did this happen to me, why were my hormones so disrupted? Why did I feel so sad and anxious all the time? After trying many traditional approaches and failing, I decided to investigate alternative medicine.
What I found was nothing short of unbelievable. My chronic migraines were healed with acupuncture. My scary hormone levels and auto immune issues were completely managed without medicine by eating cleaner. I healed my mind and spirit through therapy and yoga and was able to pretty much eliminate all medicine for pain, insomnia and anxiety through aromatherapy.
Hmmm maybe there is something to this clean-living stuff.
I was still a full-time makeup artist and once I became aware of what was in some of the products in my kit and the effects on the body, I knew I could no longer subject my clients to any harmful toxins. I didn’t want you guys going through what I did. So, I decided to study holistic aromatherapy and clean up my kit to give you a complete mind/body experience while you get pretty.
I am a RYT 200 hr licensed and insured yoga instructor and Licensed Aromatherapist.
Now my life is completely different. I’m healthier and happier. Looking forward to our journey together.
Why the name Modern Green Goddess?
Because you can still be a cool girl, love modern lifestyle, not want to live in the woods and weave your own toilet paper and STILL live a healthy sustainable life. I’m doing it and I can show you how to.
I’ve been practicing yoga for over a decade. It has changed my life. Not only is is a sustainable workout for everyone (including someone like me with chronic conditions), but it helps with mind body balance, anxiety, sleep deprivation and more. Becoming a yoga teacher has been one of the greatest joys of my life and im happy to offer group and private classes for your personal use and next business event or retreat.
You could say I was born into aromatherapy and herbalism. My Jamaican roots have always had me mixing herbs, oils and teas for natural remedies. It didn’t occur to me how important aromatherapy was until I had a really bad stint of depression. I realized that I was chemically altered and that something as simple as essential oils, could change my mood for the better. A combination of aromatherapy and therapy healed me and I am forever grateful.
I decided to formally study aromatherapy (I am licensed) to give you the same benefits I have enjoyed. I use this knowledge in both my clean beauty and wellness businesses. Want to learn what herbs and oils can help you? Book me for a 20 min consultation today.
My yoga career
I am a licensed and insured instructor. RYT 200 hour teacher, this means I have met the requirements to be registered with Yoga Alliance, a national accreditation and I am also registered with BYTA, The Black Yoga Teachers Association. I specialize in vinyasa flow but also teach gentle flow and core based classes. I am known for my engaging and welcoming approach to yoga and my music! It’s going to be a vibe in my class.