if your compassion does not include yourself,
it is incomplete.
change.yoga creates space through peer mentoring, yoga, & meditation for you to develop & follow your path to wellness, stability, & authenticity. as a peer mentor, i work to empower you to create & stay engaged in your recovery journey. the overall goals of my trauma-informed & somatic-based approach are to cultivate empowerment & community. the foundation of our work together is helping you connect to your body. as you learn to connect & trust your body, you can gain more confidence in yourself & begin to understand that you’re the only expert of your body & experiences.
i’m a fat, white, autistic, atheist, agender, queer, disabled spoonie & singleton with adhd who strives to create safe spaces for joyful movement & practical stillness for all humans. i'm anti-diet & pro-self-empowerment. i live, practice, & teach with several chronic physical & mental illnesses including autoimmune & endocrine diseases, depression, anxiety, & suicidal thoughts.
i live on the unceded & stolen territories of the Myaamia (Miami), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), & Wazhazhe Maⁿzhaⁿ (Osage) peoples. i acknowledge that our culture was founded upon exclusions & erasures of many indigenous peoples including their forced removal from ancestral lands, & the deliberate & systematic destruction of their communities & culture. i likewise recognize the stolen peoples who were brutally ripped from their native lands, cruelly enslaved, & whose centuries of unpaid labor built this nation and its economy. i ask you to join me in acknowledging these communities, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations & work towards dismantling the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism.
for those in the cincinnati area, i recommend the greater cincinnati native american coalition as a resource to learn more & support indigenous peoples.
if you are unsure of whose land upon which you currently reside, you can visit www.native-land.ca.