I hope you've taken the time to breathe today.
A deep inhale to fill the lungs and a full exhale to empty them.
If not, now would be a great time.
Go ahead. I'll wait.
Now that we've all arrived together:
Welcome to my webpage. This site encompasses a variety of creative projects that focus around sustainable, inspired, empowered, and embodied ways of exploring health, wellness, and self-care. It is my belief that medicine is not simply something you consume to feel better or a short lived prescriptive activity.
Medicine is a way of life.
Being healthy means finding balance in our bodies, minds, and spirits. Here you will find tools to assist you in living a happier, healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
I was born under the Rocky Mountain bluebird skies of Colorado and raised on the shimmering shores of Maui, HI. In 2012, I lived in Kathmandu, Nepal where I studied Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute. I graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Anthropology and Religious Studies with a focus in Ethnobotany and Buddhism in 2014.
My deep love for the Earth and for plants brought me to study herbal medicine in the PNW and Hawaii. In 2017 I officially created Zephyr Rising Apothecary to share my love through beauty care and self-empowerment. My company is about nourishing our bodies and souls and recognizing the inherent radiant beauty in each and every human being.
I have been a dancer my whole life, with over 20 years of ballet training and a decade of performance experience. In 2017, I began the intensive study of Hawaiian culture and the art of dancing hula with Halau Hula Malani O Kapehe under Kumu Mapuana Samonte. My love of movement brought me to Tibetan Yoga and I completed my Lu Jong 1 Tibetan Healing Yoga Teacher Certification in summer 2018.
Finding balance has been a theme in my life, both literally in terms of movement as well as spiritually. When I'm not dancing or wandering through fields of wildflowers talking to plants, you will probably find me in the ocean diving, surfing, and kite surfing, or possibly playing my ukulele, creatively cooking vegan and vegetarian meals, and riding my motorcycle to the edges of known reality.
And yes, I am a Libra.