My life began a new journey when our beautiful daughter Leila was born in 2008. Our excitement was quickly replaced with fear as we soon realized our daughter had a very serious condition called Polymicrogyria. This is a brain malformation (in my daughter’s case over 90% of her brain) that caused her to have Global Delay, Cerebral Palsy and an extreme regressive form of epilepsy called CSWS and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. After receiving a very grim prognosis I decided I needed to do everything in my power to give her the best possible life I could.
We started right away with many different types of therapies, but none gave us the outcomes we were hoping for. Many methods were painful and stressful for her. It really broke my heart to think this was what her future was, but when we found an Anat Baniel Method® Practitioner I regained hope. I loved that it was very gentle and the movements felt good. Leila really enjoyed her sessions and she was progressing!
I knew this is what I had been searching for and I made the life altering decision to become a practitioner. I did my full training in person with Anat Baniel and the amazing trainers in San Rafael, California. I graduated as a certified ABM® NeuroMovement® Practitioner in 2015. I continued my training to specialize in working with Children. I graduated from the ABM® NeuroMovement® Children’s Mastery in 2016, and most recently graduated from Anti-aging and Vitality in 2018.
Movement has always been a passion and a big part of my life. I started ballet when I was only 3 years old trained until I was 18. It felt very natural for me to come back to studying movement. Over the last few years I have spent thousands of hours practicing the ABM® NeuroMovement® movements to have my own internal experience, which has helped me become a more effective practitioner for the children and adults I work with.
I am beyond thrilled to be working with families and their children, facilitating new and exciting possibilities! Please visit the testimony page to read a few stories of how the Anat Baniel Method® has helped the families I have worked with.