Compassionate educator with 20 years of experience in homeschooling, curriculum design & development. Experience with with Waldorf Homeschooling. Holistic health and wellness professional with 16 years of experience.
Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum & Instruction
20 Years of Experience with teaching and homeschooling
Curriculum Development & Design
Compassionate and Empathic
Deep Understanding of Waldorf Education
16 Years of Experience as a Reiki Master Teacher
12 Years of Experience with In Person and Online Teaching
Solid Understanding of Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Powerpoint, Google Slides
Proficient with Utilizing Online Education Platforms
Tech Savvy and Detailed Oriented
I started Soul Centered Kids after doing research for my Masters in Education/Curriculum & Instruction. My thesis centered on how stress affects school-aged children. I was astounded to discover that children endure a tremendous amount of daily and accumulative stress. Soul Centered Kids offers classes that specialize in mindfulness, meditation, Reiki, intuitive development and much more - to help families learn how to deal with stress and to learn to listen to their inner wisdom. Every class is designed to provide a holistic approach to learning and are tailored to meet the unique needs, personalities and learning styles of each of my students. I have taught children and teens of all ages and abilities and have extensive experience with the autism spectrum. All of the classes at Soul Centered Kids are designed, developed and facilitated by me at various locations through out Los Angeles and virtually online through Zoom and Teachable. I also make myself available to offer advice and guidance to my students, parents and enrichment centers on a regular basis as a consultant.
In April of 2004, our family was involved in a rollover SUV accident which left my husband in tremendous pain. After seeing that doctors only wanted to prescribe highly addictive painkillers to treat him and that the pain was causing depression, I embarked on becoming a Reiki Master to heal his pain. Within two weeks of receiving Reiki, my husband no longer needed painkillers. His depression lifted and he was able to love life again. I have practiced Reiki for humans and animals for the past 16 years. Some of the ailments that I have treated are chronic pain, arthritis, Lyme Disease, depression, grief, anxiety, recovery from surgery, cancer and chemotherapy and trauma. At LAX REIKI, I offer In Person Reiki for Adults, Pediatric Reiki, Animal Reiki, Distance Reiki and Corporate Reiki Clinics and have experience with practicing Reiki alongside medical doctors in clinical settings.
Please note: I am currently unable to perform In Person Reiki due to Covid - 19, but continue to offer distance treatments.
I truly began homeschooling my children before they were born. I would read stories to them in the womb and play classical music for them to hear.
My homeschooling style has always been eclectic. I have woven Waldorf, Classical and Charlotte Mason together in an effort to create my own secular style of curriculum and instruction.
I homeschooled my oldest son from birth until the age of 15 when he demanded to go to high school. Thankfully, I was able to find a charter school that offered a more personalized program that also focused on liberal arts. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA and is now majoring in English with plans to transfer into UCLA next Spring. He's 21 years old now and he is the one who taught me how to homeschool.
My youngest son will be 15 in August and has been homeschooled his whole life. He taught me to relax and let him lead the way to his own learning adventures. As a result, he is an artist, a musician, a scientist, a lover of nature and animals. He is knowledgeable about nearly every aspect of the Universe and beyond. I call him my walking encyclopedia. He doesn't know what he wants to be or what he wants to major in or if he even wants to go to college and that's ok!
Many years ago, I founded a homeschool Book Club that meets at our local library. It has since evolved into a homeschool book and movie club called The Homeschool Magical Book & Movie Club. We read books that are classics (timeless and modern) that were books before they were movies. Then we compare and contrast and have dialogue about what we found interesting about each.
As a Reiki Therapist for IHS Medical Group (formerly known as Nazarian Wellness Clinic), I was responsible for providing Reiki Therapy to new and existing patients near UCLA. Reiki Therapy sessions consisted if iniitial assessments and consultations, as well as weekly, bi-weekly or monthly follow up therapy. At IHS Medical Group, Reiki Therapy is utilized to treat the whole person and the whole body. Patients are able to experience stress reduction, relaxation, inner peace and increased rates of recovery from surgery, injury or illness by receiving Reiki Therapy on a regular basis.
Reiki Master Teacher
Radiant Child Yoga Practitioner(level 2)
Trained to teach Mindful Schools curriculum
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