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About Me

(in this moment)

Today, my life is rich.
I see life as Gold, after all.

Today, my life is rich I see life as Gold, after all.

But it hasn’t always been this way. Like most humans, I go through seasons …
and I am currently in one of my favorites. I am in the bardo—a Buddhist term
that means a liminal state between death and rebirth.

But it hasn’t always been this way. Like most humans, I go through seasons … and I am currently in one of my favorites. I am in the bardo—a Buddhist term that means a liminal state between death and rebirth.

Or, after what was and before what is to come. Most people would say the in-between
is the most uncomfortable time of life, and I somewhat agree. Yet for me it is also
the most beautiful, and the most fertile, creative, and unimaginable.

Or, after what was and before what is to come. Most people would say the in-between is the most uncomfortable time of life, and I somewhat agree. Yet for me it is also the most beautiful, and the most fertile, creative, and unimaginable.

I have dedicated my Self to being comfortable with the uncomfortable.

It’s been three and a half years since I stepped away from my thriving career,
letting go of my world as I knew it. I just had to. After 21 years of wearing the same hat,
I knew I needed a change.

It’s been two and a half years since I stepped away from my thriving career, letting go of my world as I knew it. I just had to. After 21 years of wearing the same hat, I knew I needed a change.

Can you feel me?

And so I listened to the whispers and I followed my heart. I sold my business, let go of my fancy car, gave up my home, put my stuff in storage, and said goodbye to my Bay Area community.

I embarked on an inner “underworld” journey and an outer worldly wander.

I declared myself on sabbatical, reduced my coaching hours, got off social media, traveled abroad, road-tripped the U.S., chilled out on Maui, did a vision fast in the desert, performed “death” ceremonies, deepened my relationship with the more-than-humans, worked closely with my Jungian therapist, sat in women’s circles, radically changed my diet, severed unfulfilling relationships … and if all of that wasn’t enough transformation, I also claimed my Hebrew name and started using Golda.

During all my unwinding, dismantling, and peeling away layers, I entered my cocoon—or, as Bill Plotkin (Animas Valley Institute) calls it, I entered Soul Canyon.

Unsurprisingly, I struggled. I felt lost, disoriented, alone, purposeless, anxious, and at times depressed. For me, not having meaningful work to focus on nor a home in a specific location (during a pandemic, no less!) was challenging. And yet, I found my way. Somehow, in surrendering to Life, trusting the Divine plan, and getting so intimate with Mystery,
I arrived exactly where I was meant to be.

Unsurprisingly, I struggled. I felt lost, disoriented, alone, purposeless, anxious, and at times depressed. For me, not having meaningful work to focus on nor a home in a specific location (during a pandemic, no less!) was challenging. And yet, I found my way. Somehow, in surrendering to Life, trusting the Divine plan, and getting so intimate with Mystery, I arrived exactly where I was meant to be.

Home in my Self.

A place where I know, trust, and love my Self.
A place where I have fulfilling relationships, a connection to land (Santa Fe / Tewa Territory), and meaningful work.
A place where I stand courageous, knowing my purpose
and ready to share it.
Doing my inner work truly unearthed my remarkable gifts.
And it can for you too.

A place where I know, trust, and love my Self.
A place where I have fulfilling relationships, a connection to the land (Santa Fe / Tewa Territory), and meaningful work.
A place where I stand courageous, knowing my purpose
and ready to share it.
Doing my inner work truly unearthed my remarkable gifts.
And it can for you too.

I am here.
To teach you.
To love your Self.

An Invitation

Will you join me?

Let’s drop in and get to your gold!

Dear one,
In this season of mine I offer you my lessons learned, my wild wisdom, and my masterful mentorship through 1:1 Wholeness Business Coaching, a group Self care course for going Beyond Bubble Baths, and a life-transforming Self marriage journey where you will, without a doubt, Love Thyself

Want to know more? Read on!

Things I’ve Accomplished

  • BS in Special Education from New York University and an MA in Learning Disabilities from Columbia University 
  • Founded Next Generation Yoga (NGY), the first kids yoga studio in the world in 1998 
  • Served 21 years as CEO and principal owner of NGY, growing it to an international multi-six-figure company 
  • Wrote a bestselling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Yoga with Kids 
  • Developed 95 hours of children’s yoga teacher trainings and scaled the business by onboarding 12 trainers to run them for NGY
  • Certified 3,000-plus kids yoga teachers across the globe
  • Taught nearly 1 million children and families
  • Starred in kids yoga videos with Grokker, Gaiam, and Comcast on Demand
  • Taught on the faculty of The Yoga School of Business and Kids Yoga Academy
  • Delivered the keynote speech at the National Kids Yoga Conference, 2016 
  • Founded The Biz of Kids Yoga, an online business coaching community in 2011 
  • Business-coached hundreds of entrepreneurs in 1:1, group, online, and in-person trainings

Stuff I’m Proud of

  • I am a Taurus—beauty, nature, sensuality, and reliability are my existence. 
  • I am Jewish and from New Jersey; New York City and California are also home to me.
  • I dropped out of social media in 2020 on the Winter Solstice.
  • I’ve never had a résumé and have only worked for my Self.
  • I’ve been featured in Time, the Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report, Child, New York Post, Newsday, The Today Show, EXTRA, Inside Edition, BBC, CBS’s The Early Show, ABC News, and more.
  • My friends call me “the Queen of Self care.”
  • A snake welcomed me to my new home in Santa Fe.

Things I Love

  • Words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch
  • Cell phone-free walks, daytime baths, sleeping on the Earth, luxuriating in bed 
  • Cooking for others with herbs from my garden and organic, local, sustainable foods
  • Ceremony, prayer, ritual
  • One-way tickets, travel abroad, domestic road trips
  • Freedom, expression, consent, sex positivity
  • The New Mexico sky

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