Ursula_pic_cafeA Little Background
I was born in 1960 in Corpus Christi, Texas. I have been moving and creating my whole life. I began dancing at 5 years old and teaching dance at 16 years old. Then, I attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and eventually The San Francisco Art Institute where I received my Bachelors in Fine Arts. Many of my art pieces have been about movement, our connection to nature, inner wisdom and the infinite soul. I have loved photography, painting, collage, making alters, mandalas, playing music and making symbolic jewelry. I created artistic handmade jewelry, as a business, that was an expression of the sacred. However, after 10 years, I came to a deep understanding that I wanted my life to be about service to others rather than creating a product. This led me to social work.

I received my Masters in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA and have had a wealth of experience working with both individuals and groups in psychotherapy. My experience also includes leading groups in anger management class, substance abuse management, women’s support groups and men’s support groups. For Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) I trained with Jan Steele Watkins in 2012, 2015 and Dawson Church 2013 from EFT Universe. I also received my Coaching Certification with Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching (KMCC) in January 2015.

I have blended my skills to offer Spirit Joy Healing Arts for individuals on a healing path who want to add more light, love and peace in their life. I find that connecting to the heart, inner wisdom, creativity and spirit can be deeply inspiring and healing. I specialize in working with creative souls, parents of children with special needs, individuals who live with chronic health issues, as well as those on a spiritual journey to transform anxiety, pain and suffering into Love and Light. I offer individual sessions, group classes and workshops.

I have actively been practicing meditation since 1993 and
Hatha Yoga since 1995. I am a graduate of the Charlottesville Yoga School. I have specialty training in prenatal yoga with Leslie Lytle of Om Mama in Richmond, VA. I am also certified in the Sonia Sumar Method of Yoga for the Special Child.

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My family life is amazingly loving and demanding. My husband and I have two children. Our youngest is nearly symptom-free after having a developmental regression several years ago that was diagnosed as autism when she was 17 months old. Our son has Down syndrome, autism, hearing impairment, gastrointestinal issues, and an amazing soul which is timeless. Having these children has insisted that I become more grounded, continually present, and more genuine and courageous than I ever imagined I could be. I am completely thankful for their presence in my life.
I am a survivor and thriver from a TIA, Lyme and Co-infections, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue syndrome, yet just other teachers in my life that require my loving attention.

I have had amazing teachers along my path for psychology, coaching, dance, art, tai chi, yoga, meditation, and Buddhism. I am thankful to each teacher who has (or is) helping me be balanced, mindful, and intuitive on this wondrous journey.

The classes and services that I offer are the culmination of all the things I love, which makes me very happy to share them with you! Together we can explore, be guided by inner Wisdom, have fun and connect more deeply to Spirit and Joy!

Namaste, Sat Nam,
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Ursula