Welcome! I am a published author, bilingual educator, therapist, and an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation. Formerly a special education classroom teacher for over a decade, my life took a dramatic turn when I dedicated myself to intense spiritual study in 2008, completing a one-year vow of silence during which I practiced daily yoga, meditation and introspection. My teacher and mentor, Baba Hari Dass, gave me the name “Parama” and counseled me, “Your prescribed duty is austerity, sacrifice and charity. . . . Be a student of God.” In my books and poetry, I share these unique experiences.
As a U.S.-Certified Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher (License #MT-15237), I have practiced and studied therapeutic bodywork modalities under the guidance of master teachers for over fifteen years. I am U.S. nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (#407540-00), offering a unique blend of Thai Yoga Massage, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Craniosacral, Reflexology, as well as other therapeutic modalities — all tailored to the individual needs of my clients. As a bilingual educator, I am an instructor of massage therapy and yoga for students in training.
I am the author of the eBook series The STAR Method, a multidimensional model of holistic education that emphasizes health, wellness, and the ability to adapt within a rapidly changing world. I am the author of the eBook series Life Readings: Know Your Mission, a collection of real-life stories to help people discover their unique life’s mission.
I currently offer ongoing classes, workshops and wellness retreats featuring the Parama Yoga Method, a unique system of yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditation based on ancient techniques.
As a Master of Arts in Education, I have taught in both public and private schools for over a decade as a specialist for children and adults with a variety of developmental and learning disabilities. Over ten years ago, I moved to southern Belize (a tiny country south of Mexico along the Caribbean Sea), purchased an acre of land in a rural setting, and founded The Farm School — a residential learning center that provides vocational training to youth and supports the health and wellness of the community.
Recently I moved to southern Mexico, where I am currently building a yoga and meditation retreat center while writing my first novel and teaching at a local university. I created this blog to share my experiences and inspire my students to live the life of their dreams.
I offer ongoing yoga classes, therapeutic massage, workshops and wellness retreats.
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