B.A. Communication Studies, UC Santa Barbara
M.A. Media Production, Pepperdine University
In creating and honing the practice of FORM® for over 20 years, I witness how people grow in their experience of equanimity. I believe it is possible to re-frame one's life and begin to think in new and life-affirming ways. Research with both Sports Medicine and Psychology faculty shows that the FORM® programs increase empathy, cognitive function, and positive body image. Join our international community as a student or for teacher training.
As a health innovator, I work with medical professionals and their patients to create customized health programs. Certified with the American College of Sports Medicine, clients range from college students to athletes; and from those with illnesses such as Parkinson's disease to biohackers striving to boost brain performance and longevity.
When I'm not with our clients at the studio, I work as a film producer and business development advisor. Connecting a global network of businesses, NGOs, and families, I served as a development officer with MUSE School and Pepperdine University, and as Vice President in business development with Mellon Bank and Wells Fargo. As a trusted advisor to entertainment executives and talent, I produce major events with thought leaders including Sylvia Earle, Katherine Hayhoe, Paul Hawken, and Bill McKibben. In 2000 I created the world’s largest festival of youth-made movies that was presented at Paramount Studios. For over two decades I have helped individuals and non-profit organizations tell their stories through creating independent films, festivals and symposia. My projects are seen on HBO, PBS, Sundance, Slamdance and garner coverage in The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, KCRW, USA Today, and Variety.
B.A. East Asian Studies, Stanford University
M.A. Speech Communication, California State University Northridge
I am focused on being present and maintaining equanimity. These core principles, along with the third “leg” of always trying to improve the quality of my communication are the foundation of my professional and personal experience which includes being a small business owner, real estate development executive, realtor, college teacher, personal coach, parent, wife, friend and volunteer.
For the past 14 years I have owned and operated a small private high-intensity training studio; I discovered the Super Slow regimen almost 20 years ago as a means of getting and staying in shape after my second child was born, and found it was the most sustainable way to achieve and maintain fitness. Working out 20-minutes a week with a knowledgeable trainer has been effective and safe, and has allowed me to intermittently do other physical activities such as skiing, hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving and yoga without injury.
Over the past two decades I have become increasingly interested in the relationship between exercising the body, maintaining healthy brain function, and longevity. I believe that in today’s swiftly and unrelentingly constantly changing world that staying on top of one’s physical and mental health as well as being aware of and using the available means to do so, should be part of every person’s education. To that end, Kathryn Linehan and I offer consultation services to both individual clients and organizations. Our aim is to integrate our clients’ mental and physical well-being, the foundation of which being a simple, effective exercise protocol.