Let's start at the beginning.
Like many artists and athletes, I encountered countless injuries throughout my life as a dancer. Because of this, I innately learned a multitude of healing modalities. When I started sharing techniques with my fellow dancers, I instantly saw the relief it brought to them, and I knew I wanted to follow this path of helping others. From assisting everyone backstage with my lifelong enthusiasm for hair and makeup, I was also massaging their knots and sore muscles. My two passions blended beautifully and it just came naturally to me.
Following these loves, I completed my Cosmetology license in 2003 and by 2008 I acquired my Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine and Modern Dance.
I traveled to Europe for four months and then moved to Philadelphia to pursue my dance career. I continued to teach all ages and ranges of dance and workout classes and shared alignment and strengthening techniques to help avoid and heal injuries. I was introduced to Yoga in 2007, became certified in 2013, and added Yoga postures (asanas) into my classes and incorporated the philosophy into my life.
I vlogged before vlogging was a "thing"
In 2010, I co-founded a three-month, mini-documentary series and traveled all over the US and Canada documenting eco-villages, businesses, and individuals who dedicated their lives to living consciously and environmentally.
my love for health and wellness
After learning from these incredible people all over the country, I cultivated a deeper understanding of what "holistic health" truly means and devoted myself solely to this field. For a few years, I helped two osteopathic doctors open and managed their practice in Philadelphia. The center consisted of doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, and yoga practitioners for a well-rounded healing atmosphere.
I've always been incredibly moved by the subtleties and intricacies of the Yoga practice and decided to travel to Southeast Asia for over a year and dive deeper into the culture. I studied Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India and became certified in different healing techniques such as Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and energetic healing, known as Reiki in Rishikesh, India.
Diving deeper into those "chill vibes"
We settled in San Diego, my fiancé's hometown (he's the one in the photo & video below!) in 2015, and I decided to complete my 1000HR Massage Therapy certification. I got inspired to start Just Lago – a collective of licensed professionals who offer and facilitate amazing beauty and wellness services because I felt there was a need to bring the "chill vibes" to every Wedding and event.
I am fully immersed in Just Lago, and I can't go a day without a little humor, puppy and fiancé snuggles, a vanilla latte, yoga, and of course, singing and playing my ukulele. I love surrounding myself with inspiring individuals and other lady bosses and frequent women entrepreneurial events and meet-ups throughout San Diego.
I am committed to helping you enhance your health and happiness by invoking and connecting to the goddess within yourself.
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