About Me

Embodiment Coach & Educator, and Movement & Expressive Dance Facilitator

On The Journey To Integration Since 2008

I’m a woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife, and a mother of two boys with personalities as different as day and night who are also two of my most influential teachers. I grew up in Jeddah, the western region of Saudi Arabia, moved to Dhahran, in 2002. I moved to Houston, TX, in 2007 then to Seoul, South Korea, and moved come back in 2013. I have experienced and learned from the east and west…literally!
My learning journey has taken me, so far, into Biochemistry, non-profit, stress management, Nia, health coaching, embodied facilitation, and leadership coaching.

I received different experiences and learning skills and for a while, I struggled with how to connect the dots and find my strength. Reflecting on my experience; parenting was where I found my greatest wins and worst failures, it is where all the training and self-development helped me the most.
In 2020 I launched my podcast Start The Conversation, combining the love of having meaningful conversations and raising awareness. It became something I really enjoy and got me to connect with amazing individuals.

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Things I love

Coffee and books! Can spend endless hours with those two Getting to know people and having meaningful conversations.

Causes I support

Organic farming and sustainable living. Social Responsibility and benefit cooperations. Parenting Support

Things I’d like to learn

Play the ukulele. Become a B Corp consultant. Dance salsa Design Lego

My Journey




My second child is born


Nia white belt

MS Non-profit management

Nia blue belt


Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching

Nia green belt


Leadership Embodiment L1

Nia Brown Belt


Radical Wholeness Coaching

Read 100 Books

Nia Black Belt


Embodied Facilitator Course

Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

Dancing Mindfulness

Embodied Yoga Principles


Embodiment Leadership L1

Smart Body Smart Mind

The Power of Embodied Transformation

Safe and Sound Protocol

Trauma Informed Care

Remote Safe and Sound Protocol

Interpersonal Neurobiology

Polyvagal Informed Practice

Nia 5Stage

Coaching for Self Leadership:    An Introduction to Internal Family Systems


Certificates And Recognitions