But it wasn't all bad—both of my parents are entrepreneurs who help people in the healing science and arts. My Japanese Buddhist father taught me powerful body and soul alignment practices from his entire life's study of multiple modalities across the world. My Jewish American mother is the Vice Chair of the Faculty of Professional Studies and the Academic Director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Columbia University in New York City.
So I grew up with spirituality, body health and mind development.
I learned bodywork and went on to earn my master's degree in Social-Organizational Psychology at Columbia University. Graduate school wasn't just about scientific journals and research—I was newly in love and stumbled upon polyamory. I started experimenting with psychedelics, sex parties and art festivals like PEX and burning man. It was quite the transformational arch and when I thought "this is it, this is truly what life is all about" in my hedonistic endeavors my relationship imploded.
No matter how well things may be going, there's nothing like a massive breakup that will stop you dead in your tracks.
Eventually in my healing journey and finding new love, I got this nagging feeling that something was missing and just not quite hitting my heart's bulls eye. In this realization Universal Intelligence worked her magic and I felt "pulled" from the center of my chest to explore sacred sexuality.