Over the last 17 years I have attended numerous conferences, trainings, workshops in human sexuality, intimacy coaching, Tantra and Reiki and guided meditations. Among my specialties are presentations on diversity awareness within the LGBT community, responsible Non-monogamy and other alternative lifestyles. I have become an Inter Faith Minister, Public Speaker, LGBT Educator, Reiki Practitioner, Tantric Healer, Spiritual Counselor and Consultant.
While attending a 2 year Interfaith seminary program I finally connected with my calling to really “be of service’ in a more formal and professional way and became an Inter Faith / Inter Spiritual Minister. Being raised in a household with parents of different faith backgrounds, it was a natural progression in my life to celebrate in the beauty of many religious traditions and spiritual paths.
My mission is to take a stand for people who normally don’t have a voice, through outreach, empowerment, and education. And continue to support minority groups, especially in the LGBT communities. Ministry can take on many forms, and it is my privilege to be of service to others to the best of my ability, and function as conduit for divine spirit energy here on earth.
2012-2014 Reiki 1st & 2nd Degree certificates from ‘Rooted Heart Reiki House’ in the tradition of Tibetan Reiki Ryoho with Master teacher Poonam Shrivastava.
2010-2012 I was ordained an Inter-Faith / Inter-Spiritual Minister through One Spirit Inter-Faith Seminary in NYC, where I attended an in depth 2 year course in aspects of spiritual counseling, and ministry.
2009- 2010 I served on the Community Advisory Board for The Callen-Lorde Health Center, to help improve medical services to their LGBQ transgendered clients. We established standards of care and hormone protocol which have been implemented by clinics worldwide.
2009 I was a speaker in the East coast, Daka, Dakini Sacred Sexual Healer Training conference 2009. My presentation was titled “Gender in the 21st century and beyond…”
2008 Attained Reiki level 1 certification through level 3 teacher Sue Yarns USUI & Karuna Reiki Center.
In 2007-2008+ I served on the board of the National Polyamory Leadership Team summit, which helps organize local and international chapters of the Polyamorous movement. I am also one of the founding, and still active members of Open Love NY www.openloveny.com, a NY based poly organization, which has a monthly educational/ discussion meetings, and social activities.
In 2007, I completed a series of workshops, with The LGBT Training Institute in NYC in Transgender-care, Trans-Families & relationships, and Gay men and crystal meth use. I have used these trainings as a Peer/Community Educator throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. A few of my presentations have been at Hesser College, Widener University, Caldwell College, Stonybrook University (with EMT Emergency Medical Services), and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
In 2006, I completed a comprehensive course in Tantra with Dr. Juliana Dalh through “Paradise at Harmony School.” and was certified as a Tantric Coach and Sexual Healer, to help individuals and couples improve their intimacy skills and communication.
Also in 2006, I attended a weekend conference on Transitions in Academia: Increasing Transgender Inclusiveness on Campus, at Stonybrook University.
For 8 years I served on the board of Polyamorous NYC from 2001 to 2008, as a speaker, board member and Membership Coordinator of a polyamory discussion group. I built and maintained their 1500+ membership contact list, while occasionally giving presentations on different aspects of Expanded Relationships (at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan, NYC).
In 1997, I completed the Speakers Bureau Training given by VIBS “The Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk” and gave presentations for them on the topics of domestic violence, date rape, elder abuse, child abuse, and sexual assault.