The importance of consuming water

Why do you always tell me to drink water?

     I perform sound healing. One of the big components of any sound healing performance is reminding my guests to consume H2O.

It is essential, I say after performing a sound healing class. Just for this evening, drink so much water that when you see water you say I don’t want to even have another sip. 

     The water molecules and the sound work together to create a gentle massage. The more water you consume after the performance, the more likely it is for your body to release those water molecules that the sound has just danced with.

    According to a recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey, the human body is made up of more than 60% water. (1)  Water serves a number of essential functions to keep us all going:

  • A vital nutrient to the life of every cell, acts first as a building material.
  • It regulates our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration
  • The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream;
  • It assists in flushing waste mainly through urination
  • acts as a shock absorber for brain, spinal cord, and fetus
  • forms saliva
  • lubricates joints

A vital nutrient to the life of every cell, acts first as a building material.

Is this where we talk about human kind and how we survive in our mothers womb for the first ten months of our life? I am aware that almost every word in the preceding sentence could be argued. As I have no disrespect for how others feel, the fact is we were born in a woman’s body, secured in a womb, protected by liquid, made of water. When life begins is a different subject all together.

It regulates our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration

AHA! That’s the moment when we think back to our gym teacher. We sweat, we perspire, we let go of water. These water molecules released from our body cool us down. “Science”

The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream;

Another AHA! When getting rid of weight, it is important to hydrate. Getting from point A to point B we need a transport. Our transport is water.

It assists in flushing waste mainly through urination

Out goes the waste. Yep, urine is waste.

acts as a shock absorber for brain, spinal cord, and fetus

forms saliva

lubricates joints


Friends, drink water.  And if you happen to have any foods/fruits that are water rich eat those. It helps.









(1). Retrieved November 28, 2018 19:29 PST

How it all Started (the short version)

In 2007 my father passed away. Six months later I had my first recorded grand mal seizure. I was rushed to the emergency room because my body wouldn’t stop seizing. During the MRI the doctors discovered three brain tumors. March 2008, I had my first brain surgery cut from ear to ear. Only two of the three tumors were removed the third left on my optic nerve. After surgery everything was different. My senses came alive. I could feel the air, I could see the connections between people, and inanimate objects. I saw everything was atomic in some form. My state of awareness shifted. The MBA grad soon to start law school student was looking at the world differently, and it was weird! Colors were more vibrant, my taste buds changed, my hearing evolved, it was just out of this world.
     I quickly returned to my roots, the young girl reading and connecting with the earth. The young girl who collected crystals and burned incense. I began studying again and soon obtained a certification in hatha yoga. I became a certified crystal bowl practitioner, and received partial training in light meditation. I started working with sounds and felt huge shifts in interactions with my surroundings.
     There was a moment after the end to a marriage, law school, and a business venture no longer suited the highest good for my time that I needed someone, anyone, to lead me in a yoga class. I asked my friends and everyone was super open and willing for me to come to one of their classes. They were all donation based. I had a choice, $5 for getting to a yoga class which I would have to bring/find a yoga mat, dress in appropriate attire, drive to the studio, or I could take that $5 and walk to the corner store and buy a chocolate bar and some chips and guacamole. I chose the later. At this moment I realized the need that all people, in any circumstance, should be given the opportunity to attend a yoga class for free. That maybe us, as a society could lift each others vibration for a higher good by donating for an hour of relaxation. This yoga that is taught is probably the easiest and yet the most complicated poses that one will ever encounter.
     I started Universal Sound and Blissed Yoga with that in mind. My intention is making this type of healing experience available to all communities. Those from diverse communities, underserved populations, and newcomers to the practice. Yoga is more than testing the limits of physical boundaries, it is expanding the image of one’s heart.
     Studios nationwide have teamed up with my nonprofit to offer classes. Just look for the USABY logo, and you’ll know the class is open for all. I have received donations of product from sponsors so those who forget to bring their yoga mat have one available for use. To expand the availability of volunteers, USABY provides Frequency Yoga™ training, including the certification of new instructors through the yoga school TSOSAH. My goal is to inspire and encourage learners and teachers of healing sound and movement. I work to make this type of healing experience accessible to all. Hear more from me on this podcast taken for the 2018 San Diego Yoga Festival:…/10/universal-sound-and-blissed-yoga/

Frequency Yoga®

What is Frequency Yoga ®

Frequency Yoga® is a unique system that rejuvenates the body, enlivens the mind, and heightens one’s vibration utilizing Restorative Yoga and Sound Techniques.  Two minds came together and conceptualized the need to bring both sound techniques and restorative yoga together. These two minds knew there was something special happening on this planet and there was a need to share Frequency Yoga® . The concept derives from combining the tools of restorative yoga and ancient sound techniques into one perfect program. This program is registered with Yoga Alliance.

​Frequency Yoga®combines the beauty of restoration, the simplicity of receiving, and the joy of relaxing with the natural sounds of instrumental tools used by masters to provide rejuvenation to the body.

Opening your body into the restoring poses brings oxygen into areas which may be tight. The oxygen provides a sense of relaxation. The sounds from sacred musical instruments plays to the areas of your body, allowing the body to release. Once the body releases you can receive as you lay in savasana pose and rest. There is no thinking, there is no questing, this is just a matter of being.

The 200 hour teacher training program offers a deeper awareness into the vibratory sound of creation and all of life.

Each student has the opportunity to embark on their own personal sacred yoga journey, experiencing a powerful vibrational tune up for body, mind and soul.

Strengthening your connection on all levels and deepening self-awareness through Sound and Frequency is fun and accessible to all.

We nurture our student’s abilities to tune into the subtleties of sound and teach them how their energetic vibration can be positively activated and enhanced.

We focus on the 7 major energy centers in the body. Using restorative asana practices and specific sound techniques that concentrate on nurturing the tissues to open the body’s electrical system, central nervous system (CNS) and other energetic anatomy, we create a sacred space for rebalancing, greater alignment, and harmony.

Students can experience profound transformation as we help them cultivate and deepen awareness to their own frequency, and how it can be nurtured and vitalized through vibrational care practices and a variety of sound tools.

Our techniques are safe, effective, easy to learn and a blessing to share. They can be used at any age or stage of life from prenatal to end of life care and in any setting from studios, to hospitals, homes and outdoor spaces. No prior experience is necessary, yet this teacher training can be an upgrade to any established teacher’s toolbox. Frequency Yoga® is a one of a kind opportunity you won’t want to miss!

Frequency Yoga®  instruction is available from our trained students across the nation. Look for the USABY symbol for FREE CLASSES!

Yoga to Me and some books to read while you’re at it :)

To me, yoga is about connection, harnessing , and yoking all the energetic forces we live with. Yoga is not confined to just the physical exercises and practices. The literal translation of yoga is to couple and join together. That is why I believe yoga is about developing a higher awareness to bring together all elements of our form. Yoga provides a unification of differences. Differences in opinion, religion, spirituality, lifestyles, and customs are all welcome. To me, yoga is about connecting EVERYTHING. By simplifying the definition I created an open atmosphere for merging beliefs. Listed below are links to different forms of philosophies. There are more philosophies written, but I have chosen some of my favorites that have stories to speak for all. I have attempted to remain open in choosing the texts. Email if you suggest additional works of art that you think should be listed here.


The books to read:

The 10 Commandments brought from Moses

The Torah the most sacred text written in Hebrew and translated

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

The Art of War written by Sun Tzu

Go Rin No Sho – The Book of Five Rings as well known as Miyamoto Musashi

The Prophet written by Kahlil Gibran

Siddartha written by Herman Hessee

Ishmael an Adventure of the Mind and Spirit a story by Daniel Quinn

Guide to Wilderness Survival by Tom Brown

Light and Sacred Sound Celebration

A Fundraiser for USABY.

Welcome to USABY!

Years ago, I needed a yoga class.

I knew I needed one because I had become a yoga teacher, but needed someone to instruct me. Everything was outside of my budget. My budget was FREE. I then vowed I would provide services to communities without any expectation of return. The only request is we as a community lift each other to a higher place in order to collectively raise our selves to peace.

The creation began. I am thankful for being given this opportunity to share and welcome you to my classes. Whenever you see the USABY symbol, know the class is completely free. All you have to do is show up and receive. Our community has donated for your benefit. All donations are done outside of the classroom. Some programs have selectively added us to their events page. The most up to date events are currently found on Facebook.

I thank my mother for her loving kindness. I thank my son for his participation, phenomenal heart, amazing soul, and absolute peace.  To G-d, I thank you! xoxo