Josie and Rachel were first introduced at Life Lab, a beautiful wellness center and social house for women in Hermosa Beach, California. They share similar backgrounds, stories, and passions, each bringing their own unique perspectives to women's issues and mental/physical health. Josie and Rachel's friendship has blossomed into a shared passion for creating experiences and relationships to help women along their journeys of healing and growth, relating to body image and self esteem issues, recovery, relationship concerns, soul purpose, self love, and everything in between!



I'm happy and inspired to offer you the healing practices that have had such a profound impact on my own journey towards health and wholeness! My work as a yoga and meditation teacher, holistic health coach, transpersonal life coach and massage therapist is motivated by a genuine passion for personal, cultural and global transformation. My prayer and vision is that we all rise up and become the light and healing our world so dearly needs. 

I completed my initial 200 hour yoga teacher training at Center for Yoga and an additional 1,000 hour yoga teacher training at Naropa University.  I graduated from Naropa with a B.A. in Traditional Eastern Arts and from Sofia University with my M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology and a certification to practice Transpersonal Life Coaching.  I’m also a graduate of The Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing with a 550 hour Massage Therapy Certification and a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition with a certificate to practice Holistic Health Coaching. I’m the proud co-founder of Body Love Soul Purpose! Drawing on 17 years of experience, I currently practice and teach in Los Angeles as well as lead retreats worldwide.  

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As a psychotherapist (LMFT), I work with adolescents, adults and families. I have various focuses and trainings, with a heart-centered passion for working with teen girls and adult men & women. A huge piece of my heart is in eating disorder treatment and recovery, body-image and self-worth, women's issues and mindfulness/yoga training.

Outside of my clinical role, I spend my time raising awareness about mental health, eating disorders and holistic wellness for our minds, bodies and our environment. I have been practicing yoga regularly for about 3 years, and am currently completing my 200 Hour Yoga Mittra Vinyasa Certification Training at Yoga Loft Manhattan Beach. 

I lead various therapy groups, workshops and events in my community as well. See my classes + events page for current happenings! 

I am a contributing author and featured clinician on Recovery Warrior's ConnectED digital magazine, Angie Viet's Inspired Recovery blog, and have a profile on Psychology Today. I currently serve as President to the South Bay Eating Disorder Coalition (SBEDC) Board of Directors.

My Master’s Degree is in Psychology, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Bachelor's is in Psychology. I have over five years of experience working in the mental health and wellness field.

Currently I reside in Hermosa Beach, CA with my husband Sean and our puppy-son Murphy.