I’m here to bring light.
When I began this journey for myself, I knew that I wanted to live a life where I was making decisions from a place of my truth but I really didn’t know how to get there as I was in a lot of codependent relationships, I over-functioned (I did everything for everyone and everything except myself), & I was deep in shame about all of the things I deemed as failures in my life. I wanted to do the work I loved but didn’t really feel like I’d have access to it. I wanted a sacred union, not a relationship that lacked reciprocity, trust, intimacy, & connection. I wanted to love myself enough to make the choices that I was too afraid to say out loud. Through my shadow work, came my light.
I started on this path for myself, learning more about my purpose, and now I’m here to bring it to as many women as I can – helping them remember, as I did, how to free themselves. I always knew this was my purpose, but I really never knew beautifully it would come to fruition.
I used to work in the legal profession, I’m a military Veteran, & former fashion stylist.
I’ve worked in very linear and logical careers, as well as professions that are sometimes seen as ‘vain’, where you are taught to believe that your title, education, & how you look are major determining factors in who you are as a person. Where I was told the hours I put in were a determining factor on who I was as a person and my worth. Where I was taught through shame and intimidation. Where I believed I’d have to be perfect (which was of course unattainable) for my voice to be heard and considered. And I had a lot of success in these careers & they each served an important place in my life and journey, but I was allowing them to drain me and keep me small.
Everything that I’ve experienced has been extremely important to my journey & I believe this to be true for all of us. I share this because if you are in a place where this all seems very “woo woo” or “out there” but you’re still reading because it feels right in your body know that I’ve been there. You can take all parts of you on this journey. I speak your language & I am you.
The heart of my work is self-love.
As women, we often forget to see ourselves and our needs while we’re busy in the world trying to make a living, raise kids, keep a relationship functioning, help our mothers, sisters, friends, and the list goes on. There are so many tools that can help us and often we don’t know where to look, we don’t feel we have time for it, or we think that this is just the best that life can be. And I’m here to bring encouragement and offer an opportunity at something different. I am here to offer what I know with love & compassion while remaining honest and straight up. We’re all looking to live fuller, deeper, more passionate lives and many of us have no idea how to get there.
Truly, I just want to guide, teach, and offer a space where you feel safe coming to learn how to be your whole + true self in every environment, no matter the circumstances. Feeling comfortable asking for what you need. Receiving what you need. Going after what you want. And moving toward what you desire despite the fear.
A little bit more about me…
Music speaks to me and heals me in the most magical ways. Dancing makes me feel alive. Nourishing food brings me joy. I love cooking elaborate dishes from Chrissy Teigen or Ina Garten’s cook books or going to amazing restaurants and guessing the ingredients so I can recreate them at home. Sex & the City is a relaxation portal that brings me sheer happiness. I love staycations in unique hotels.
Holistic healing, for me, is an individual approach that takes in all the senses of the person. Spirituality looks different on everyone, so my approach for my life is what makes me feel good. Sometimes its shuffling through a few card decks, many times its praying, and other times I just sit in nature and let my thoughts come and go freely. And yes, sometimes it includes a big bowl of pasta (gluten free) and a glass of wine.
I’m here to encourage, to guide, to teach, and to be a voice and container for women like you (and me) who are ready to release the parts of us that are no longer serving us.
In my spare time, I’m with my husband, daughter, & two dogs at home, dancing with lovely friends at Qoya in DC, eating at delicious restaurants, writing, or listening to soul quenching music.
Yasmine is an intuitive energy healer, writer, speaker, and spiritual teacher born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. An Air Force Veteran and former Senior Member of a Federal Agency, Yasmine now focuses on writing for her blog and other blogs, such as The Huffington Post, publishing her books & poetry, and working with clients one on one & during retreats. Yasmine is also a speaker who promotes the importance of intersectional feminism, and also devotes time to working with young women and girls to teach them about self-worth, self-care, & self-love. Yasmine resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.