Bad Ash Adventures

Choosing Your Path

Choosing Your Path

Yoga has been a part of my life before I knew what yoga actually was.  And I’m not talking about being able to bend and twist your body into contortionist postures… I’m referring to a way of being.  Seeing the world with open eyes and an open heart, without holding judgment, and recognizing the connection that we all have to one another and to the earth.  As a young child I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher, but in what capacity I didn’t know.  Even when I went to my first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, I did not think that teaching yoga was my calling. I just wanted to know more about the spiritual aspects of the practice.  Within the first few days of my program I was inspired, intrigued, and motivated. I knew that I was embarking on the path that I was meant to be on. From that moment forward I knew that I could never know it all, that I would forever be the student on this journey that we call life, and to me that was thrilling.

Hosting the Lahaina Local Showcase presented by Down the Hatch

It's exciting to be spearheading and hosting this community event for Down the Hatch in Maui! The Lahaina Local Showcase will be featuring a fashion showcase for local businesses in the community, as well as offering opportunity for young professional to network in a fun and creative setting.  Food will be provided by Down the Hatch & I plan on being the hostess with the mostess. :) Thrilled to be a part of this group of inspiring people!  See all the details below.

Down the Hatch


Lahaina Local Showcase

Benefiting the Lahaina Art Association, Art Education Program

THURSDAY, APRIL 7th 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Better Together Photography

Goin Left

The Henna Gallery

Sea Shore Couture & Manakai Swimwear

Chloe Beach Boutique Beauty & Dry Bar

Cake Fanatics

Shoots Productions

Bad Ash Voice

6:30 – 7:30p – Cocktail & Networking Hour/Silent Auction

7:45p – Local Fashion Showcase Begins

8:45p – Silent Auction Ends

9:30p Doors Open to the Public

10:00p INDUSTRY NIGHT – Live DJ & Drink Specials

Guest List event $30 pre-sale at Down the Hatch only – $40 day of – includes entry, food, 2 drink tickets, and show. Please dress in professional attire for this networking event.
Mission: To bring together young professionals; helping build community, support community, and grow as a community.

Thanks to Aydon at Prison Street Designs for the DTH Flyer & Promotional Images.

Bad Ash Winter Plans

Plans change... it's inevitable. Nothing really works out the way you think... or expect... that's it's going too.  And in the last few years of my life, I have solely based my life around letting the opportunity take me wherever I can go.  Whether it be based on a desire to travel or for a job itself, I go there.  After a little over a month in Bali, I had the option of coming to Maui for a visit so I did, and now I'm staying for the Winter.  

Me in Lahaina a few years ago... had to get a sunset photo. :)

I used to live on Maui a few years ago, and I hadn't been back. So when I found out I couldn't stay in Bali, because of some issues with my visa, I thought why not get a few more weeks of surf in Maui before heading back to the mainland.  At least I could see friends and break-up my long trip back. 

Upon arrival, various job opportunities arose. And being the traveling fairy that I am, making money is appealing to keep the lifestyle going, so I decided to stay. My apologies to my students in Illinois who I told I would be back around the holidays.  My plans for Costa Rica at the end of January have been cancelled, and with a Winter job in Maui offered, I'm sure you can understand me staying. :) However, I will be in Illinois in April and May, and will be excited to announce classes as the dates get closer.

So what is it exactly that I will be doing you ask?  Of course, teaching yoga will be something that I'm pursuing, and have been excited to be subbing over the holidays for my college friend and yoga instructor Alison Ferrari.  Then the next gig is assisting Chef Lyndon Honda. What a cool experience! Lyndon is a bad ass chef, who hires professional servers to help assist him with his private dinners. Really cool. Now the main gig that's keeping me in Maui, helping out a hip new restaurant in Lahaina town called Down the Hatch - A Place To Eat Fish.  The guys are the same owners of Breakwall Shave Ice Co., which I worked for when I lived on island before. They are young, ambitious, have an amazing vision, and I believe in it.  Plus, they're my friends and timing is everything.  I showed up right in time to help them with some marketing and promotions for their new spot.  I'm thrilled to have been asked and given the opportunity for such a brief time.  Oh... I almost forgot... I'm also helping out as a prep cook at DTH. I've always wanted to work in a kitchen, and here's my opportunity to learn, with some peeps who will be patient with me. 

This is the plan as of today... you never know what tomorrow could bring. I plan to be my very best in every moment, allowing doors to stay open so maybe I can walk through them.  I'm excited for the next few months in beautiful Hawaii, and sharing with you as I go. Aloha!

A great shot from Rodrigo Moraes Photography for the DTH photo shoot I assisted with, featuring our lovely models & real life spectacular bartenders Megan & Joe.