as we breathe
With the incredible support of the Divine, my best friend and soul mate, and a growing family of friends joining me on this quest to combine the love of cycling, nature, health, and advocacy for everyone on this planet, I share the simple story of Soha Kushitama.
as we breathe
I discovered the power of connecting to my breath in harmony with my spirit early in life. Running under the stars on hot summer Jersey
nights was my favorite growing up. Hours later, I would lay on my back with a silly grin, overwhelmed with pure joy and exhilaration from feeling the intensity of pushing my body and spirit past limits I didn’t know were possible. The moon and stars would always sparkle back at me, whispering dreams of joining their magnificent symphony of bright celestial lights. The clear message my heart heard on those magical indigo summer nights, with every deep breath I took, was to always listen to my healthy self and shoot for the stars!
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We each are bright stars in this life with unique gifts and talents. I have made many mistakes throughout my life, choosing to ignore this clear voice of pure love and infinite possibilities. Many of us fall into similar traps of wanting to gain approval from people who are lost and struggling along their own personal journeys. Society makes it very easy to shut down our hearts and lose connection with the Divine. However, overcoming my personal painful trials and tribulations, I am sharing a story of transformation that brings me to this present moment with you.
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When I was rock bottom in my life over twelve years ago, I prayed for my soul mate and truth. On October 10th, 2010 I met my African Angel who became my teacher, best friend, fellow adventurer, and forever student in all things connected to truth, health, and harmony. Many years of joy work, healing, and shedding painful patterns deeply rooted in generational self-hate, shame, trauma, and abuse; my prayers were answered, and my soul mate helped me climb multiple spiritual Mount Everests to incredible health.
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A consistent practice deeply rooted in ancient forms of Asian healing helped transform my trauma and I was reconnected to my true heart and healthy self. Soha (bright star) Kushitama (heavenly soul) was reawakened! Tears of joy begin to flow as I write this, because we are all meant to live in health and harmony with our true selves. None of us need to live in a self-induced prison of fear. I am living proof that it’s possible to break free of societal shackles engineered to keep us blocked and disconnected to our true healthy selves. It is my heart and joy to bring these life transformational ancient principles, that have been so vital in helping me to heal, to the world through mountain biking and advocacy work.
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The mountain carves our spirit. Playing in nature on two wheels is my moving mediation and an art form that continues to challenge and inspire me daily. A tidal wave of change is coming to mountain biking that reflects inclusion, unity, and health. By offering financial support you can be a part of this evolution in cycling. As an advocacy athlete, I will be racing at the National Elite Pro Circuit this year in the Cross Country Mountain Bike category (XCO). My short-term goals in 2022, are to win at the different national elite pro races, made possible with your financial support. Ultimately, I plan to qualify and win at the UCI World Cup at Snowshoe West Virginia in July.
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The long-term goal is to become a full-time professional advocacy athlete. Inspiring health, equity, and unity into the expansive world of cycling will ripple out to the world in profound ways inspiring much needed change. Winning gold in XCO at the next summer Olympics in France will provide a powerful testimony on how consistent practices in ancient traditions of health can support longevity, strength, endurance, and pure joy! Eventually I would love to create a Freedom to Fly Foundation to support others with health and cycling and pave the way to a Kushitama Race Team centered around health. Working with our communities to break down barriers and create educational programs that empower the health of one another and this planet starts with you.
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Let’s all be the bright stars that we are and become part of an everchanging constellation of love. Thank you for opening your hearts to the infinite possibilities of this vision and listening to your inner unique song of joy and play.
As we breathe, lets fly free, in unity!
See you on the mountain!
Advocacy Athlete, entrepreneur, co-founder of Perfect Pair 4 Balance and ongoing student of everything mountain biking, health, and diversity. Through evolutionary actions, I am committed to collaborating with a team of innovative thinkers and companies who are willing to integrate and offer effective outreach programs designed to elevate the health and balance of marginalized communities through the lifelong joy of mountain biking!
Training to qualify, compete, and win National UCI World Cups.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Cross Country Mountain Bike Racer
Creative Brand Developer
Event Coordinator and Fundraiser
Functional Medicine Health Practitioner & Educator
Sports Model, Spokes Model, Speaker, Brand Ambassador
XC, Enduro, Downhill Mountain Biker
Developer of Neuro Hydro Molecular Tissue Repair
CO FOUNDER OF PERFECT PAIR 4 BALANCE - October 2010-Present
Owners of functional medicine clinic in Colorado offering holistic modalities to improve the health and wellness of their clients. Creators of Neuro Hydro Molecular Tissue Repair, Meridian Activation Protocol, The Living Needle Certification Program, & 3 9 12 Martial Arts. Integrate meditation, movement, NHMTR, constitutional nutrition and herbology along with other powerful lifestyle changes to empower clients to heal at the root level.
CO-FOUNDER OF IMMUNITY BOOST CYCLING CLUB - March 2019-Present
Colorado based mountain bike club with plans to establish a nonprofit foundation focused on creative outreach programs for marginalized and multicultural communities utilizing advocacy in health, cycling, and diversity. Offer opportunities for this transformational growth and support to work together with local and national organizations aligned with this mission. Events, workshops, retreats, fundraisers, concerts, multimedia, and inclusion race teams are some of the initiatives that will continue to offer evolutionary change in the mountain bike community and beyond.
ADVOCACY ATHLETE & RACER
Won First Place Overall CAT 1 XC Fall Series (6 races) Texas Mountain Bike Association-2019
Won First Place CAT 1 XC Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival 2018 and 2019
Won First Place CAT 1 XC Falls Troy Tangle-2019
Won Second Place CAT 1 XC Piney Hills Classic-2019
Won First Place CAT 1 XC Shred de Roots-2019
Won 3rd Place Gortex Transrockies 6-day stage Race-2010
Won 7th place in age category Bolder Boulder-2009
Won 3rd Place Sprint Tri-Fall Frenzy-2001
National Collegiate Lacrosse Champion Division III-1999
All American State Soccer Player-1997
State and Regional Champion Basketball-1996, 1995
State Champion Soccer-1997
Athlete of the Year-1997
SPORTS & SPOKES MODEL FOR MAXIMUM TALENT AND SPORTS UNLIMITED MODEL AGENCY - May 2000 - March 2016
Print Model for Sports Authority, Pearl Izumi, Core Action Sports, Women’s Lacrosse
Magazine, Yellow Scene Magazine, Interweave Magazine, & 24-Hour Fitness.
Spokes model and Brand Ambassador at trade shows and events for Life Foods, Whole Foods, Kaiulani Spices, Positive Energy, NERD Energy Drinks, American Laser Center, American Heart and Renal Association.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, SAN ANTONIO TX - 2014-2016
Received military training in behavioral health to support military personnel with processing trauma, integrating holistic modalities to reduce chronic pain and degenerative conditions. Educated and led workshops to medical professionals on integration of functional medicine.
WORLD MEDICINE INSTITUTE, HONOLULU HI - 2012-2014
Doctorate in Oriental Medicine. Evolved medicine by creating a non-invasive modality called Neuro Hydro Molecular Tissue Repair which effectively cleans the cellular matrix, resets the nervous system, increases energy flow through meridians, blood, and lymph circulation which activates the body’s innate ability to heal and regenerate.
SOUTHWEST ACUPUNCTURE COLLEGE, SANTA FE NM - 2010-2012
Studied Chinese Meridian theory, herbology, qi gong, and clinical counseling.
MASSAGE THERAPY INSITUTE OF COLORADO - 2009-2010
Studied Neuro Muscular, Trigger Point therapy, Structural Analysis, Joint Range of Motion, Sports Massage, Myofascial and Craniosacral therapy.
THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, PENNINGTON NJ - 1997-2001
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education. Worked and studied in department creating and implementing innovative technologies to support children with disabilities improve communication and cognitive skills. Volunteered at Eden Institute of Autism and Special Olympics.
WEST WINDSOR PLAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, WEST WINDSOR NJ - 1994-1997
GPA 3.56 Honor student and Varsity 3 sport athlete all four years of school. Leader in multi-cultural club providing celebrations of diversity and equality.
Work with husband in developing creative multimedia outlets to
inspire and advocate for health, diversity, and cycling. Provide fundraiser events and outreach at local trailheads, mountain bike races, and festivals. Offer workshops, IBCC rides, health retreats, and skills clinics.
The wheels are in motion to create a podcast, you tube channel, books, specialty food brand and food truck dedicated to expanding our mission.
Innovator, Creator, Educator, Poet, Writer, Speaker and in our field of functional medicine. Inspiring transformational change within our beloved mountain bike community. Teach and motivate people to heal themselves is to aspire to live in harmony with one another and this
Co-Founder of Plant Peace Daily, Institute for Humane Education, Author and Activist for animals, people, and planet.