MACert BA RCST BCST VCSW CPSI PLC ABD Being in a Manual Therapy practice for 35 years, I've consistently observed that the path to healing arises from a deep listening & from attaining balance & flow between the physical, emotional & spiritual aspects of our being.
My interest in Holistic Health Care began when I put myself through University & Graduate school working as a Massage Therapist. At that same time, from an inspired vision, I designed, developed, & taught a program on Therapeutic Touch for the elderly at the Desert Institute for the Healing Arts in Tucson Arizona.
I hold MA-Certification in Gerontology, BA in French Literature & Dance, & BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Pre-Med, Life Sciences & Humanities.
Upon completing my Academic Studies, I became curious about Holistic Health. I've been engaged in the healing journey this inspired, in vocation & avocation, ever since.
My skills as a Somatic & Manual Practitioner are technically and intuitively informed. I've had extensive clinical training, which dovetails beautifully with my studies of eastern and western spiritual & psychological traditions, and my long term apprenticeships with Mexican-American, Peruvian & Hawaiian healers.
I've been an instructor at the Desert Institute for the Healing Arts, a visiting instructor at Bastyr Naturopathic Medical University, & a continuing education instructor at Memorial Hospital.
Presently my full time Manual Therapy practice includes Coaching & Medical Qigong to empower clients to become actively engaged with their healing process.
I'm an artist, trained in dance, fine art photography, mixed media, & design. My home is my current palette, where I love creating peaceful, healing, & beautiful spaces for all who enter to enjoy.
Compassion & curiosity, coupled with a deep connection to spirit, deeply informs my healing work.
I love getting up for work every day & assisting clients on the path towards healing & the quest to live healthy, happy & meaningful lives.