I meet my clients unique needs with sensitive attention to detail and enthusiasm in my bodywork. My passion for functional movement, yoga, dance and the simple healing powers of breath awareness developed into a love of hands-on bodywork. I have been a certified and passionate yoga teacher for many years, and an unabashed dancer almost as long.
I began my massage training in Chiang Mai, Thailand studying the stretching and pressure-point work of Thai Massage. After returning state-side, I graduated from the National Holistic Institute College of Massage with over 900-hours in deep study of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Chi Nei Sung (belly massage), Myofascial Therapy, Tui Na, and Shiatsu. I meet all my clients with a mixture of modalities that best suits their needs.
I use breathwork in my sessions, supporting and encouraging a deeper breathing pattern. I believe watching and playing with how we breathe is an essential key to healing. I believe that the body is healing itself all the time, forgiving all the harm we knowingly and unknowingly endure. As a healer I can only allow that natural process to unfold, and help get us out of it's way.
Life is an ever-unfolding journey of learning. Learning about ourselves and learning how to love who we find. One of my favorite definitions of yoga- one of many- is the pursuit of truth, guided by kindness. Yoga is also the practice of mindful breath, connection, and awareness. The physical asana approach addresses how we face a challenge, physical and otherwise- and the art of smiling when you fall on your ass. Yoga is the process of making the unconscious, conscious. This process is challenging, and designed to give our over-stimulated minds something to work with. You’ll be encouraged to adapt your breath to these challenges, to even make sound. Stillness is just as important as flow; seated meditation is key to unlocking a movement practice, to wake up to our true motivations. We will practice the full range of postures, the fancy and familiar. I teach classes at Berkeley Ironworks Climbing Gym, Left Coast Power Yoga, and Flying Studios. Come join me.