My inquiry into health and movement began in 1977, when I traveled to Srinagar, India to study yoga. After graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy/Psychology from Yale University in 1984, I delved into people’s stories as told through film. This evolved into an interest in structure and patterns inherent in how people live in and relate to their body and how that dynamic can offer a more meaningful and responsive experience of life.
In 2002, I received a masters degree in acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. I am trained in a variety of acupuncture styles and Chinese herbal medicine and have also received a certificate for advanced study in Xiamen & Nan Chang, China.
A licensed massage practitioner since 1995, I employ various hands on techniques including craniosacral therapy, tui na, and massage. I am certified in craniosacral techniques through The Milne Institute and enjoy working with both the structural and subtle aspects of the body. I have taught Chinese medicine theory at Ashmead College and also hosted craniosacral study groups in the Seattle area.
An avid traveler, I have studied with healers from many traditions and cultures including Nepal, Tibet, West Africa and Peru. My work remains deeply influenced by my teachers, Harrison Moretz of the Taoist Studies Institute, Susan Harper of ContinuumMontage, Marti Spiegelman of Shaman’s Light and Hubert Godard.
Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, 2002
7 year training with Marti Spiegelman
Shaman’s Light, 1999- 2004
Certification in Craniosacral work
The Milne Institute, 2001
Certification in Massage Therapy
Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, 1995
Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy/ Psychology
Yale University, 1984