Healing is a journey and my journey began over twenty years ago.
My fascination with searching for meaningful answers has taken me
in many different directions and has offered me an abundance of opportunities.
these many experiences I have gathered a wealth of knowledge.
My entry into the world of yoga began in 1993 and continues as
a strong influence in my life today. While I also utilize other
of movement and expression as a mainstay in my health dynamics
yoga remains as a foundation
practice for me. I first began practicing yoga while suffering
from many debilitating injuries. These included back and knee pain.
a catalyst in moving through a period of personal crisis and depression.
Yoga offers so much more than just memorizing a pose or learning
how to be a gymnast. Yoga has the potential to create a youthful
body that dances with joy. Yoga teaches us how to be still and
focused. Yoga also
draws us into our breath as we learn to connect from deep within.
I began teaching yoga at Yoga Place in Mission Viejo in 1996.
I was also involved in teaching workshops and lectures at Yoga
Connecticut on several occasions. I have taught several retreats
world wide, include, Maui, Laguna Beach, Costa Rica, and Mexico.
I have been on staff with Bikram Yoga College of India since
1998, assisting during teacher trainings. I teach a number
of courses during these trainings, most notably, What is
Fascia, and Emotional
I have a passion for learning and teaching that exudes through
I am a graduate of Esalen Institute's massage therapy program.
I am a certified Massage Practitioner with additional training
in the following; Deep Tissue
Massage, Swedish massage, cranial sacral therapy, trigger point therapy,
reflexology, hot stone massage, Trager, Shiatsu, and Sports Massage.
I am also a certified Yoga Therapist with Integrative Yoga Therapy.
Here I combine numerous modalities including yoga postures, breathing
and Continuum training into the world of movement therapy.
I am also a bodyworker and Bodymind therapist, having studied
with the Bodymind Institute of Los Angeles. Blending the training
Reichian work, movement therapy, and emotional release, I help to facilitate
a client's journey back to wholeness.
I am the creator of a unique blend of bodywork called Intuitive
Connective Tissue Bodywork. It is through this type of hands-on
treatment that many
chronic conditions can be healed. This includes chronic back pain,
and stiff necks. There is also an energetic component to the work that
allows blockages of frozen energy to dissipate from the tissues of
the body. Through
Intuitive Connective Tissue Bodywork the stories that are held in the
body are encouraged to be free.
At present I am a Wellness Consultant, combining all of the preceding
elements together. Acting like a personal health coach I work
with individuals on their health issues. I might be involved in a one
on one session
with a client. This may include bodywork, movement therapy, or
breath work. I also work with groups in lectures, workshops, and retreats
addressing specific topics.
As a Wellness Consultant I find myself engaged in providing not
just guidance and skills to my clients, but hope as well. Without
hope we are lost. Providing this hope enables those suffering
with health issues
to continue to move down the road towards healing.
I blend a unique mixture of Western medical knowledge with a
deep love and understanding of the world of natural healing. I
to inform my clients as to their best choices and options that
would suit their
treatment. I believe that prevention is always better than treatment
and attempt to convey that message to those who I come in contact
While I often refer to traditional practices for grounding I
feel free to break rank and follow what feels natural. Often we
frozen in place by beliefs and practices "just because they are old and
traditional". I find the courage and insight to challenge and update
my beliefs, even though it may mean letting go of traditional thinking
and common practices.
I believe that nature is our strongest guide and if we allow
ourselves to honor all that nature teaches us we come back to our