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MY STORY
I am on a constant path of exploring the mind, body and spirit.

Our five senses work in concert with one another; when one of our senses is out of commission, our other senses pick up the slack by becoming more attuned and capable. Our other senses essentially begin to lead.

 

I was born with congenital cataracts. Until recently, I could only see out of my right eye and around my cataract in that eye. Last year, I had surgery to remove the cataract.  While around me my world has changed dramatically with the ability to take in more of my surroundings through that one eye, I still primarily move through the world leading with my senses of hearing, smell, taste and touch. My keen sense of touch continues to augment my sight and helps me to more easily negotiate the world.

Similarly, my practice remains a steady experience of the body, mind, and heart.  I discern, connect and understand by "Seeing Through the Hands." I resonate deeply with bodywork; practicing massage allows me lead with the most sensitive tool I have; my body; my hands. I believe when we embrace our differences instead of trying to conform, we brighten the world. I am celebrating my difference by offering it to you in the form of bodywork.

Educational Background
DEGREE + CERTIFICATION
INSTITUTION
Associate's Degree in Occupational Studies, 2003
Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
Certification in Yoga Instruction for Adults 2005
Integral Yoga Institute
Certification in Yoga Instruction for Children, 2005
Karma Kids Yoga
Advanced Certification in Personal Training, 2007
Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
Graduate, 2009
IM School of Healing Arts
Certification in Positional Therapy: The Lee Albert Protocol, Levels 1-3, 2010
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Immersion and Ring Two Teacher Training Certification, 2010 - Ring Three, Teaching Mentorship Year
CircusYoga: Building relationships and community through playful practice
Meridian Yoga Teacher Training Certification, 2011
Boston with Daniel Orlansky
Certification in Thai Massage study and Teacher Training, 2013
International Training Massage School (ITM) Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thai Massage private and group study, 2013

Masters Ajarn Sinchai Sukparsert and Ajahn Pichet Boonthumme Chiang Mai, Thailand

Life Coach Certification, Master Life Coach Certification, Wellness Coach Certification, 2019

ExpertRating Certification

 
Continuing Education Completed at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
  • Perinatal Massage Therapy with Niara Healing Arts 

  • Phase Four for the Spine Course in Ortho-Bionomy with Morel Stackhouse 

  • Creating the Shoulder With George Russell, DC

  • Creating the Neck and Shoulder With George Russell, DC 

  • The Rotator Cuff with George Russell, DC 

  • Approaching the Iliospoas with George Russell, DC 

  • Helping Fertility Naturally with Reflexology with Vera Krijn 

  • Unraveling Rotations with George Russell, DC 

  • Assessing and Treating Nerve Pain in the Lower Back with George Russell, DC

  • Massage For Migraines with Anthony Guglielmo, LMT 

Additional Continuing Education in Massage
  • The Self Care Workshop with Carrie Taylor, LMT, at Taylor Techniques, NYC 

    Incorporating the 5 Elements in Your Massage with Nini Melvin, Teacher and Practitioner of Eastern Healing Arts (including Shiatsu, 5 Element Phases, Dance, and Qi Gong), Leverett Studio, MA

  • Reiki One with Carrie Keskinen, Reiki Master, LMT 

  • Reiki Two with Carrie Keskinen, Reiki Master, LMT 

  • Reiki Three/ Reiki Master with Carrie Keskinen, Reiki Master, LMT

  • The Foot and Ankle Bio-Mechanics, with Dr. Dennis Shavelson, Podiatrist, and George Russell, DC. Getting Better Bodywork

  • Myofascial Release with Nirvana Massage

  • Sports Massage with Nirvana  Massage 

  • Fibromyalgia with Nirvana Massage

  • Aromatherapy with Nirvana Massage 

ExpertRating
  • Life Coach Certification

  • Master Life Coach Certification

  • Welness Coach Certification

Advanced Training for Yoga with Christine Nalini Kuhnke at Integral Yoga Institute, NYC
  • Creating the Fire Tapas in Your Yoga Practice 

  • Purna Bhumi 

  • Twist and Shout with Joy 

  • Finding Freedom in Your Foundation 

  • Twists, Balancing and Inversions 

  • Blues-Busting Back Bend, Warm Your Heart, and Bring Out Your Tiger(ess) 

  • The Union of Bija Mantra and Shakti Dance with Manorama 

CircusYoga with Erin Malie O'Keefe and Kevin O'Keefe at Karma Kids Yoga, NYC.
  • Ring One Immersion

  • Ring Two Teacher Training 

  • Ring Three Mentorship Year

Meridian Yoga Teacher Training with Daniel Orlansky, Boston, MA
  • Mixed Level 

  • Intermediate/Advanced Level 

Anusara Yoga with John Friend
  • Opening the Energetic Pathways

  • Meridian Yoga Training II: Uncovering the Bliss Body 

  • Partner Yoga 

Positional Therapy: The Lee Albert Protocol with Lee Albert, Lenox, MA (Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health)
  • Level 1: Experiential Approach to Strain-Counterstrain & Muscle Energy 

  • Level 2: Strain-Counterstrain and Muscle Energy Technique

  • Level 3: Clinical Applications

Thai Massage: NYC
  • Thai Massage with Micheal W. Alicia, LMT, at MassageSpace NYC. 

  • Thai on the Table with Patrick Lee Ingrassia, LMT at the the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. 

Thai Massage: International Training Massage School (ITM) Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • LEVEL I: Foundation of Thai Massage 

  • LEVEL II: Intermediate Thai Massage 

  • LEVEL III: Advanced Sen - Energy Lines 

  • LEVEL IV: Advanced Therapeutics 

  • ​LEVEL V: Teacher Training 

  • Thai Foot Reflexology Massage 

  • Elbow and Knee Power Thai Massage

Thai Massage with Master Ajarn Sinchai Sukparsert, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • ​24 hours of private one-on-one study with Master Ajarn Sinchai Sukparsert

Thai Massage with Master Ajahn Pichet Boonthumme, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 105 hours of individualized class study with Master Ajahn Pichet Boonthumme