I'm a health-advocate, life-enthusiast, mother, body worker and a fellow being searching for meaning in this crazy world.
Working with the body has always been a passion for me. In a world where the mind is so revered and dominant, the body seems to take the back seat. But the body holds our biographies. All our experiences, habits and thought patterns are embedded in it, and I believe it has so much to teach us about ourselves if we learn how to listen. Illness and pain are not random things that just happen to us. They are symptoms of disharmonies in our life. Everything counts: what we do, what we think and feel, what we eat, our environment, our connections and lack thereof. Dis-ease is our body's attempt to communicate with us that something in our lives is not working. If we can view dis-ease as a teacher and a guide, we can embark on a path of self knowledge toward healing.
I received my BFA from NYU in 1999 from The Experimental Theater Wing at Tisch School of the Arts. Through physical theater, dance and voice my interest in body-mind connection was ignited. After realizing that my passion was not theater-centered but rather in self exploration and healing, I went on to study Shiatsu massage, graduating from The Ohashi Institute in 2002 and have been exploring the art of body work ever since.
In 2012 I received my certification from the Great River Craniosacral Institute in Nyack. I have explored modalities such as yoga, shamanic journying, aikido and six- sensory-training, always looking to enrich my practice and my offering. My work is a fruitful combination of these modalities, my meditation practice, intuition and my life search for this quieter place inside where we live more authentically and peacefully.
In healing work so much depends on the relationship between the giver and receiver. If the receiver feels safe, accepted and taken care of then they can trust that they can let go and relax into the treatment. The more they relax and allow, the deeper the session can go. Each person is treated as an individual and no two sessions are the same.
For me, the exchange that happens during a session is like a meditation. An opportunity for both giver and receiver to shed the layers of modern life and find the space inside that is more relaxed and receptive. The place where healing can begin.