I came to the path of both bodywork and health coaching through my own experiential process of healing myself. I’m extremely grateful for all the health challenges I’ve had in my life, and have come to a place where I see them as some of the most powerful leverage points that have helped me to become more embodied, more educated, more resourced in taking responsibility for my own health, and ultimately more empowered in my life.
By far the greatest assault to my health and wellbeing came in the form of an emergency c-section operation at age 34. This event catapulted me into a 3 year experimental investigation into how to heal migraine without medications. It resulted in resolution of the primary symptoms I was trying to resolve, and the accidental resolution of many symptoms I had long since accepted I had to live with. Through this experience, I’ve been able to think outside the box on a number of health issues and develope a unique approach to wellbeing grounded firmly in an appreciation for the importance of nutrition, personal-responsibility, deep cleansing, cellular renewal, movement, community and spiritual centering to achieve health. This is all a reflection of Folk Medicine as a movement.
I went to the East-West College of the Healing Arts for massage therapy, followed by 2.5 years of biodynamic craniosacral therapy training with Micheal Shea through the International School of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and also with Todd Jackson. I studied hair tissue mineral analysis through the Malter Institute.