Born in Redwood City CA I grew up with an immense love of nature. Splashing in rivers and playing in the dirt inspired endless joy and wonder for me. I believe it was those experiences that sparked my love for body, mind, and spirit connection.
While exploring my passion for art in college I began to realize that while I was gaining technique in creative expression, I was lacking depth and connection in my physical and emotional life. I would spend long hours drawing and composing, often in my head, rarely heeding my body’s needs. From the food I ate to the exercise I practiced, the cigarettes I smoked, the insomnia I nurtured, I was shut off and disconnected.
I knew I was looking for change and just needed a little guidance. I took my first Tai Chi class and was introduced to slow, thoughtful movement, using breath as our guide. Learning how to ground into my legs and spine, I felt my body come alive. Inspired once more, I’d found a calling and purpose that felt true to the way I wanted to live. It was the beginning of my transition from cerebral dwelling to simply being present in my body. I left college and traveled up and down the west coast from Washington to California talking to and living with the homeless and mentally ill on the streets. I learned a great deal from their stories and my superficial experience of their world. It was painful, discouraging, and often extremely challenging. I felt myself and lack-there-of in an entirely new way, down to the bone, I was learning from this world.
More fortunate than those I met on the road I had a family to return to. I moved back home, got a job and found the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts. The school was everything I was looking for and provided a holistic approach to healing that went far beyond the classroom. The World School taught me many tools of body work such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, CranioSacral, Structural Foot Balancing, and Vibration Healing Massage Therapy. I have combined these techniques with my background in music and art to create personalized sessions that listen to each individuals’ body and mind to discover the root of their needs. With empathy, love, and compassion, I am happy to co-create an environment in which I may help facilitate the reconnection that people need, to their natural self.