Having a passion for interacting and connecting with people, I have come to see the power of intention and the power of our thoughts as we plan and take action to fulfill on our life goals.
Although we have made tremendous strides in allopathic (Western) medicine in the past 250 years, there is a treasure trove of knowledge and wisdom available from ancient traditional medicine and alternative medical modalities for maintaining health and facilitating our body’s own natural ability to heal itself.
As a wellness practitioner I work with you to listen to your wellness challenges and intentions for your own well-being and together create a space customized for your individual session. If I’ve done my “job”, the session will unfold naturally and may initiate a systemic and dynamic shift that may release various types of restrictions and facilitate a free flow of the body’s systems.
At a certain point, after we have achieved a certain level of “personal mastery” in our lives, we have the luxury of turning our attention outward. What can I contribute? How can I help others? We want to leave a legacy, to somehow provide something to others that makes a difference and when it’s all said and done, be left with a feeling that it mattered that we existed.
After trying to work out how I could do that, I came to realize that we each have something unique to offer others; a gift as it were. And, the only thing we really need to do is to be clear about what that gift is and then share it with as many people as possible.
Growing up in Los Alamos, NM, I was groomed to be an academic professional and thus had a gift to share. I had crafted a career in Information Technology, creating and managing systems to collect, organize, analyze and report data for a variety of health care companies. After many years, I was getting further away from the people I was servicing and felt that I had completed my IT career. I decided that I wanted to make a radical shift in careers to feel closer to the impact I could have on others.
I’ve always been fascinated by the countless miracles that are occurring within our own bodies. Amazed at the complex and elegant series of systems that coordinate with exquisite perfection to maintain a vehicle with which we can experience this magnificent journey on this amazing planet. My Bioengineering studies at UCSD provided a solid foundation for the mechanics of how the body works. So when I began exploring new career possibilities, I realized that not only was I fascinated and intrigued by the miraculous inner-workings of the human body, I have always had a natural affinity for physical contact. Instinctively, I would reach out and hold a hand or touch an arm to be physically connected to my friends and family. Over time I have gained a good understanding of the importance of physical touch. Not just for infants and children, but for adults as well.
About 5 years ago I began exploring various wellness modalities and have completed training and certification as a yoga teacher, certified reflexologist, 3rd Level Reiki practitioner and training as a CranioSacral therapist. In this time I have had the great honor of working with dozens of clients to continue the evolving process of deepening my technique and intuition as a wellness practitioner.
My Qualifications – Education, Training and Certifications
Professional training and experience in the services I offer include but are not limited to the following:
- BS Bioengineering, UC San Diego – 1984
- Landmark Forum curriculum and leadership graduate, Los Angeles, CA – 1999-2009
- Kundalini Yoga Teacher Certification from 3HO Kundalini Yoga, Los Angeles, CA – 2011
- Reiki Level I, II and III Attunements from the Healing Source, Phoenix, AZ – 2012
- Hand/Ear/Foot Reflexologist Certification from the American Academy of Reflexologists, Los Angeles, CA – 2012
- CranioSacral Therapy certification from the Life Energy Institute, Los Angeles, CA – scheduled for fall 2016
- Current Member of the Reflexology Association of California
- Current Member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals