My journey as a bodyworker began at East West College of the Healing Arts, in Portland, OR. There, I fell in love with the complex workings of the human musculoskeletal system, via several different schools of thought. Western medicine's deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial release therapies, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Asian Bodywork Modalities of Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Reiki intrigued me equally. I quickly realized that my job was going to be to integrate these modern and ancient systems of healing and wellness, for and with my clients
I received my advanced certificate in 2005, specializing in these modalities, and I continue to focus my studies in these areas. My practice, as well as my life, are deeply rooted and greatly influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine, the mingling between ancient and modern philosophies, and the balance that they bring.
In 2016 my journey into movement and fitness even further evolved and deepened my practice, as well as my life. I became a fitness instructor and delved quickly into how strength, movement, and community through movement was the missing element I had been seeking out in terms of healing imbalances within the holistic body. In 2021 I went on to receive my yoga teacher certification, and it was with this certification that my melding of east and west, ancient and modern continues on through movement.