I am a licensed massage therapist, NARM Practitioner-in-training, and movement facilitator.
I am deeply interested in nature, somatics, relationship, and direct experience as paths to healing. I believe, from my own experience and current research, that practices of awareness in these areas bring about embodied transformation; they move us toward a a fuller sense of aliveness, greater capacity for connection (to ourselves, our loved ones, and all beings), and point us toward collective liberation.
I facilitate classes dedicated to fostering connection, curiosity, awareness, and joy through creative movement, sound, play, and consensual contact. Now and then I host a song circle in my neighborhood.
My studies took place at the Pacific Center for Awareness & Bodywork in Kauai with an inspiring group of teachers, including Kellie Berns, co-director of Ahimsa House, and Jessi Rado, founder of The Heart School.
In 2019 I began studying clinical social work at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research to deepen my ability to support people’s growth processes. My internship placement is in the women’s trauma unit of a residential substance abuse rehabilitation center. I am also completing certification in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), which will allow me to further support people who have experienced developmental/attachment trauma and C-PTSD.