Our physical bodies are infinite. A deep dive into a single cell reveals remarkable complexity and intelligence, an ever changing landscape that responds, adapts, and returns to balance. Over 35 trillion cells stay in constant communication with each other to maintain a remarkable level of internal and external coherence. And at the end of the day, despite zillions of cellular changes, you are still recognizable as you! So what does this amazing envelope of existence need to stay healthy and go from being merely "disease-free" to being vibrantly well at all levels? This, in my humble experience, is a lifelong journey. Alas, there is no quick fix or single answer. There is no arriving at the top of “Mt. Health.” Full health is a process, a journey, a lifelong quest.
This is the quest that Body Wisdom aims to support.
On my path toward health I had to rediscover my body's wisdom. I had given my authority over to so many practitioners, I lost trust in my capacity to heal. The goal of my practice is to help clients regain trust in their own healing capacity.
My deepest interest is in the body as a spiritual journey. The body can be a harsh teacher, but for me it has always provided the path of greatest growth.
Curiosity led me to study hatha yoga and Ayurveda, which grew into years of formal study with master teachers at Mt Madonna Yoga Center and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where I was a Scholar in Residence. As fascinating and illuminating as these perennial and ancient wisdom practices were, it was BodyTalk that forever altered what I thought was possible in the realm of healing. BodyTalk is a mind-body medicine that heals at the level of consciousness and it is the centerpiece of my healing practice. I furthered my study of mind-body medicine in related disciplines: BodyIntuitive and Source Point, and continue to be a curious explorer of all things related to energy and consciousness.
With my degree in biology, psychology and philosophy, I worked for over 20 years in medical research –EEG and brain imaging research with Stanford University Psychiatry and genetic studies of autoimmune disease with UCSF Department of Medicine’s Division of Rheumatology. In parallel to my medical research career, I have maintained a thriving practice as a therapeutic movement specialist since 1997, using my background as a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor and Franklin Method® Movement Educator. I also enjoy teaching anatomy and physiology to aspiring professional dancers enrolled in the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program.