Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher
OR license # 14510
I believe yoga and massage therapy improve lives through awareness and
balance. When we feel our best, we live at our optimum potential for
experiencing life to it's fullest.
I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. My original 1200 hour
program was completed at The Hawaiian Island School of Massage and
focused on medical treatment massage. I also have training in Thai
massage, prenatal massage, Hawaiian lomi lomi, reflexology, infant
massage, and yoga therapy.
I have been practicing yoga asana since 1997. At first yoga was a way for
me to recover from a back injury due to a car accident. At the time I was a
gymnast and I needed a way to maintain strength and flexibility during my
Yoga became an important tool for me as a young adult. I struggled with the
transitions of life and my own anxiety. Today, yoga remains a key part of my
lifestyle, helping me to maintain balance and awareness in both my body
and mind. Yoga plays a large role in my self care, which helps me in all
aspects of my day to day life.
I love to share my knowledge of asana (poses), pranayama (breath work),
and mindfulness. I often call yoga "self massage". Yoga is a tool which will
build body awareness as well as calm your nervous system and create a
general sense of balance in your entire being.
I have studied many styles of yoga including vinyasa, restorative yoga, and
yoga therapy. I have studied with Baron Baptiste, Joseph LePage and
Sarahjoy Marsh. In my teaching I integrate an active flow with alignment and
breath awareness, offering plenty of modifications, enabling each student to
find the power of subtlety in their practice.
My teaching and massage utilize an eclectic blend of my years of practice
and study. I approach yoga and bodywork with a holistic view, aiming to treat
the entire person to create balance and health. I look forward to being a part
of your journey towards optimal health and well-being.