My happiest moments as a child were making clay snakes and rhythmically bobbing around the kitchen, beating pots with spoons. It’s no surprise that my career involves dancing and working with my hands. I grew up in Seattle. After college in NY, I returned to the Northwest and trained as a massage therapist before a final re-location to the East.
I lived in DC for 7 yrs where I had a vibrant massage practice located at Georgetown Law School. The rest of my work hours were spent hustling around the city, teaching yoga at federal agencies & museums as well as trips to the Supreme Court building to teach Justice O’Connor and her friends for their weekly dance/fitness class.
The Blue Ridge Mountains reminded me of home and nature beckoned me closer to it. I now live in Charlottesville, close to the woods with my husband and kitty, Karma.
As a massage therapist, I spent parts of my career in the spa industry. Most recently, I enjoyed 7 years at the spa at ACAC. I enjoy continuing education courses such as Reflexology, Acupressure and in 2015 I completed certification with Zero Balancing Health Association.
Since early adulthood I have dedicated a few hrs/week spending time with children age 1-5. I am nourished by kids’ playfulness and my own need to nurture and attune to other humans. Recently, I was an Artist in Residence for Albemarle public schools where I helped k-6 kids understand math via dance.
I am participating in a 5-yr program with Pathwork School at 7Oaks retreat center where I study and apply concepts that assist spiritual development and personal growth. I am fascinated by psychological theory about ‘healthy attachment’ as well as nervous system re-wiring. I am especially interested in the teachings of: Tara Brach, Pathwork Lectures, and my local mentor and helper, Wendy Hubbard.