I have been practicing Shiatsu Therapy since 2002 after graduating from the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies.
From 2003-2008 I was a Shiatsu clinic supervisor as well as a lead techniques instructor at the school. I completed the Swedish Integrative Massage training in 2004. Over the years I have taken many workshops and incorporate deep tissue techniques in every session. I am a member of the AMTA.
Prior to that I built a foundation in somatic awareness and energy through majoring in Dramatic Arts and Dance at Macalester College. Little did I realize at the time, that the training I received as an actor and dancer prepared me to be sensitive to the biosphere of my clients.
My whole life I have been a kinesthetic learner and can easily pick up and remember new techniques. I have strong visualization skills and can see the muscles, tendons and ligaments working in 3 dimensions as well as can see energy pulses when I work.
Mindfulness is a regular part of my life and practice. The goal is always to try to live in the present and be here now. In addition to being adept with my hands, I try to be a good listener and create a safe, ethical space for relaxation and letting go.
I live in Minneapolis with husband John, daughters Sylvia and Willa, Lola the cat, and Peanut and Basil the guinea pigs. Hobbies include throwing parties, reading literature, cribbage, current events, and getting outside. Recently, I joined the YWCA and love lifting weights!
I am longtime supporter of LGBTQ rights and consider myself a strong Ally.