I am a frequency holder and frequency transformer who loves helping people rediscover safety in their bodies, move in to their Center, and root down so they can fly.
I am a hand holder, a light bearer, and a gardener of life. I sit with people in their dark and scary places and hold a container as they make their way through life's challenges. I bring insight where there is befuddlement.
I turn the compost of life and create a garden that is forever imperfect and cyclically tweaked…regularly refined with love and compassion. I paint and collage and write and dance. But truly, my favorite art is that which we call "life"; that hugely messy process of bringing in more beauty, love and truth.
Childhood was spent galloping around the backyard neighing with friends pretending we were horses, time alone drawing...mostly horses, taking care of others horses, and dreaming of some greater brighter future that may be before me. College did not take me to vet school or art school but instead, sent me wandering through a Bachelors degree in biology, followed by another in mechanical engineering. Both gave me opportunities to explore my fascination with movement in the human body. Threads were beginning to gather as I took on this thing called life. I spent many years walking the wilderness of unsatisfying work and relational transitions, feeling my way through the darkness, tossing poop onto the compost, turning it steadily and awaiting old stories to become nourishment for new life. In the meantime I gathered a few more tools including a Masters in Human Relations, and certifications in bodywork, qigong, and life coaching. This improved my ability to transform the compost and begin to spread a little fertilizer into my first efforts at a Garden.
I learned that a Garden is not just the beauty of the harvest but it is the movement through dreaming, tilling, seeding, weeding, tending, harvesting, allowing it to rest, and then cycling through it all over again. Today my soil is dark and rich and full of earthworms. It still needs tending but my own journey of re-membering has brought a greater capacity for beauty, nourishment, and growth.
I trained at Boulder College of Massage Therapy and am nationally certified by NCBTMB as a massage therapist and by the National Qigong Association as a Clinical Qigong Practitioner and Teacher. I continue to study with Damaris Jarboux as well as other teachers and bodywork professionals. And, most recently, after years of hearing my clients tell me, “I need to hear what you have to say,” I added Martha Beck’s Life Coach Training to my tool belt and have become a Certified Martha Beck Coach.