NCBTMB Board Certified
Licensed by California Massage Therapy Council
Member, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


Certified Bodytalk Practitioner
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
• Certified Advanced Rolfer
with a focus on Core Integration (Integrating Viscera in Structural Work)
NeuroKinetic Therapy Practitioner
Colorado Cranial Institute
• Cranial Therapy Certification
Triad Yoga and Pilates
• Certified Yoga Instructor
Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
• Complete Decongestive Therapy Certification
International School of Shiatsu
• Shiatsu Practitioner
Level 1, 2 and 3 Foundation Program
Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy
• 659-hour Professional Program
• NASM-certified personal trainer

How I got here

I found Rolfing when I had lower back issues that limited my movement and left me in pain. I was in physical therapy for 3 months and not improving. A chiropractor I had been seeing referred me to a Rolfer when I found no relief from other forms of bodywork.

I had a microdiscectomy in college from a herniated disc which was causing sciatic pain. Apparently, the scar tissue from the surgery was causing restrictions in my connective tissue (which the Rolfer referred to as Fascia). I went through the ten series and as my body alignment was starting to restore, I felt lighter, more mobile and more upright in my body - and in life as well.

It was then I studied Rolfing with a special focus on Core Integration and how releasing strains in the visceral fascia can enhance the organization and function of the core, spine, pelvis and extremities.

When I was 40, I was in a car accident which left me with vision problems, constant pressure on the side of my head, and inability to use my arms without experiencing pain and weakness for 3 years. I was upper body dominant and, at that point, loved to parkour, rock climb, ski, practice yoga, and kayak but taking part in any of those activities made the symptoms worse.

Since lower body movements were ok, I learned how to salsa and argentine tango, and spent my time practicing tai chi. Like anyone else, I didn't want to complain about the daily discomforts and just dealt with it as best I could, trying many modalities of treatment. When the doctors, X-rays and MRIs showed that there was nothing wrong with me, I was in silent despair. My amazing colleagues in their respective fields helped maintain my ability to function, but it was temporary from one treatment to another. During this time, I had studied and explored different ways of approaching my own healing and it led me to Bodytalk.

I understand how not feeling at ease in our bodies can hold us back from activities we enjoy or how simply interacting with people and our environment can be overwhelming. Bodytalk has given me a way to bring together the modalities and tools I have learned in a systematic way to be able to connect the structural, emotional and conscious aspects of our bodies' own innate healing ability. The community is extremely supportive and each person has an amazing story of their introduction to Bodytalk.

I highly recommend scheduling a session of Bodytalk or Rolfing with a practitioner near you.

My goal is to help you restore fluidity in your body, find relief from pain patterns, feel length and lightness in your stride, gain more mobility and alignment, and help YOU move more effortlessly through life. it's worth your time!

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To find a Bodytalk practitioner, visit

What I've been learning about

Mind Body

Bodytalk Fundamentals Modules 1 and 2
Bodytalk 3: Principles of Consciousness
Bodytalk 6: Macrocosmic BodyMind


P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex) Foundation, Jose Palomar

Anatomy in Motion (AiM), Gary Ward

Gil Hedley Intensive 6-day Dissection

Upper Extremity, Ron Murray

Anterior Neck and Cranial Base, Ron Murray

Diaphragm, Ribs and Embryonic Midline, Ron Murray

Cervical and Shoulder Joint Restrictions, John DeMahy

Resolving Low Back Pain, John DeMahy

Wheeler Fascial Work - For Scars, Susan Wheeler

Wheeler Fascial Work - For Bones, Susan Wheeler

Fascial and Membrane Technique, Peter Schwind

Working with Children and Babies, Jim Asher

Biomechanics of Alignment, Liz Gaggini

Anatomy of Breath, Tom Myers

Myofascial Meridians Workshop, Tom Myers

Visceral and Nerve Manipulation

Visceral Vascular Manipulation: Upper and Lower Body

NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 1, 2 and 3 (NKT)

Neuro-Visceral Manipulation of the Thorax and Abdomen

Listening Techniques 1 & 2, Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax, Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis, Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 & 2, Barral Institute

Core Integration (Visceral Manipulation in Structural Work), Liz Gaggini

Neuromeningeal Manipulation, Barral Institute

Central and Peripheral Connections, Barral Institute

Brain and Cranial, Barral Institute



Craniosacral Therapy and the Immune Response, Upledger Institute

SomatoEmotional Release 1 & 2, Upledger Institute

CranioSacral Therapy 1 & 2, Upledger Institute

Cranial Sacral Therapy Certification, Jim Asher


TRX Suspension Training Course

Yoga Teacher Certification, Triad Yoga and Pilates

Rolf Movement: The Functional Rationale of the Recipe, Monica Caspari

Hand and Foot Instructor Training, The MELT Method

Circus as an Educational and Therapeutic Tool, Holistic Circus Therapy

Yoga Anatomy, Tom Myers

Yoga as Therapy, Doug Keller

Thai Yoga Bodywork, Michael Buck

Active Isolated Stretching, Aaron Mattes

Other Myofascial Courses

Orthopaedic Massage and Pain Management, James Waslaski

Strain-Counterstrain for the Spine, Jones Institute

Orthopaedic Massage: Injury Assessment and Treatment, Ben Benjamin

Myofascial Release 1, 2 and Unwinding, John Barnes

Touch For Health 1

Bodywork for the Childbearing Year ® Certification, Kate Jordan

Sports Massage, AMTA

Healing and Sports Stone Massage Certification, Carollanne Crichton


What I used to do

Product Management, Regional Banking

Business Analyst, Training and Development

Business Analyst, Debit Cards

Product Management, Stored Value and Prepaid Cards

Affiliate and Strategic Partnership Marketing

E-Business, Acquisitions and Channel Marketing

Client Server Developer, Marketing Services IS

Web Development and Design

International Industrial Event Marketing


My college days...

BS in Management Information Systems, concentration in Decision Support Systems
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Diploma in Computer Studies, NCC, ICL, Malaysia


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