Hi! I'm a certified massage therapist, herbalist, ayurvedic counselor, and reiki practitioner. Im currently studying Somatic Therapy.
About my story and how I became a healer.
I grew up in Oakland, California. I went through a family where my emotions were neglected as a child. I had much of what i needed to survive, but I had a dark shadow following me that took me years to release. I was also adopted at three days old.
I experienced eating disorders and self harm as a teen. I went through alcoholism and escaping behaviors due to my pain and confusion.
When I went to college, I had a division 1 volleyball scholarship, but i didn't know how to tend to myself, and i eventually had a breakdown and quit volleyball.
In college I experienced sexual abuse. And I have been through a very formative though abusive relationship; even though it caused hurt i became stronger. I am here to support folks who have felt neglected, abandoned, abused, or who are experiencing mental health crises or who currently struggle or have struggled with depression, anxiety, or trauma.
I have been in mental hospitals, diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder. And I currently still take medications. I have been through mental health treatment along with my many healing schools.
Overall, these tools have helped me: Wise-woman herbalism, Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy (Patanjali's yamas and niyamas) as well as extensive study of yoga asana. And a strong will to live and survive and maintain healing as a lifetime commitment.
Digging deep into my shadow and my core beliefs about life and spirituality, I developed an unshakable meditation practice that supports me daily. I have been in therapy for the past 15 years.
Because of all that I have made it through, I am able to hold space for more challenging situations, that rarely dismay me, and support people through healing even when its tough.
I'm here to provide tools and safe space for healing. In a session with me you can expect to sit down for about an hour for a consultation, and then do about an hour of Reiki or Massage. At the end of our session, i will provide a self-care plan and suggestions for nutrition, herbal support, and yoga.
I use astrology, tarot, and somatic work, as well as traditional Buddhist meditation, yoga, and breathwork in my practice with clients.
Your healing is up to you! I am here as a facilitator for bringing the shadow to the surface to be healed and to hold you in sacred support while you heal and become your best self.