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Education

Bodywork Touch Training
My bodywork education began with Transformational Bodywork at Pacific School of Massage in Gualala, CA.  This approach uses bodywork as a method of accessing and processing emotional wounds held in the body.  I have extensively studied Asian bodywork (Shiatsu, Tua Na, Jin Shin) at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA, along with Jin Shin Jyutsu.  I received training in Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Foot Reflexology, Pre-Natal Massage, Cranialsacral therapy, and Visceral Manipulation through the San Francisco School of Massage, Kate Jordan Seminars, Milne Institute and Barral Institute respectively. I also trained through Advanced-Trainings for advanced knee issues, scoliosis, pelvis, lower back, disc issues, whiplash, headaches, and feet.  From Mckinnon Body Therapy Center, I studied Infant Massage and strategies for working with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I have also extensively studied the Morales Method of Structural Integration.
Other Education
I graduated from the University of Washington in 2001 with three Bachelor of Science degress in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, summa cum laude.  Additionally, I was a graduate student in 2003-2005 at UC Berkeley Molecular and Cell Biology PhD program.
Since 2007, I have been studying Intuitive Energy reading with Phyllis Pay.
I received 200-hr vinyasa yoga teacher training with Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013, NASM certified personal trainer in 2015, Life Coaching certification through Levin Life Coach Academy in 2022.  I’m currently in Somatic Experiencing and Compassionate Inquiry training programs.
I also has extensive volunteer experience.  Through Shanti, I served as a peer support volunteer, offering weekly practical and emotional support to an individual with breast cancer for 14 months.  I have also worked for the San Francisco’s Sheriff’s department offering massage to survivors of domestic violence.

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