I earned a degree in somatic psychotherapy from California Institute of Integral Studies and I am a licensed somatic psychotherapist. My graduate studies have given me the skills, tools and language to facilitate the healing process for other people in a holistic way.
I am a certified yoga nidra teacher through the Integrative Restoration Institute. I am also a graduate of the somatics and trauma course through Generative Somatics and a trained trauma therapist. Learn more about my personal journey.
My studies in Yoga have been a big influence on my work with clients. I have been a yoga practitioner and teacher for the past 30 years and taught in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for since 1998. I owned and operated one of San Francisco’s first and largest Mysore programs and I recently moved to Grass Valley California and opened Atha Yoga.
Besides my own personal process, my interest and curiosity for the therapeutic process began as a response to all of the emotions, mental states, and disorganized energies that were showing up in my yoga room. Because Yoga is a body centered practice it became obvious how we must work with all parts of ourselves in order to reach true healing. My somatic psychotherapy practice comes directly out of this experience.