I have been practicing energy medicine and bodywork since 1985, but I can trace my attraction healing work back to age ten, when I began to practice yoga, and to age 16 when I began the practice of meditation. I graduated from Oberlin College in 1983 with a BA in Comparative Religious Philosophy.
After graduation I lived for three years in San Francisco studying chakra healing and energy balancing. From San Francisco I worked and studied at Heartwood Healing Arts Institute, in the mountains of Northern California. There I studied Asian Perspectives on Food as Medicine , Polarity Therapy, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, yoga, Gestalt Therapy, Holotropic Breath Work, Native American Healing Ceremonies, and Massage Therapy. While at Heartwood I meet several women from Lopez Island, came to visit, and in October of 1986 I moved to Lopez Island.
In Washington State I continued to study massage therapy and received my WA State Massage License 1988. In 1989, Aimee Nassoiy and I opened Lopez Massageworks. I continued my education with studies in: Paul St. John Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Integration, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, Qi Gong, meditation, and Reiki. I taught yoga on Lopez from 1986-2002.
I graduated from Middle Way Acupuncture Institute in 2009, with a WA State License in East Asian Medicine, adding acupuncture, Chinese nutritional healing, cupping, moxa, and tuning forks to my practice. In August of 2010 I joined office space in affiliation with Healing Energy Arts of Lopez (HEAL).
I am presently studying Chinese and Western Herbal Therapy.
After 27 years, I find I am still in love with Lopez, each day I continue to be dazzled by a moment of stunning beauty and elegance.
To find out more about my practice go to : http://www.lopezislandacupuncture.com