Massage Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Spiritual Director,
Undivided, Embodied, You.
PERHAPS ANNE LAMOTT SAID IT BEST:
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
My practice– in my office and in my Zoom room– is a place set apart for you to unplug & reconnect– to yourself, your story, your body, and the Big Love.
In my work with clients, I weave together care of body and spirit with a deep respect for the sacred wholeness of every person. I support clients seeking integration, rest, and renewal. I welcome you to come as you are.
Some people come with a need to have their spirits tended. I meet them with offerings of spiritual direction and dreamwork.
Some people come with a need for healing and attention to their bodies. I meet them with massage therapy, individualized yoga instruction (yoga therapy), herbal education, and Reiki.
Foundations to My Approach
A massage is a wonderful thing. It is not “just” a luxury item, it is so much more. Receiving touch affects you– mind, spirit and body.
Not every problem can be addressed in the self-help section of the bookstore. Sometimes we need companions along the way, who can bring Presence and questions that invite us deeper.
Self-care is more than a maintenance schedule to keep you functioning and highly productive. And, scheduling maintenance is important, too.
Not everything can be cured but a lot can be healed or helped.
Sometimes things are complicated. Other times things are just hard.
For too long in many Western traditions, the body has been split off from mind and spirit/soul. In reality, it’s not separate, and it’s not less than. Your body is an essential source of wisdom, and it’s your home.
I believe in the team approach. Assembling a team of allies to care for your mental health, spiritual wholeness, physical vitality is a big plus, along with having friends, community, and creative places to dwell or visit. I am on “Team You” for my clients.
Yoga is not a competitive practice, and every body enlivens postures and practices in different ways. Curiosity is the most important quality to bring to the yoga mat.
Plants have much to offer in terms of nourishment and wisdom. Humans can develop relationships with plants–as food, as remedies, as tonics, as teachers, and as allies. Herbalism is a lifestyle that contains many paths and practices. Embracing herbal approaches does not require rejecting allopathic medicine and pharmaceuticals. Remember, team approach for the win.
Dreams that come in sleep (and daydreams too) are symbolic and metaphorical stories in which the dreamer is the star! Working with dreams is a skill that many communities have let go of. Honoring a dream and the inherent wisdom of the dreamer through dreamwork unlocks many doors.
There are forces, inside and outside of us, that dismiss the importance of the body’s wisdom, the insights of the imagination, and the essential goodness of all of creation. I stand in opposition to those detractors. Your body is wise. Dreams bring insights. God Loves. We do not need to strive to earn gold stars. Life is a gift to unwrap every day.
FROM MY CLIENTS
Jennie's studio was very clean and welcoming. She sent a survey before we met to find out what areas in my body were of concern and after sitting and talking when I got there, asked what I liked and disliked in a massage. She made me feel comfortable from the beginning and her amazing skills took care of all the knots in my body. I am so glad I went to her and have made another appointment. Her hands are truly healing....