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Private healing sessions:
Sessions are tailored to your needs and goals. I specialize in alleviating chronic pain, injuries, headaches, fear, and anxiety. My work helps illuminate the connection between physical sensation and emotion, as a powerful method for increasing wellbeing, and inviting relaxation and joy.
Sessions employ a variety of modalities. These can include:
Meditation and breathwork
Strength and stretching
Partner and Family Yoga & AcroYoga
A particular specialty is speeding the recovery from broken bones -- this subtle work is amazingly powerful! Whether you want to shave months off your recovery by getting a session right away (in the first week) or you need to finally work out that nagging pain that won't quite resolve after months, my method has been proven time and again.
We begin by discussing your goals and well-being. Then you are invited to lie on a soft mat on the floor, comfortably clothed, to relax. I tailor a blend of bodywork techniques in unique response to your goals, your physical body, and your energetic body. These techniques can include palming, rocking, harmonics, gentle joint mobilization and stretches, meridian work, and myofascial release. Afterwards, I will reflect to you what I found in your body, and may recommend physical, lifestyle, and/or nutritional supports for your continued healing and wellbeing.
Private ACROYOGA instruction:
Curious about AcroYoga, but don't want to jump into a group class or jam setting? Or do you want to get refinements catered to exactly support your practice? Want to conquer a particular skill that has eluded you?
A private session is a wonderful way to learn, play, connect, focus, and get a great workout. Sessions most often are with a pair, but one-on-one sessions, trios, or two pairs are all wonderful ways to play and train.
AcroYoga with parents and children is a magical way to explore a whole new world of playfulness, intimacy, communication, and teamwork! The glow and delight that families attain through this practice is unparalleled.
This has become a particular passion of mine, since becoming a mama in February 2016. (Follow me on Instagram @acro.mama) I've been teaching children (gymnastics and mathematics, especially) since I was only 12 years old! In 2017 I was delighted to be asked to guest teach at the AcroYoga Family Teacher Training with the Yoga and Mindfulness Institute, and to film AcroYoga Family classes for Yoga Anytime. Sharing AcroYoga with families is a blissful homecoming for me. I will be delighted to facilitate connected play with you and your loved ones.
This is my own invention! In this new frontier of bodywork, I work on two receivers at once, you and your loved one (snuggle buddy, sibling, parent, child, romantic partner, acrobatic partner…), using your bodies to passively and mutually massage one another. Your loved one’s relaxation feeds your own, as together you enter a mutual rhythm of profoundly connected healing.
I offer the following:
Thai massage (solo or for couples/friends)
Twinsie Thai™ massage
AcroYoga (Acrobatic and/or Therapeutic Flight and partner stretching & exercise)
Family AcroYoga (from infancy on up!)
House calls are available depending on location -- please ask! It’s wonderful to receive and be able to stay relaxed in your own home.
I also have an office in Venice. Please call or text 773.817.0518 or email me for details.
In addition to carefully cultivated intuition and a life-long fascination with bodies, health, and emotion, I have sought out a number of educational and work experiences that give structure and greater strength to my talents. Here are a few of the more relevant highlights:
2004 Graduate of Chicago School of Massage Therapy 760 hour program (now Cortiva)
2010 Graduate of the Thai Massage Circus (advanced Thai massage training in Laos)
2008 Level 1 and 2014 Level 2 AcroYoga Teacher Certifications from AcroYoga.org
Ongoing apprenticeship in Chinese Medicine with Sarah Vosen, L.Ac (since 2010)
25 years professional experience teaching and tutoring, including 8 years coaching gymnastics (students ages 4-72), 11 years teaching AcroYoga and yoga, 15 years tutoring a wide range of subjects (math, physics, history, writing, drama), and working as a T.A. at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development, and at the College of the University of Chicago.