I began practicing bodywork in 2005 after taking my first craniosacral class through the Upledger Institute. I had been in a car accident in 2004 from which I experienced daily headaches. After one craniosacral session with a highly skilled practitioner, the trauma was unwound, and I never experienced another one of those headaches. As I walked out of door after that session, I realized that I would have to learn this.
I did my massage therapy basic training at the Green Mountain Institute for Integrative Bodywork. Here I learned a wide variety of modalities including Swedish Massage, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, Myofascial Release, Polarity Therapy, and Sports Massage. I also completed 200 hours of training in Craniosacral therapy through Bastyr University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology.
Besides being a bodyworker, I am also a farmer, cook, and teacher. For me, like massage, farming, cooking, and teaching are about connection and nourishment. Notable places that I have worked are the Virgin Island Sustainable Farm Institute, The Omega Institute, Stone Coop Farm, and Salt Water Farm. These days I document traditional food, farming, and medicine practices on my blog, The Hearth Project.