ATSI / BCSICM certified, member IASI (International Association of Structural Integrators); Oregon LMT # 17384
I love what I do. I’ve been a licensed massage therapist since May 2010, and in 2013 I was certified in Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI; formerly KMI). Receiving Structural Integration felt physically transformative to me, and I feel more at home and vibrant in my body as a result of work I have received. I hope to facilitate a similar experience for my clients. If you’re familiar with this work and curious about my teachers, I’ve studied with Lauren Christman, Richard Polishuk, Peter Schwind, Juan David Velez, Bruce Schonfeld, John DeMahy, Karin Wagner, Til Luchau, Alex Susbauer, and Kirsten Schumaker, and completed a week-long dissection course with Gil Hedley.
My current movement practices are jiu jitsu and judo. I started Brazilian jiu jitsu in the spring of 2019, and I’ve been on the mats as much as possible ever since. Previously, I practiced and taught yoga for twelve years. I began practicing yoga in 2007, and I taught vinyasa and restorative yoga weekly for the next six years. I completed two teacher trainings (Baptiste Power Vinyasa, 2007, and Yoga Union, 2012). From 2013-2019 I maintained a dedicated mysore ashtanga yoga practice, and often assisted my teacher Jason Stein.
I grew up in the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, spent a few years on the East Coast to complete a B.A. in Comparative Literature, and found my way to Oregon in 2007. When I’m not in the office or training jiu jitsu, I practice handstands, ski, dance, and read too many books at once.