PO Box 826
Corte Madera, CA 94976
Home Telephone: (415) 531-8972
Creating dynamic interpersonal activities in an environment conducive for personal growth, wellness, and excellence. An interactive opportunity to continue my dedication in helping others to achieve wellness through the integration of practice, knowledge and embodiment. Full commitment to advancing the healing arts and spiritual practice.
Over 12 years of devotion, practice and philosophy of Traditional, Hatha, Bhakti, Anusara, and Vinyasa Yoga. With a lifetime of experience in authentic movement and free-style dance, as well as athletic performance, I bring a dynamic blend of yoga, dance, and movement that allows full self-expression, release of limitations, and openness that is fun, playful, powerful, and healing as well as steeped with profound teachings and practical knowledge. Dedicated to advancing the healing arts, with 15 years of experience and excellence, I have extensive knowledge and understanding of structure, anatomy, energy flow, and alignment.
Yoga Teacher Training
1/04- present Intensives and Retreats w/ Shiva Rea
Studied extensively with the philosophy “Yoga as Conscious Evolution” with Shiva Rea, focused in Prana Flow, Vinyasa Flow, and Trance Dance. Emphasis has been learning classical and innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of flow drawn from Krishnamacharya’s teachings, Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, and Somatics. (~400 hours)
1/05- present Intensives and Bhakti Flow Teacher Training w/ Rusty Wells
Studied extensively with Rusty Wells over the last 8 years, completed his 100 hour training and philosophy of Bhakti Flow Yoga. Emphasis has been to learn and teach vinyasa flow sequencing, traditional yoga anatomy, philosophy, special needs such as injury or prenatal yoga, assisting techniques, devotional chanting, and pranayama techniques. (~1000 hours)
9/03-9/04 Anusara Teacher Training w/ Maritza
Studied for several years with Maritza, including completing this 100 hour training accurately called “Grace and Guts”, an advanced trainigg focused on the philosophy and practice of Anusara Yoga and Tantra. The physical practice of yoga will be greatly refined and masterly woven to pierce through the body/mind layers (koshas) and awaken all areas of our life and psyche. (~200 hours)
8/98-present Intensives and Training at Sivananda Ashram
Studied extensively with Sivananda Yoga Ashram, learning classical Hatha Yoga philosophy, meditation, chanting and pranayama skills. Emphasis on bringing physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through the rich teaching of classical, authentic, traditional Yoga and Vedanta. (~300 hours)
8/98-02/02 Yoga Practice and Training at The Mindful Body
Studied personally and extensively with Michael Cooper for over 4 years at The Mindful Body, where I assisted and learned traditional Hatha Yoga practice and pranayama skills. As my mentor and teacher, I developed a deep love and understanding of yoga as a life/spiritual practice, on and off the mat. Emphasis on self-acceptance, devotion, and joyful practice. (~500 hours)
3/08-present IQUIM Quantum BiofeedbackTraining Los Angelos CA.
Studied Quantum Biofeedback techniques for the EPFX to use electromagnetic frequency modulation to balance and align the energy systems of the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical bodies. Learned basic and intermediate techniques as well as advanced therapeutic applications. (150 hours).
6/01-8/05 Chi Nei Tsang Intensives, Levels I, II and Assistant Teaching Marin, CA.
Studied internal organ massage with emphasis on the digestive system, chi kung, and the emotional body. Learned basic and intermediate techniques, advanced therapeutic applications, and teacher training (350 hours).
1/01-8/05 Traditional Thai Medical Massage Marin, CA.
Studied privately with owner advanced Ancient Buddhist Temple Healing techniques of the southern style Thai massage (Wat Po), learning advanced therapeutic applications, energy healing, and teacher training (300 hours).
10/99-1/02 Athletic Training Clinic Berkeley, CA
Studied one-on-one with owner, learning advanced training techniques in Myofascial Release , Neuromuscular Therapy, Physical Therapy and Energy Healing for acute and chronic sports injuries, stress related traumas, and long term illnesses.
6/00-8/00 International Training Massage Chiang Mai, Thailand
Studied maximum level training offered in Nuad BoRarn ancient style Thai massage, learning basic and intermediate techniques, Sen-therapy, therapeutic applications, and teacher training (240hours).
9/95-12/97 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ GPA: 3.7/4.0
9/91-5/95 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Widener University, Chester, PA GPA: 3.9/4.0
5/92-8/94 Philadelphia Institute of the Healing Arts Philadelphia, PA
Studied Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue therapeutic massage techniques under certified instructor. Focused on understanding anatomical structure of muscles/joints and nervous system, physical manipulation, and energy flow.
Workstations and PCs: Sun and SGI, Macintosh and IBM compatible
Operating systems: Dos, Unix, X-Windows
PC software: Matlab, MathCad, Mathematica, Delta Graph, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Persuasion, Canvas
Programming languages: Basic, Fortran, C, C++, assembly
5/93-present Zen Healyng (private practice) San Francisco, CA
Offering personalized therapeutic healing techniques aimed to reduce stress, promote health and body awareness, and improve athletic performance. Specializing in lower back injury, stomach problems, structural harmony, balancing the mind-body-spirit, advanced facial stress release, and energy work.
2/03-2/08 Clear Center of Health Mill Valley, CA
Practicing Body Engineering and Energy Management healing techniques to relieve stress, increase structural integrity, and reduce chronic pain symptoms. Specializing in Ancient Thai healing, Chi Nei Tsang, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology, Chakra balancing and Energy work.
1/01-1/04 Tea Garden Springs Mill Valley, CA
Practicing Advanced body therapy massage techniques for healing purposes, to relieve stress and sports related injuries. Specializing in Ancient Thai healing, Chi Nei Tsang, Advanced Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology, Chakra balancing and Energy work.
6/98-1/02 The Mindful Body San Francisco, CA
Practicing therapeutic massage techniques for healing purposes, to relieve stress and sports related injuries. Specializing in Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology and Energy work.
10/99-1/02 Athletic Training Clinic Berkeley, CA
Learning advanced training techniques in Myofascial Release , Neuromuscular Therapy, Physical Therapy and Energy Healing for acute and chronic sports injuries, stress related traumas, and long term illnesses.
8/98-6/00 Novella Salon and Spa San Francisco, CA
Practicing therapeutic massage techniques for healing purposes, to relieve stress and sports related injuries. Specializing in Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Sports, Acupressure, Chinese Medicine, Reflexology, Pregnancy and Energy work. Voted “Best Massage Therapist in the Bay Area” by Nob Hill Gazette, The Best of ’99.
Training Manager and Sales Representative
6/87-5/94 JRM Marketing Collingdale, PA
Trained and supervised all employees in techniques for improving sales performance. Telemarketing for major local and regional newspapers. Consistently top sales person for the five years of employment. Leaded in responsibility for customer service relations and quality control.
Graduate Research Assistant
1/96-12/97 The University of Arizona, Department of Electrical Engineering Tucson, AZ
Determined microfabrication processing steps for discontinued bipolar transistors through computer modeling and experimental data. Obtained simulated bipolar devices with Virtual Wafer Fab tools.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
18/95-12/95 The University of Arizona, Department of Electrical Engineering T ucson, AZ
Teaching assistant for third year electronics laboratory course. Presented and reviewed fundamentals of electronics, Assisted students in laboratory procedures, and responsible for grading all material.
University Sponsored Tutor
1/94-5/95 Widener University, Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering Chester, PA
Tutored all levels of physics from the fundamentals through quantum mechanics. Tutored in basic electrical engineering courses such as statics, circuits, logic design, and electronics. 20 hours per week, with an average of 25 different students per semester. Consistently increased student performance and grades.
Undergraduate Research Fellowship
6/94-9/94 The University of Pennsylvania SUNFEST program, Department of Electrical Engineering Philadelphia, PA
Summer UNdergraduate FEllowship in Sensor Technologies. Studied MEMS processes and MUMPS technology in microfabrication laboratory. Fabricated and tested a “silicon lamp” for metabolism monitor project.
Interests include cycling/biking, ultimate frisbee, climbing, hiking, dancing, music, yoga, meditation, holistic healing and alternative medicine. Enjoy vegetarian cooking, traveling, learning about different cultures and languages. Committed to mental, physical and spiritual growth through these activities.
REFERENCES Academic, Professional, and Personal References Available Upon Request.
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