Who can benefit from Rooted Bliss?

My mission is to help you:
→ Re-learn how to feel and connect to your body
→ Address physical symptoms naturally
→ Transform destructive and traumatic patterns

I support people using several different modalities, which are always suited to the individual. No two sessions are alike, because each client is different!

As a Yoga Therapist, Somatic integration specialist, and teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, I take a unique, integrated approach. I have trained in body-based transformational modalities for years, and continue to train with master lineage teachers.

I work with conditions including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Hypermobility
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Post-car-accident symptoms
  • Undiagnosed psychosomatic illnesses
  • Major and minor single-incident traumas
  • Grief and other chronic stresses that are affecting the body

Many of these conditions are best served by a team-based approach. I may help you enlist the care of other providers as needed, and coordinate with providers you are already working with. And if it is deemed you would be better served by a higher level of care or someone with different expertise, I can make appropriate referrals.

Trauma creates a profound lack of safety; so in Somatic Integration, we start by building and learning to access an internal sense of safety through:

  • Intentional dialogue
  • Gentle breath practices
  • Sensing and processing emotion through body-based awareness
  • Supported postures, gentle touch, and slow intentional movement
  • Depth states, yoga nidra, and the Safe and Sound music intervention
  • Working with attachment, ancestral patterns, and societal/cultural patterns

I can help you:

  • Reduce pain naturally
  • Learn how to connect with yourself, the present moment, other people, and life itself in a new way
  • Listen to and honor your own body from the inside out (very important for developing authenticity and appropriate boundaries)
  • Develop deeply nourishing self-care practices you can continue at home

Contact me with your questions or click here to schedule an appointment.

My Training

  • C-IAYT Yoga Therapist; Completed certification 2019, in private practice since 2016. Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists
    • 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training through Holistic Yoga School
    • 600-hr Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist certification
      • Levels I, II and III, 20 days
      • Supervised Practicum for 1-on-1 therapeutic sessions, 9mos
      • Yoga Philosophy, 5 days
      • Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Therapists, 6 days
    • Additional IAYT courses through Phoenix Rising:
      • Group Facilitator Training, 8wks
      • Chakras and the Subtle Body, 9wks
      • Introduction to Ayurveda, 13wks
      • Additional Mentoring for Yoga Teachers, 3mo. supervised practicum
      • Yoga for Arthritis with Steffany Moonaz PhD, 5 days
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, completed certificate 2019
    • 250+ hours including 12+ personal sessions and 18+ consultations
    • Faculty: Linda Stelte, Joshua Sylvae PhD, Raja Selvam PhD, Dave Berger and Lael Keen
    • Additional consultations completed with Peter Levine PhD, Twig Wheeler, Ana Do Valle
  • Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate PhD and Sat Dharam Kaur, 1 year, 2019-2020
  • Touch & Bodywork trainings:
    • Reiki Level I and II, 2 days, 2014
    • Seido Bio-Energy Therapeutics Level I, 5 days, 2013
    • Introduction to SourcePoint workshop, 2hrs, 2016
    • Roll Model Practitioner (RMP) Certification, 5 days, 2021
    • Reflex Integration for Trauma Recovery: MNRI Stress Resilience Introductory Program, 5 days, 2022

.Further Education

  • Additional Yoga studies:
    • 300-hour Nectar of Yoga: Illumination with Kaya Mindlin C-IAYT, (2021-)
      • Vāstu: Vedic Design, Architecture and Āsana
      • SRY Fundamentals Training
      • Healing Hypermobility Training
      • Nectar of Nidrā Training
      • Nectar of Time Membership – One+ Year
      • Supreme Subtle Body
      • Private Mentorship with Kaya
    • Ongoing weekly Jyotisha study with Penny Farrow (2022-)
    • Chakras Illuminated: The Original Function of the Chakra Systems of Tantrika Yoga, 4 weeks, 2021
    • Practicing In the Curve: Community Conversations with Molly Lannon Kenny (weekly) 2020-2021
    • Vedanta studies with Shāradā Devī (2024-)
  • Advanced Somatic Experiencing courses:
    • Yoga and Psyche with Marianna Caplan PhD, 3 days 2017
    • Advanced practitioner Integration with Kathy Kain PhD, Maggie Phillips PhD and Caryn Scotto D’Luzia, 2 days, 2016
      • The Neurophysiology of Early Trauma
      • Repairing Early Trauma by Working with Fragmentation
      • Neurobiology of Shame and Somatic Shame Resolution
  • Other courses:
    • Healing Cycles of Harm with Rosa Cabrera, Tony Olivier and Sage Hayes, 8 weeks, 2020
    • Animist Psychology with Daniel Foor (Ancestral Medicine), 8 weeks, 2020
    • Before we were white: Ancestral recovery for collective liberation (White Awake), 6 weeks, 2020
    • Certified Graphoanalyst through IGAS, 1 year, 2009
    • Safe and Sound Provider Certificate through Integrated Listening Systems, 3 hours, 2021
    • SEGAN The Sensory Mosaic of Healing: A Portal Into Transformation with Ana do Valle, 5 days, 2021

My Teachers in Yoga & the Vedic Tradition

I have many more that I consider my teachers, but these three in particular have been larger-than-life for me. They have directly impacted my growth and understanding in a deeply personal way, and this in turn has touched my students and clients in ways that never could have been possible without these sacred teachings.

I am infinitely grateful for each of their continued guidance and presence on my path, and to have had the massive privilege and opportunity to develop long-term, direct relationships with each of them. A deep bow in gratitude to the paramparā, the unbroken lineage of teacher and student relationships, may it continue. Om srī gurubhyo namaḥ.

The Teachers of My Teachers (My Lineage)

These are teachers with whom I have not studied directly, but who nonetheless have created a deep and lasting impression on me through the unbroken lineage I am blessed to be initiated into. There are many more, but these three have been most impactful and are perhaps the most well-known also. Deep bow in gratitude – Om srī gurubhyo namaḥ to ALL the teachers of my teachers.

My Certifications