Who can benefit from Rooted Bliss?

My mission is to help you:
Come into balance
→ Reconnect 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 my clients are all 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
  • Working with attachment, ancestral patterns, and societal/cultural patterns

I can help you:

  • Reduce pain naturally
  • Experience stability and inner calm without rigidity
  • Listen to and honor your own body from the inside out
  • 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
    • 300-hr Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training through Phoenix Rising
    • 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
  • 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:
    • Ongoing, lineage-based Yoga Tradition studies with Kaya Mindlin C-IAYT, (2021-)
      • Nectar of the Gita
      • Nectar of Nidra
      • Sanskrit pronunciation & Mantra sadhana studies
      • Nectar of Patanjali
      • Supreme Release Yoga training and practice
    • Ongoing weekly Jyotisha study with Penny Farrow (2022-)
    • Chakras Illuminated: The Original Function of the Chakra Systems of Tantrik Yoga, 4 weeks, 2021
    • Practicing In the Curve: Community Conversations with Molly Lannon Kenny (weekly) 2020-2021
  • 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
  • Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate PhD and Sat Dharam Kaur, 1 year, 2019-2020
  • 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 Certifications