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Yoga

I am strongly influenced by the Iyengar tradition and teach Hatha, Gentle, Restorative, and Vinyasa Flow classes.  My classes emphasize mindfulness, alignment, and deepening the connection with the breath.  Where applicable, I focus on assisting students in finding the appropriate balance of muscular effort, and relaxation and release.  I aim to help students increase strength, balance, flexibility, and peace of mind. My primary teacher is Kofi Busia. Other notable influences include Leeann Carey, Erich Schiffmann, Maya Lev, Angela Farmer, and Mark Stephens. My classes are further influenced by my massage training (see below), Vipassana meditation courses, and yoga service programs at the Mount Madonna Center and Pacific Cultural Center in Santa Cruz. I have been teaching since 2002.

 

Massage (CMT # 20905)

Morales Method Core Integration Therapist ® Level 2

I specialize in therapeutic bodywork and treating people with injuries and pain using various levels of intensity.  I have trained in a variety of modalities and my work emphasizes integrative bodywork that is influenced by my years of teaching yoga and focuses on fascia, and joint mobilization and stability.  Additionally, I use techniques that include cranial sacral therapy and polarity to help with the integration and therapeutic process.  I am committed to continuing education and providing client-centered sessions.  I am currently studying with Advanced Rolfer, Marty Morales in San Francisco.  I have been in the field of yoga and bodywork since 2002.

 

I also offer pre-natal massage and yoga-massage sessions.  (Pre-natal sessions are available at my Capitola, Los Gatos, and San Francisco locations.  Yoga-massage sessions are provided as house calls or at another designated location.

 

Corporate chair massage is another service I offer.This service has become increasingly popular in all kinds of settings and as a practitioner it demands a certain kind of flexibility that I am adept at. Please call or email me for availability.