A bit about me...
I am a somatic movement educator, expressive arts facilitator, artist, and astrologer located in Portland, Oregon, who has been guiding others in community for over twenty-five years. It is a huge gift to me to be able to impact the lives of people in my community through healing and the arts. My specific interests lie in the experiences of middle aged women and non-binary people; the decolonizing of our bodies, minds and spirits towards personal and community healing; and parenting, ancestry, and lineage.
I have had a longing inside of me for art, movement, and healing since I was very young. As early as my teen years, I have been led to healing work and somatic arts. I have a BFA and MFA in fine arts, dance, and choreography, and have been creating art in these mediums for decades. For the past seven years, I have been deepening my research and study of somatics in the lineages of Anna Halprin and the Life Art Process; Body-Mind Centering; and earth-magic and ancestral healing. I am currently in ongoing mentorship and study at the Tamalpa Institute; with Wendy Hambidge; at Moving Within; with Larisa Noonan; and with Shayne Case.
Astrology has been alive in my heart for the past thirty years. In 2020 I began to study this psycho-spiritual art form in greater detail. My astrological practice is evolving as experiential astrology in line with my experience with somatics and the arts. I am in a mentorship locally with astrologer Gina James, and in ongoing professional development with various teachers online.
For the past fourteen years, I call myself mama as well- to two wonderful children and two overly-large dogs. This daily, constant and profound practice informs how I approach my work with others. In a former decade-long iteration, I founded and ran a beloved neighborhood school for young children. I consider the work of conceiving, birthing, and mothering to be in direct relationship to healing work- viewing both as embodied and creative practices of presence and direct relationship.
I would be so honored to assist you in your own growth, healing, and seeking, and in finding the marrow of your exceptional and unique heart. Ready to work with me? Book a session here.