& MANDALA GRACE THERAPY
Through meaningful service, my focus is to assist clients with their spiritual emergence and to promote wellness and spiritual empowerment. Helping others comes naturally to me. I have always been aware of a deep calling from within to assist others. I was always curious about how people, animals and nature functioned. It was obvious there was a greater universal awareness that ran through everything. This perspective remains at the core of my life and work.
Studying and practicing the Healing Arts for over 18 years, I am certified in Depth Hypnosis, CranioSacral Therapy, Meditation Instruction & Energy Healing.
I have been a Certified Massage Therapist since 1999 and graduated from the North Carolina Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, North Carolina. I am licensed in Massage Therapy & Bodywork in the state of North Carolina (lic. #6798). I am also Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (#430957-00).
I have also earned my B.A. in Psychology from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.
Working and studying at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, awakened me to many profound teachers and healers. Through Omega, I've had the opportunity to study with Ram Das, Tich Naht Hahn, Baba Olatundja, Deepak Chopra, Alex Grey, and many others. It was also here at Omega that my formal studies and practice of Shamanism began with my teacher Michael Harner and his Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I have continued to study with Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies since 1995. Michael Harner's teachings on core Shamanism are a central aspect of my Shamanism practice.
I have also had the opportunity to study Shamanism with Indigenous Shamans of South America through John Perkins' Dream Change Coalition.
Since completing my graduation as a Certified Massage Therapist, I have received training in over 1,500 hours of bodywork therapies. I have a multi-disciplinary background working with chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, collective massage therapy clinics, spas and in private practice.
I began in 2000 studying & training in Asheville at the North Carolina School of Natural Healing (NCSNH) with the school's original founder, Craig Ellis. I received teachings focusing on universal meditation practices, mysticism, CranioSacral Therapy, Core Channel Breathwork and Energy Healing. I completed NCSNH's 250 hour certification in Meditation Instruction and Energy Healing in 2001.
In the Fall of 2001, I began studying with Dr. Isa Gucciardi and The Foundation of the Sacred Stream in San Francisco, California. These studies expanded my Shamanic practice and I completed the foundation's certification in Hypnotherapy Depth Hypnosis the following year. I have also received certification from the Professional Board of Hypnotherapy as a Certified Hypnotherapist in 2003.
Mandala Grace Therapy is the synthesis of the trainings and teachings I have received into a multi-dimensional practice. Therapy sessions are individualized and offer clients the ability to participate in their own healing process.
Asheville, North Carolina
Shamanic Journeying & Healing
CranioSacral Therapy & Somatic Bodywork