Training and Experience

I am able to meet the unique needs of pregnancy and postpartum owing to 18 years of experience of working almost exclusively within the birth world, over a 1000 hours of training including 5 courses devoted to the childbearing year, all the knowledge and stories shared so generously by clients and colleagues, and continually exploring my own body, healing and creative expression. My work is rooted in techniques and underlying principles of Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Acupressure, CranioSacral Therapy, Swedish and most recently Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage. Each session is a new world: a confluence of echoing your stated intentions, following the body’s landscape and cues, and integrating feedback as we go. At its heart, I believe the greatest offering of bodywork is assisting the vast intelligence of your own body to flow unimpeded and work its magic.

The Roots

I started dancing at thirteen—this is how I came to know and fall in love with the body as infinitely fascinating, wise, artful, awake. By seventeen I was already interested in bodywork, but it wasn’t until 2000 shortly after I moved to San Francisco that I was able to start my training. Years later, the somatic journey is showing no signs of dullness or boredom, drawing me deeper in and further. My personal embodiment rituals continue to refine, inform and inspire my understanding of bodywork: each week is filled with dance training (Tribal Fusion Bellydance, Afro-Brazilian and Contemporary), I pay regular visits to my brilliant team of healing arts practitioners, and roam through the woods, mountains and meadows to flood my mind with beauty and stay in touch with the older, more instinctual part of my being. And I make art: jewelry and suminagashi, Floating Ink Works.

Back In Being: The Name

Back In Being is about returning moment after moment, into the fullness of our selves — embodied, intelligent, dynamic, complex. Rooted in the depths of our being, filled with a sense of belonging on a cellular level, we expand and shine. Coming from this place nourishes our sense of connectedness and ability to offer our best gifts to the world.

I am pregnant with twins!

After so many years of supporting pregnant and new mammas, I am overjoyed to finally join the club myself. Doing bodywork with two little humans inside me has been so special! Savoring every session, and hoping I can continue working as long as I can—till the belly gets too big and I simply won’t be able to reach my clients!