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Some background & trainings

Massage Therapy


Wisconsin Licensed Massage Therapist since 2017. Graduate of NWTC

Continuing Education: 

*Shiatsu Level 1 and Chinese Medicine Theory. Cupping and Moxibustion.

 Zen Shiatsu Evanson, IL 2022-23.

*Next-Level Thai massage with Michael Sitzer and Study-tour in Chiang Mai, Thailand 2023

Included 3 days with Ajahn Pichest Boonthumme

*Deepfeet Ashiatsu - Barefoot massage Level 1 certified.Chicago. 2020. Florida 2024


*Academy of Clinical Massage.

Orthopedic Assessment for Massage with Whitney Lowe: Online

*Coaching the Body Institute.Chuck Duff Evanston, IL.  

Numerous courses both online and in person.

-Functional Anatomy for Bodywork, Movement and Yoga 
-Hands Free Techniques 

-Thai Level 1
-Shoulder Protocol 22 hr
-PainHacker's Guide: The Core Sciatica and Hip Pain Protocol 
-Pecs, Trapezius and Serratus Anterior - Normalizing Rounded Shoulder Posture: 

*Thai Massage & Bodywork. Chris Ray. Marquette, MI

Numerous classes. Thai Massage Therapeutics.

*Vedic Thai. Mukti Michael Buck. 

Table Thai and Futon. Two different 3 day courses.

*Sacred Lomi.  Hawaiin LOMILOMI Level 1 & 2.

*James Waslaski . Upper Body/Neck. Integrated Manual Therapy for Complicated Shoulder Conditions.

3 day courses. 

*Kinetic Activation Techniques. Mark Carangelo. 

*Structural Integration.  Knees, Ankles, Feet. Spine. 

*Sports Massage. Jerrod Fritz. AMTA 8.5 CE

*Patterns of Total Connectivity.




Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner with authorized Instructors. San Francisco: 2000-2013. 

Art of Touch 5 day Adjustments Workshop with Ty Landrum & Mary Freeman. The Yoga Workshop. Boulder.

5-day Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Ty Landrum.  Boulder.  

Yoga Adjustments workshop with David Keil.  

Yoga Circle Iyengar workshop with Gabriel Halpern.  Chicago.  

Greenpath Yoga Teacher Training 200 HR. San Francisco. 2006

BhaktiFlow Advanced Teacher Training (50 hr) with Rusty Wells

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Blooma. Minneapolis

Acroyoga 5 day Immersion with Jason & Jenny. 2012

Second Series Immersion & Retreat with Tim Miller.  Mt. Shasta, CA 2011

Vipassana Meditation. Three 10-day Goenka silent retreats. Washington, California, Thailand. 

Personal pilgrimage to Rishikesh, India. Osho Ashram stay.   2010

One month Karma yoga residential stay. Sivananda Ashram. Grass Valley, CA 2001.

Other Education

Edible & Medicinal Plants of California. Year-long field study. 2012. Blue Wind Botanical School. Tellur Fenner.

M.B.A. in Business Management from Golden Gate University. Graduated 2007.


B.A. in Humanities with emphasis in Chinese Culture from University of Oregon. Studied Mandarin abroad in Beijing.  Graduated 2004


Studied Fashion Design at Academy of Art (San Francisco) and Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) 1999-2000.

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