Moving Into Wholeness, Embodying Well-being
I love my work. I feel fortunate to touch people’s lives in positive ways through yoga classes and therapies I offer at Moving Into Wholeness. This is my center for complementary and alternative therapies that opened in 1993 in Carrboro, NC. I help students and clients access inner sources of health and healing and receive so much from this work that it is self-renewing.
My practice in alternative health care calls me to teach and embody the principles that I believe support optimum health and well-being. I like to say “optimum health” to reflect my conviction that we can improve within existing limitations to thrive and enjoy life. Optimum health is created from an open, authentic flow of life lived with permission to feel what we feel, giving healthy expression to who we are. As we develop our own well-being, we increase our capacity to support well-being in our families and communities.
Then and Now, East and West
In the 1970s and 1980s I immersed in studies and practice of t’ai chi, yoga and massage therapy, and found my spirit opening ever more deeply to Eastern wisdom. I spent joyful years with my family raising two beautiful sons. When my younger child entered school in the early 1990s, I refined my therapeutic skills with superb training and education. I also began teaching anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program at Body Therapy Institute.
Yoga, bodywork and anatomy are disciplines that beautifully inform each other. I enjoy integrating scientific perspectives of the West with intuitive wisdom of the East; this gives rise to a natural joining heart and mind that deepens the experience of wholeness in body, mind and spirit.
BA, Holistic Studies, Vermont College
Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, UNC-CH
Diploma, Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy, 700 hour Foundation Training, International School for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Michael Shea, PhD
TriYoga teacher trainings with Kali Ray and TriYoga International teacher training staff, ongoing
Integral Yoga Teacher Training, month-long residential study
Advanced CranioSacral Therapy training, Embodying the Spirit, with Mike Boxhall
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) Levels 1 and 2 and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) 1, The Upledger Institute
Body-Mind Integration, Center for Integrative Therapies, with Janice Geller, MA, LPC, LMBP
Massage Therapy studies with Farra Allen, founder of the Atlanta School of Massage, Stewart Walker, founder of the Carolina School of Massage Therapy, Libby Outlaw and Margie Brachie, fauclty at the Carolina School of Massage Therapy
…and studies with many gifted teachers including Bonnie Cohen, Deane Juhan, Tom Myers, Ilana Rubenfeld, Walter Schmitt, Ken Morgaridge, Kylea Taylor, Carey Smith, Rick Rosen and Candace Pert.
I extend my most heart-felt thanks to all of my teachers -- students, clients and children included!
Licensure, Certifications and Affiliations
North Carolina Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, # 1301
American Massage Therapy Association, 1993-2005
Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals, 2005-present
Registered Craniosacral Therapist, Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America
Certified in Body-Mind Integration, Center for Integrative Therapies
Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
Certified TriYoga Teacher, Basics, Levels 1 and 2, Kali Ray and TriYoga International
Certified Integral Yoga Teacher, Integral Yoga International
For more information about many of these teachers and organizations, please go to Links & Inspirations.