Bio

I was born and grew up in Europe and immigrated to Minnesota in my twenties. My interests have always been centered around the healing arts and sustainable food production.

I raised two daughters and enjoyed homeschooling for a number of years.

When Shiatsu therapy was introduced to the Midwest, I completed that training and became state licensed. Looking to broaden my practice, I began to study various types of craniosacral therapy, including Upledger and Milne’s visionary craniosacral approach. It was biodynamic craniosacral therapy which really resonated with me, and in 2005 I finished that two-year training in Colorado.

My experience with a spinal cord injury, surgeries and recovery have strengthened my belief in our ability to heal and regenerate. I know firsthand the kind of support we need to do so. This experience has transformed my work and deepened my skills.

Realizing how many suffer from a loss of connection with themselves and others because of overwhelming life experiences led me to complete a three-year education in trauma resolution known as Somatic Experiencing.

Somatic Experiencing establishes the safety and resources to live life fully, Shiatsu balances energy, and Craniosacral therapy accesses our wholeness, which allows for transformational changes. I am excited to integrate my life experiences with these complementary modes of therapy; together they address our whole being, allowing our system to heal itself.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Through the eye of the needle: Near death and anesthesia trauma,   2018-19
Berkeley, CA Peter Levine

Concussions, traumatic brain injuries and PTSD,   2015
Austin, TX Dave Berger

The neurobiology of loving relationships, Dare 3,   2014
Berkeley, CA Diane Poole Heller

Preventing medical trauma in children and adults,   2013
Minneapolis, MN Ana de Vallo

The sensory world of a child, attachment and trauma,   2013
Minneapolis, MN Ana de Vallo

Somatic Experiencing,    2009-2011
San Francisco, CA / St Paul, MN Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Cranial Pediatrics,   2007
Duluth, MN Milne Institute

Qi Gong (Level One),   2007
Bloomington, MN
Normandale Community College

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy,   2003-2005
Boulder, CO
Colorado School for Energy Studies (CSES)

Embryology 2005
Boulder, CO
Jaap van der Waal (CSES)

Sotai,   2001
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies (MCSS)

Visionary Craniosacral Therapy,   1999-2001
San Francisco, CA
Milne Institute

Guided Imagery for Health Professionals,   1998
Menomonie, WI
University of Wisconsin – Menomonie

Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy,    1998
Minneapolis, MN
Upledger Institute

Advanced Zen Shiatsu,    1996-1997
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies

Anma and Namikoshi Shiatsu,    1993-1995
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies