who am i?
I am a certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist in private practice and a registered nurse with hospital experience in labor and delivery, post partum and nursery, and hospice. I also teach yoga and meditation. My experience has brought me to the places where stories begin and end, witnessing and supporting families and individuals as they encounter moments of transition in their lives.
I began my life as the daughter of two musicians who planted seeds early in my life for beauty, reverence, creativity and service.
I became a dancer, then returned to university to complete a BA in art history. I met my husband, a Tunisian chef, while working as a waitress after college. Love, marriage, children and a restaurant of our own followed in quick succession. I managed home and business as best I could and turned to yoga for support and refuge. I knew that I would need a practice that helped me stay grounded in the midst of it all.
I had just begun a yoga teacher's training when, in 2004, my 6 year old son was diagnosed with epilepsy. It was my search for alternative and supportive treatments that led me to craniosacral therapy. The benefit was immediate and profound, making it possible for him to lead a full and balanced life. The following year, more illness visited my family, and also the deaths of my beloved grandmother, and my husband's mother, herself a healer in the neighborhood of Tunis where he had spent his childhood.
I finished my yoga teacher's training with Jennifer Kohl of Lotus Yoga and went on to become a nurse, imagining a world where alternative and allopathic treatments could be integrated in the service of well-being.
I have always worked with immigrants. My mother and my husband were both born and raised outside the US. I have lived and worked in different countries and am deeply committed to equitable healthcare and treatment for all.
I completed an Eden Energy Medicine certification course in 2014, which introduced me to the meridians and elements of the traditional Chinese model and deepened my understanding of the chakras and their significance in the ayurvedic model. I also began to work with essential oils and herbs.
It was my son's craniosacral therapist, Jaqulin Winchester, a certified nurse practitioner, who encouraged me to study with Franklyn Sills. I am forever grateful to her, and to Franklyn Sills, my teacher, for his guidance, and his teachings, wisdom and experience in this most extraordinary path of healing and wellness.