I am so glad you are here! This whole space is devoted to supporting you in defining your own health goals and achieving them in a joyful supported way.
I have been a Doctor of Acupuncture for 7 years now. I started in large multi-disciplinary clinics and began my own practice in 2018.
I found that we are so bombarded with messages around health that focus on pushing harder and punishing ourselves and so I facilitate space for a more empowered, embodied approach. For me, it is also important that treatments are simple, safe, and effective. I care that it actually works.
Centering pleasure and ease is not about coddling or escape. They can be used as entries/access to the deeper more difficult aspects of healing and transition. I enncourage you to keep hold of your power and responsibility for your health – to have a deeper more embodied connection with your own body, your own voice, and your own knowing.
When I first began my practice there was so much pressure to specialize – but I wanted to work on everything. Over the last few years it started to be clearer. My calling was transitions – the big gates we walk through that transform us. The move into a new career, having a baby, getting divorced, losing a cherished person: all the things that destroy and make us. I am daily grateful that I had the honour of learning Traditional Chinese Medicine because it is uniquely capable of supporting/balancing/healing the multitude of ways that big transitions can turn up in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
The last year and a half have been a deep grief process in my personal life. The collateral beauty of that has been being able to more deeply hold space for the ways so many of us are experiencing grief communally.
I offer in person treatments, virtual consults, and courses that are all focused on vibrancy through joyful embodied health.
I live and work in Moh’kinsstis (also referred to as Calgary). This is the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy): Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Ĩyãħé Nakoda and Tsuu T’ina nations. It is also the home of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
I am a cis, hetero, able bodied white settler from German and Scottish Highland ancestry. I am devoted to life long effort to be closer to right relationships - to make mistakes, correct and try again.
Traditional Chinese Medicine I had the privilege of studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine which was founded in 1997 by Dr. Benny Xu and worked in partnership with the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and the Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine (they have since added even more partnerships). My teachers were also deeply influenced by the works of Master Tung and Dr. Richard Tan.
E-RTY200 Embodiment Yoga I have had the honour of doing my 200 hours in the study of the trauma-informed Embodiment Yoga that included: functional anatomy, restorative yoga, adaptative yoga, pranayama, ayurvedic foundations, and yoga philosophy at the Mandorla Yoga Institute. Mandorla is predominantly informed by Pavrtti marga philosophy and my direct teacher, Stefani Wilton, has studied in the Krishnamacharya lineage with her teachers Karen Claffey, Michelle Cormack, Lucile Palencher, Remco, Jack Kornfield, and Robin Rothenburg. I am so grateful to now be part of the faculty.
Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development and Sociology My deep gratitude to my undergrad teachers at Augustana University who introduced me to anti-oppressive practice and challenge me to see and transform my own biases– especially to Dr. Kierstin Hatt and Dr. Dittmar Mündel.
Collaborate with me As an experienced therapist I offer a variety of services including: ~ Workshops ~ Teaching ~ Public speaking ~ Employee wellness events
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