My path to this work began as a child in the kitchens, gardens and living rooms of my Grandmothers. I would sit and listen quietly as they exchanged old stories, remedios (herbal remedies), took care of grandbabies and doled out advice.
When I had my own children, the wise words of my Grandmothers came back to me. I went on to formally study massage and body work, herbalism and birth; and what I found was that all of these practices are intricately and beautifully woven together within my own ancestral knowledge.
With gratitude, I thank my teachers and elders for the opportunity to walk this ancient path.
My training includes:
*B.A.- San francisco State University, Dance and Native American Studies
*Massage Certification (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Pre and Post Natal) – McKinnon *Body Therapy Center, Mayan Abdominal Massage-Arvigo Institute, Belize
*Herbal Studies- Ohlone Herbal Center, California School of Herbal Studies
*Certified Labor and Post Partum Doula-Cornerstone Doula Training, Heart and Hands
Childbirth Educator-Birthing From Within
*Midwife under Supervision (with ReCLAIM Midwifery in Oakland Ca).-National College of Midwifery
*Herbal, massage and birth specific training with traditional elders from Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Belize and the US