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Education & Training

Degrees and Certification:

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology,  Northern Illinois University

  • License in Massage Therapy, Cortiva Institute, Chicago, 2008–National Certification

(NCBTMB) & AMTA membership in Illinois & (former) Ohio & Kentucky Licenses. 7 years working for others and learning. 7 +years working in collaborative settings/running my own referral-based bodywork/energy and postural reading-teaching, nervous system and spirituality informed business including personal, couples and group work, and hosting occasional local artisan sales.

  • ​Organizational Constellation, with Jane Peterson PhD of Human Systems Institute

  • Kabalah, A Process of Awakening with Karin Kabalah Center in Atlanta, GA, A 2.5 year study

  • Physical Therapy Aide Training through Chiropractor, 7 years experience between 4 different Chiropractic centers doing marketing, PT aide, many forms of massage, front desk entry & checkout and patient education. 

  • Gait for Wild Human Potential, through Cynthia Allen and Carole Montgomery of Integrative Learning Center

  • Sekhem-Seichem-Reiki Master (SSR), through Anne Steffen-Russo of Energetic Answers

  • First Degree Five Elements Reiki, through Bruce Davis

  • Shamanic Astrology 101 

  • Shamanic Priestess Process, Priestess, through Anyaa McAndrew of Goddess on the Loose

  • Intro to Ipsalu Tantra, through Tracy Jo Duckworth, David Small & Cynthia Barry

Continuing Education Courses:

  • Structural Integration

  • Stress reduction for Bodywork

  • Level 1 Biodynamic Cranial Touch, through Synergy Holistic Health

  • Bodytalk Access​

  • Unit 1 Rossiter Systems

  • Intro to Thai Yoga Massage

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • Intro to Kinesio Taping

  • Myofascial Release Clinical Applications (upper and lower body)

  • The Kinetic Link between the core and the extremities

  • Nutrition & Ayurveda Workshops

  • Ongoing Self Study of multidimensionality, consciousness, cosmology, somatics, astrology, spirituality, trauma theory, relating, Buddhism, and embodiment 

  • Shusta card deck training (Soul Readings) with Karin Kabalah Center in Atlanta, GA​

  • Eating Disorders

  • Bridges of the Brain

  • Emotional Control/Difficult Personalities Workshop

  • Poles Apart

  • Achieving Remission in Depression

  • Understanding Anger

  • Psychoneuroimmunology

  • Loss of Control

  • Chronic Pain Disorders and Treatments 

  • Types of Pain and Pain Pathways​​

Created/Facilitated/Participated (in) Events:

  • Massage for MS Walk 2010

  • Massage for Women Helping Women Fundraiser 2012

  • Massage for GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure) 2012

  • created and co-facilitated Third Circle; a practitioner’s collaborative 2013/14

  • ‘Third Circle’: Diverse Practitioner’s Collaborative Meet Up 2014

  • ‘Embody your Essence’-monthly self-care class October 2014-October 2015

  • Waves of a New Age with Tara L. Robinson Radio Show


  • ‘Postural Playshops’: Monthly/Weekly Body-Mind-Spirit Self-Care Classes 2016-ongoing

  • ‘Soul Spa’: 3 hour Immersion for Emotional Healing, Intuitive Bodywork and Crystaline Attunement Collaboration Offering 2014-2015

  • ‘Soul Spa Retreat’: Weekend Retreat at Hope Springs: ceremony, kundalini yoga, meditations, crystal grid workshops, postural class, April 2015

  • ‘Trauma-Embodiment’ Co-Facilitated 6-week series with Allison Mcdonough, Spring 2017

  • Waves Of a New Age with Judy Peace on-air conversation on Consciousness, October 2017 

  • Organized, created, gently facilitated: ‘Practitioner Web Strengthening Gathering of Cincinnati’ (meet up of 50+ diverse practitioner’s to strengthen our practitioner web to better serve community) January 2018 (ongoing)

  • The Ultimate Risk Radio Show with Tara L. Robinson on Trauma, August 2018

  • The Empath’s Blindspot Workshop, 2 dates, August 2018

  • 'Unrepression of the Emotional Body 3-Day Retreat' at Hope Springs, OH, July 2019

  • "Support for Soul-Alignment" small groups for multidimensional self-alignment on Zoom, beginning in 2020

  • "Soul Call to Practitioner Gathering": a zoom gathering of IL Practitioners to strength Illinois Practitioner's Web 2021

  • 'Pillar' small groups for Beings recognizing themselves as their own spiritual pillar and integrating this with vocation (in person and on zoom)

Educational Classes for Crossroads 4/7 Correctional Institution (Prison) Program:

  • “Why Forgive” at Lebanon’s Men’s Correctional August 2017

  • “Overcoming Shame” at Lebanon’s Men’s Correctional October 2017

  • “Trauma, Shame, Forgiveness and Addiction” research, mindfulness, embodiment, NVC, listening, role play and discussion at Lebanon’s Men’s Correctional July, August and September 2018

Other work experience:

  • Front desk associate to 2 different gyms from 16years old-college. Guest check-in, equipment education and cleanliness, laundry, clerical tasks

  • Home Helpers aide for elderly care 1 year around college

  • Front desk attendant and massage therapist at Salternatives Spa in Geneva, IL; guest check-in, cleanliness of entire building including bathrooms, and all healing equipment such as infrared sauna and float tanks, managed guest concerns, collected monies and assisted in gift certificate purchases and managing spa parties. Bodywork. Plant care. guest care. 2022.

  • training for coaching kids gymnastics, part time Oct 2022-March 2023

  • Remote Document Processor; saving and sorting documents, coding invoices based on customer requirements, GLM and Associates 2023, part time

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