I have a BFA in English and Biology with a teaching emphasis from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. I taught high school English and Biology on an Ojibwe reservation before coming to Vermont in 1994, where I focused my energies on outdoor education, then raising and homeschooling my children.
I have had a long-standing interest in the healing arts and was introduced to positional therapy when my massage therapist started using these techniques during a massage. I was so impressed by the lasting effects that I decided I wanted to be able to share this technique with others. I was also drawn to this modality because of the strong emphasis on self care, which allows me to facilitate people healing themselves.
I trained with Lee Albert, a highly regarded neuromuscular therapist and the developer of Integrated Positional Therapy, at the Kripalu school of Yoga and Health, and became a certified Integrated Positional Therapist. In addition I have been working with Lee Albert assisting Integrated Positional Therapy classes and Structural Yoga Remedies workshops offered at Kripalu, so I am very thrilled to be able to combine my love of teaching with my love of healing bodywork.