acupuncture / herbal medicine
I began studying the body from the point of view of an artist. I studied visual art and dance in college and moved to New York in 1983 to join an evolving 'downtown' dance scene. In the late 1980's I began studying the innovative somatic work Body-Mind Centering,® a study and practice developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. I was certified as a Practitioner and Teacher of BMC® by 1992 and taught in training programs in Amherst, MA and Berkeley, CA, and as a guest teacher in programs in Paris and Brussels and workshops in London, Berlin, Vienna and in Tinos, Greece.
Later, as my interest shifted to a more energetic perspective, I began studying Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. I gained my license to practice in 2005, and continued to study with Daoist Priest Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen at his Chinatown Wellness Center from 2006-2012. I also worked for two years (2013-14) as a supervisor in Pacific's Acupuncture Treatment Clinic, treating patients and supervising student interns.
The study of Chinese Medicine is both a physical practice of cultivation and a deeply intuitive inquiry into the nature of body, mind and spirit. Studying the "Qi" of eastern medicine has helped me to more closely observe the subtle connectedness of body and mind and to better understand how emotions and life-style habits lead toward or away from health. The mysteries of mind and body are deep; it is important to observe, to pay attention to subtleties and to let oneself be influenced by the rhythms of earth and the heavenly expanse, each moment, through the passage of time.