Much of the knowledge and inspiration that created Embodied Well-Being comes from the teachings of Tarthang Tulku, an accomplished Tibetan teacher, entrepeneur, author and creator. I have had the very good fortune to have trained within his non-profit organizations based in northern California for over 15 years and it my intention that the work of Embodied Well-Being support his work so that the ancient & invaluable knowledge he brings forward can remain in the world.
Complementing this, I study and practice massage therapy. I was first licensed as a therapist in N.C. in 2008. I received extensive massage therapy and teacher training at the Body Therapy Institute (BTI) in Siler City, NC. I continue my training in massage therapy and somatic practices at BTI and with other qualified teachers. I am a member of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education and the Associated Body Work and Massage Professionals.
Today I work closely with Dharma Publishing, one of Tarthang Tulku’s many organizations, receiving on-going training and support for both Skillful Means and Kum Nye under the direction of Arnaud Maitland, its director. A significant part of my practice is associated with the Center for Skillful Means, a training, consulting and coaching practice.
Since 2007 I have participated in a Kum Nye Yoga teacher’s training program also under the direction of Arnaud. In 2011 we began a Kum Nye teacher training program in Durham.