When I moved to Boulder from Chicago back in 1998 We had just sold our natural foods market to Whole foods. I had a lot of time on my hands and was faced with the question, "What's next?" I took inventory of what I most loved to do and I kept coming up with yoga, shiatsu and massage. I felt very fortunate when I realized I lived only a short drive to one of the most highly regarded massage schools in the country. I attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2000, graduated with honors and launched my practice in 2001
Qigong is the art and science of cultivating and enhancing our lifeforce energy by means of breath, intention, movement, meditation, massage, bodywork and proper meal preparation. It is nothing short of mystic alchemy. It has been my lifestyle now for over 20 years. I derive immense satisfaction from showing others these miraculous methods of tapping in, tuning in and turning on our inner healing elixirs.
Shiatsu is a bodywork practice developed in Japan over centuries. Shi- is the Japanese word for finger, and –atsu is the word for pressure, so a literal translation of shiatsu is “finger pressure.” In the HeartMind style, we base our form on the traditional Zen philosophy of no-mind, or in our case no mind, no separate heart, only HeartMind, or in Chinese Xin (shin) with the added infusion of qi awareness, thus: Heartmind Zen Chi~atsu.
If you allow me I will help you explore your options on how to achieve greater health and a more abundant life. Whether you'd like to lose weight, improve your diet, or add a fitness regimen to your daily practices I can assist in pointing out options.