“That’s what it is to be human, I think – to be both someone and no one at once, to hold a particular identity in the world (our names, our place of origins, our family and affectional ties) and to feel that solid set of ties also capable of dissolution, slipping away, as we become moments of attention. . .What we are is attention, a quick physical presence in the world, a bright point of consciousness in a wide field from which we are not really separate. That, in a field of light, we are intensifications of that light.” – Mark Doty
I provide in-home movement and meditation lessons, as well as hands-on bodywork, in the New York City area. Certified in Yoga, Qigong, and Zero Balancing, I am passionate about teaching methods for awareness, vitality, and grounding. The pace of urban life— along with the physical distance from a connection to deeper wilderness—can create feelings of fatigue and disconnection. What I share are ancient and timeless ways of integrating the body, mind, and heart with the greater natural world/cosmos, no matter where we live. This allows us to know the source of energy both within us and of which we are an integral part.
Most people have heard of—and even tried—yoga. Therefore, here I will answer: what is Qigong? “Qi” is energy, and “gong” means work, or cultivation. Qigong is working with or cultivating energy, both your own internal energy, and a connection to the wider energy field from which all life arises. The qigong that I teach begins with getting the energy moving or flowing, and then builds on this through movement and stillness practices. There is continual visualization, connecting your body and mind to the natural world around you. In this way, your mind and body are simultaneously strengthened, and the result can often be that while standing in your urban living room, you have the feeling of being as deep in nature as imaginable. You do not need to be in any specific physical shape, or have particular skills, to do qigong. Having had both major surgery and illness, I am connected with my heart to working with people of all ages, and in all states of being. The practices are gentle, but in my experience have the capacity to make you incredibly strong.
The bodywork that I offer, Zero Balancing, was created by Dr. Fritz Smith, Osteopath and Acupuncturist. It is a holistic, hands-on bodywork that amplifies health and vitality through balancing body energy with body structure. Sessions can reduce discomfort and pain, promote postural alignment, and release tissue held memory. Zero Balancing is a tactile way of experiencing the relationship between your physical body and that which we cannot see, using gentle touch and attention to support integration and wholeness. It can allow for expanded states of consciousness, quiet insight, and knowing.
In addition to Zero Balancing, I have studied energy work through the modality of SourcePoint Therapy. I have practiced and taught yoga, qigong, and meditation since 2003, and studied herbalism and plant medicine since 2013. Each of these teaches me about listening within and without, doing and non-doing, giving and receiving. They have been my places of peace, inspiration and joy through times of health, injury, and sickness. I offer private sessions tailored to your individual needs. Please see the tabs above for more information on my background and teachers. I look forward to seeing you soon!
“With nature’s help, humankind can set into creation all that is necessary and life sustaining.” – Hildegard von Bingen
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