I have been a therapeutic bodyworker for over 27 years. I am licensed in Oregon (#3150) and Washington (#MA4670). I specialize in Craniosacral Therapy for pregnant and new mothers, infants and children. I am proud to have pioneered the integration of this gentle manual therapy into prenatal care, the birth place and postpartum care for moms and babies.
Craniosacral Therapy Training for Health Professionals
I teach high-quality, small group classes that are appropriate for bodyworkers, birth attendants and other health professionals. I am approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.
MamaSpace Yoga® Prenatal Classes
MamaSpace Yoga® is all about Making Room for Babies® in mama bodies. When babies have room to move they assume more ideal positions for birth. This unique prenatal yoga style enhances and supports the bodywork I’ve developed for expectant mamas. The concept of maternal mobility making space for babies receives little attention in our culture, but is vitally important to fetal development and birth outcomes.
MamaSpace Yoga® Preconception and Fertility Classes
These classes are especially for women who are preparing for conception. You may be thinking about a baby in the future. You may be in the midst of medical fertility treatments. Or you may be somewhere in between. The principles that form the foundation of this class were developed by B. K. S. Iyengar. The postures are specifically selected to promote fertility and prepare women for pregnancy.
The first ever Infant & Maternal CST Conference took place in 2012. We did it again (even better) in 2014. Stay tuned for details about future conferences.
My students, my colleagues and I offer free CST treatments for infants plus pregnant and postpartum mamas in Portland Oregon once a month.
I have dedicated my professional life to supporting expectant and new families by promoting gentle aware birth. I have attended births for over 35 years – at first as a doula and from 2000 to 2012 as a midwife. I have since retired from attending births in order to focus on practicing and teaching CST and prenatal yoga. My many years as a birth worker have forever changed me and my worldview. Those experiences remain an integral part of who I am as a therapist and teacher.
My office is located in The Gadsby Building.
1306 NW Hoyt St #306 (stairs at this entrance)
Portland OR 97209
For elevator access enter at 539 NW 13th Ave (Through Barista).