I am a perpetual student who has studied alternative health for 30 years.
I’ve had a successful Asian Healing Arts practice for nearly two decades which I believe is greatly enhanced by my personal study and practice of Qi Gong.
After I graduated from massage school in 1999, I assisted my primary (Asian massage) instructor for several years then became a primary instructor at the same school myself. I’ve studied massage abroad and teach Qigong locally.
Yoga, midwifery, nursing, homeopathy, nutrition and Asian healing arts are some of the paths I’ve explored for maintaining physical health.
Arm-chair philosophy, non-violent communication and travel have helped expand mind, and then for those times when mind has run amuck, I’ve found that meditation and Qi Gong helped to restore calm, and coax me back to center.
Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Native American Spirituality and Qi Gong have offered me numerous insights into balanced ways of being.
Whether it’s sitting with a medicine man in sweat lodge, facilitating a healing session, attending a workshop or teaching a classroom of interested students; opportunities for exchanging ideas about what harmonizes body, mind, and spirit have always excited me.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1978-1981 Three years undergraduate work in Nursing at the U of M
1979-1981 Two-year apprenticeship and study with lay midwives
1997-present Study with various Qigong teachers and masters
1998-present Private Massage practice Asian Healing Arts
1999 Asian Healing Arts Program, Graduate, BSSI, Helena, MT
2000 Voted Best Massage Therapist in the Bitterroot Valley
2000 Teacher Training BSSI, Helena, MT
Summer 2002 Healing work and Qigong instruction, Europe
2002-2003 Non-Violent Communication workshops and Study Groups
2002-2006 Instructor Intro to Asian Healing Arts, BSSI, Helena, MT
2002-present Instructor local Qigong workshops
2003 Thai Massage Intensive Training, Chaing Mai, Thailand
2003 Tuina for Chemotherapy Side Effects
2003-2007 Instructor Thai Massage BSSI, Helena, MT