ABOUT

Healing manifests in different ways, all led by you.

Mindful Healing Touch inspires and requires an authentic curiosity about mindfulness, movement, and embodied learning. Engaging with Pilates, somatic coaching, meditation, and energy healing through this platform, you can build your own experience that best suits your unique somatic blue print, physical and mental needs, and personal goals. The framework of Mindful Healing Touch is designed to educate and empower you to use your own body as your guide and teacher. By providing the opportunity for self-guided or highly curated one-on-one experience, you are given the chance to determine your own pace to best support you. 
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As a teacher and healer, I consider myself to be a “facilitator”. I serve as an active conduit for healing and growth through movement, somatic, and energy therapies. During my undergraduate study of dance at the University of Minnesota, my education included instruction of various somatic therapies and practices, after which I went on to earn my STOTT Pilates Certification and NASM Personal Training Certification. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2014, I began building a Pilates clientele that has grown to include individuals of all age groups and levels of physical ability. I serve a broad spectrum of client needs, including physical rehabilitation, fitness training, and psychological exploration and support. It has been my experience, that physical barriers and discomfort are often a result of psychosomatic manifestations brought on by trauma, underlying emotions, or physical patterning. Thus, I implement a holistic approach that combines energy healing, somatic coaching, and Pilates, to encompass both the psychological and physical needs of my clients.

 

I have experience working with an extremely diverse clientele. Some examples of focus include:

  • Injury rehabilitation 

  • Trauma resolution

  • Prenatal/Postnatal 

  • Core strengthening/stabilizing

  • Breath work

  • Body integration

Somatic

Coaching

The mind is like the wind and the body is like the sand: if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand. 

-Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

"Somatic" means "pertaining to the body, as distinct from the soul, spirit, or mind". The state of your body at any given moment is the sum of its historical experiences and the way in which you relate to those experiences. Your body reveals more about your state of mind than conventional wisdom suggests. My job as a somatic coach is to bring to light patterns in your body that may or may not be serving you and amply or modify those patterns. Chronic pain or imbalanced posture frequently stems from subconscious beliefs or subconscious patterning that stem from previous life experiences. 

A somatic coaching session will vary based on your individual needs. It may include breath work, gentle exercises, anatomical education, embodiment practices, or gentle hands-on corrections. Influences to the practice include the work of pioneers in the field including Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Eric Franklin, Frederick Alexander, Joseph Pilates, Irmgard Bartenieff, and others.

Pilates

Training

Change happens through movement, and movement heals.

-Joseph Pilates

When asked, "What is Pilates?" I've refined my response to: "The most intelligently designed means of exercise for functional strength, stability, and injury rehabilitation". While there are infinite ways to exercise or train your body for specific feats (many with great value), Pilates will give you the tools and means to mindfully train specific muscle groups from a myriad of positions to accommodate for injuries and/or increase stability and strength in new and varied planes. 

A Pilates session will involve mindful breath work integrated with specific exercises catered to your individual needs. You will move through all planes of motion in your spine for a well rounded workout. Sessions can be catered to certain goals to highlight certain areas of the body. It is best to maintain a consistent practice with 1-3 Pilates sessions per week for best results.

Reiki

Therapy

Reiki works on all levels: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.

-Sophie Masi

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "the placing of hands or hands hovering over the body " and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Each session is a collaboration between the client and the Reiki healer. Coming with an open mind and an open heart will allow for the most effective session. Each individual has a different experience. Many feel a deep sense of relief or peace. For some, memories, past traumas, or emotions may be brought to the surface. As the healer, I aim to provide a safe space and appropriate time for the client to process whatever is brought forth. Some clients choose to speak through their experience to best process the healing while others are silent during the duration of the session.

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Workout anywhere, anytime

A great way to get started with Mindful Healing Touch is with the Monthly Membership Programs. You can learn the foundations of the Pilates and somatic approaches at your own pace and begin to build and maintain your personal at home practice.

Private Training

There is no replacement for one-on-one training. 

Regardless of your goals, personal coaching will help you get there faster so you can move onto the next goals. Movement and mindfulness practice is a journey, not a destination. I encourage everyone who interacts with my work to have one-on-one sessions, even if only for periodical check-ins building upon the monthly membership.

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