My offerings for Somatics include
– Deep Relaxation Massage for Women
     (Swedish, pressure point, intuitive)
– Yoga Instruction
     (Gentle, Restorative, Chair, Yoga Nidra)
– Movement Instruction 
     (Contact Improvisation, 
Constatic Fusion, Bellydancing)

I am in private practice as a Registered Nurse, with a Masters degree in Counseling. Nursing care is intrinsically holistic, and so is stress. Whether something affects us first in the body, heart, mind or spirit, it will eventually affect us in all these levels of ourselves; the best solutions are therefore going to also be whole-self. Bodywork with me has a focus on releasing the congestive physical effects of your stressors, along with encouraging whole-self integration.

If you like, both bodywork and consulting sessions can be combined for you (in separate appointments) in your personal care plan, which we will develop together during your intake session. Clients are also welcome to come in for only bodywork, or only consulting. Please see Scheduling and Fees for that info.

Deep Relaxation Massage for Women is done on a standard massage table, in a lovely private room. You may leave on whatever clothing you want to; I can work with it. Your direction and feedback are encouraged and welcome, and your comfort and safety are top priority. I have given over 1,000 massages in my 40-year career; it holds a special place in my life. 

Yoga Instruction is based on my several decades of experience. Restorative Yoga is for opening and deep rejuvenation; Yoga Nidra is the science of profound relaxation; Chair is for people with a desire to keep moving despite limitations. Ananda and Satyananda are the schools I studied with. Strengthening, cleansing and refreshing are on the menu. Currently offering private in-home instruction, and group classes are at Timberhill Athletic Club in Corvallis. You can enjoy my free Yoga Nidra sessions here.

Contact Improvisation Dance is a very unique movement art. It is not about steps or following music; it is more about meditating with a practice partner, staying centered, being present. It offers an experience of connection and oneness that is independent of personal relationship. I recommend it for our touch-hunger, loneliness, and scatteredness; it’s very grounding and physical. It is also an excellent practice for couples to deepen connection. Private lessons are available.

Constatic Fusion (my naming) is a blend of CI and Freestyle Dance, a steps-free, music-driven consciousness practice; the most fun I personally know how to have! Private instruction available.

OK, my Queens – It’s time to boogie! Come to my 5-week starter this summer! Check it out:
Let’s be elegant, beautiful, fun and fit! Shimmy into your golden years with grace, style, and lots of bling! Zero experience to pros, and all body shapes and sizes welcome. We’ll have warm-up stretches and start slow. Mondays, July 17-Aug 14 (5 wks), 4:00-5:20 PM, at LBCC Corvallis, BC130, $79 fee. Registration:, or call 541-917-4840 (and to be continued for Fall quarter).


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