I am a CT. licensed massage therapist since 1993. I graduated from the Ohashi Institute in New York City where I studied Shiatsu. My training in Eastern bodywork continued with Master FaXiang Hou, Dr. Ming Wu and Grand Master Fu Wei Zhong in Tui Na, medical Qigong, and the Emei Qigong healing system. My interest in well-being and healing also led me to study at the Hartford Family Institute of West Hartford, CT, which provides training in body-oriented gestalt therapy. It is a system that sees human beings as whole in essence and addresses the multiple levels of being human - energetic, physical, mind/heart, and spiritual. In 1994 I began practicing Qigong, drawn to it for its natural balancing and healing effects. As a practioner of meditation for 30 years, I am deeply aware of its capacity for reducing stress and enhancing the quality of daily life. I am an ordained minister in the Circle of the Sacred Earth. As a minister, I can provide spiritual counsel. I also create and facilitate ceremony marking and celebrating the many life transitions we make as we move through life.