orn in a small town outside of Albany NY, I remember always wanting to be a nurse. I attended Boston University and obtained my BSN. I have over 30+ years experience in Public and Community Health, Home Health, Hospice and In-patient Care. For the past 16 years, I have been working with clients in private practice using integrative therapies that include massage, reiki, yoga, meditation, guided imagery, visualization and cranial sacral. More recently I am incorporating Ayurveda and Health and Wellness coaching into my work. With this work, I have found that these therapies are successful in supporting clients with chronic or acute illnesses, death and dying, life changes, health prevention and maintaining health and well-being. Each of these modalities or practices, gently and subtlety supports the individuals ability to heal themselves. These integrative practices work together with traditional medical treatments, medications and therapies that the client is receiving.
I am a MA State Licensed Muscular Therapist trained at MTI in Cambridge, MA and have studied with Tracy Walton in Oncology Massage. My Reiki training has been with Libby Barnett and John Harvey Gray. As a student of Iyengar Yoga, for 30+ years, I am an experienced RYT-500 Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher, Iyengar-Style…weaving in my Kripalu Yoga and Viniyoga training.
Currently sole proprietor of Joyful Healing LLC where I provide Ayurvedic Consultations, individual and workshops; Health and Wellness Coaching, individual and groups; teaching yoga/pranayama/meditation workshops, Reiki Level I and II Training, Self-Care workshops and Caring for the Caregiver Retreats.
As a Board Certified Nurse Coach, through the American Holistic Nurse Association, trained by the International Nurse Coach Association (INCA), I bring 35 years of work experience to my Integrative Nurse Health, Wellness and Life Purpose Coaching work as an RN. I have an integrated relationship with conventional western medicine and complementary healing modalities. Within the coaching relationship, I envision supporting an individual’s innate wisdom to create healthy change, maintain wellness, access deeper life-purpose, value, life-satisfaction, wellness and joy in life!
I am a graduate of Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda as a Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurveda Yoga Teacher and am a member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association). Poetry, hiking, yoga, my spiritual practice, travel, reading, spending time with my family and friends… continue to nourish and inspire me.