I graduated with honors from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. I am Nationally Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and an insured member of both the American Massage Therapy Association and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
I have received advanced training in Sports Massage & Orthopedic Bodywork from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. I have also attended various continuing education workshops and seminars including some excellent workshops on myofascial work offered by Advanced Trainings and sponsored by the Rolf Institute.
I began studying martial arts in 1980. I received a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Having already begun to branch out and explore other movement styles I trained in several other combative arts. I have studied Aikido, Arnis, Silat, Tai Chi, Bagua and Chi Kung as well as a smattering of other styles. I have taught children and adults of all ability levels for the last 15 years. Martial arts have been and continue to be a powerful tool of transformation for me, one which I love to share with others. I am currently studying chi kung and bagua with my teacher in Denver. I teach Bagua (Pakua), Chi Kung (Qigong) and Tai Chi (Taiji) classes and workshops.
In addition to my health related pursuits I am an avid Beekeeper. Take a look at my beekeeping website, westlakepiaries.com.