My journey as healer has taken me from a very western clinical approach into the more spiritual and dynamic realms of the healing arts. My classical training taught me to assess and then treat according to my diagnosis of the situation. As my skills have deepened, I realize the body is it's own best healer and is vastly more capable of expressing its needs than I am at "fixing" them. Instead, I listen to how your body and energy field unfold into the invitation of safer space and find to most profound healing often occurs solely in being compassionately witnessed.
Today, the basis of my work explores early and formative wounds that take up space in our bodies and energy fields and uses a multi-modality approach to integrate those wounds so you can live in alignment with what is most true for you.
As my own healing process continues to unfold, I find that self-care is only one aspect of healing and that for true healing to occur, we must look through the broader lens of socio-cultural well being and ancestral reconnection. An important part of my work is exploring the ways in which my own body remembers cultural trauma, examining my biases, and working towards unsettling settler colonialism in myself and being accountable to the ways it shows up in the healing arts field.
I believe we live in a time that the healers/witches/shamans/medicine people among us are being called to awaken and do good work in the world.
I also believe that it's harmful to call on the teachings, ancestors, and spirits of other cultures without accountability, elders, and permissions. Part of our cultural wounding here is the loss of severed ancestry and the subsequent loss of medicine ways and spiritual practices. I believe it is our responsibility as healers to deepen into our own healing to relearn and reclaim the practices of our own lineages and if that feels inaccessible, to examine why we feel that way.
I identify myself in this work as a Healing Arts or Earth Medicine Practitioner as the wisdom and magic of our natural world is accessible to all and has no cultural or religious affiliations. I am descendant of many mixed lineages including Sephardi and Askenazi Jew of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Baltic regions. I am a 4th generation immigrant from Greece, my practice being rooted in exploring and reclaiming the ancient pagan traditions of my Greek heritage in right relationship to the Spirits of this land and its Ancestors.
I graduated from massage school in 2006 with a growing passion for education around the science and mystery of healing and feel very fortunate to have had many talented and intuitive teachers along my way.
I view the trust of every client as a gift and view my role in our relationship as merely space holder to encourage self-connection. You are a sacred and whole being and by simply showing up, you have become my teacher and I am grateful.
In June of 2015, I founded Capitol Hill Healing Arts Collective and in March of 2017 opened a second location in Madrona from which my practice is based. We are an amazing group of 17 healers and teachers coming together to offer intentional, inclusive, and accessible spaces for healing, reconnection, and education to unfold.
Our Madrona location offers a charming boutique Apothecary and offers weekly events and classes including Herbalism, Ayurveda, Astrology, Practitioner Trainings, Ritual, Sound Baths and more.