Owner + Founder Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts
Trauma informed bodywork Somatic Therapy Energy Healing + Ceremony Natural Medicine Sound Healing Mentor + Educator
As Lilla Watson says “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” 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 sociocultural and ancestral healing. An important part of my work is exploring the ways in which my own body remembers cultural trauma, examining my biases, decolonizing the way I think about healing arts, and how to work towards de-centering my own privilege.
From a desire to create conversation and spaces for other healing arts practitioners to explore concepts of intersectional healing I facilitate monthly meetings to share and discuss resources pertaining to cultural competency in addition to attending and hosting trainings by POC and Trans/Non-binary individuals at the Madrona House Apothecary and Healing Arts Center.
Part of my process around healing and accountability is learning to name my ancestry so that I may access my own spirituality without appropriating someone else's. I am a mixed race, passing white, hetero-normative woman and 4th generation immigrant from Greece. I am both Ashkenazi Jew (from Poland, Russia, Hungary, and Lithuania) and Sephardic Jew (from the Middle East and Mediterranean areas ). I also carry some German, Blackfoot Indian, and Cherokee Indian heritage.
I graduated from massage school in 2006 with a growing hunger 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 our second location in Madrona. We are an amazing group of 17 healers coming together to offer an array of modalities including Chiropractic, Massage, Psychotherapy & Medication management, Sound Healing, Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Astrology, Reiki, Ayurveda and more.
Our Madrona location offers a charming boutique Apothecary and offers weekly events and classes including Herbalism, Ayurveda, Astrology, Practitioner Trainings, Yoga, Ritual, Sound Baths and more.