The Lineages of My Practice
I extend my deepest gratitude towards those that have taught and supported me, directly and indirectly, throughout my journey into somatics: Varvara Erochina, Marika Heinrichs, Kai Cheng Thom, Tele Darden, Brigit Viksnins, and generative somatics.
My practice is shaped by the writings of adrienne marie brown, bell hooks, Toko-Pa Turner, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., Clementine Morrigan, Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., Resmaa Menakem, and many more.
I am mindful of the ways in which the mental health field has extracted from embodied wisdom traditions. The systems that have divided our minds and bodies are also present in our healing and embodiment practices, and I am committed to ongoing learning and accountability around this.
I live and work in what is colonially known as Brooklyn, New York. I recognize and take seriously the privilege, complexity and harm through which I call this land home; I am a settler on the Indigenous land of the Canarsie and Munsee Lenape.