About thixotropy

I created thixotropy as my place to practice the healing art of massage, and as a place to teach and practice yoga. It’s a place that I’ve put my heart into, a place to share and teach what I’ve learned, and a place to come together and experience our-selves, just as we are in this moment.
I hope you’ll come check it out.

I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I danced from the age of 3, went professional in my 20’s, and found yoga as the natural complement. My yoga journey started in college where I  was pursuing   a BFA in modern dance and choreography from Ohio State. While there, I had my very first yoga class (Iyengar), and was immediately hooked.  I continued to practice on and off and then I  became certified to teach in 2005 while living and working in Atlanta, GA. Once I received my certification I did a deep dive, and traveled around the country learning from as many teachers as I could. Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Tias Little, Rodney Yee, and Coleen Saidman were some of the teachers that I studied with, along with countless others in local studios that I came across in my travels.

An avid learner, I devoted years to the study of anatomy and physiology. I began to use yoga to rehabilitate my body from injury. Therapeutic massage opened up a whole new world of techniques that combined with my experience with movement, has lent me a unique perspective on the healing arts. This experience, combined with my years of movement study, has informed the way I practice and the way that  I teach. My first love is vinyasa, whereby the body and mind are united through the vehicle of the breath. Every movement has a corresponding breath, exhaling with the contraction and inhaling with the extension. For me it’s the dance of all of these ideas intertwining and resulting in a deep sense of relaxation and a feeling of renewal.

This is thixotropy: healing through touch.

I combine my skills as a Reiki master, cranial-sacral practitioner and energetic myofascial therapist, so that every session allows for the nervous system to relax, which is the first step to healing. I use myofascial therapies to increase blood flow to muscle and connective tissue. This in turn causes tight and painful adhesions to become soft and fluid—decreasing pain, increasing mobility, promoting better sleep and an overall greater sense of well-being.

*I have over 40 years of movement experience, a passion for anatomy and physiology, and have created Thixotropy as my place to practice yoga and massage. I invite you to see what my techniques can offer your body and mind.*