About My Practice
I received my B.A. from Pomona College, where I majored in Cognitive Science, an interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding how the mind works. In my course of study, I trained in psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and linguistics. After college, I spent several years working as a research analyst for a pioneering philanthropic investment firm in Redwood City.
I completed my Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist training at the California College of Ayurveda, the longest-running, state-approved Ayurvedic educational program in California. I love how Ayurveda allows me to bring together my analytical and intuitive sides and inspire my patients to live deeply harmonious, satisfying lives. To read about my own journey back to health through this ancient science, click here.
I am a practitioner member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. In addition to my core Ayurvedic training at the California College of Ayurveda, I have completed a 100 hour women’s yoga training with Britt Fohrman, a fantastic yoga teacher, doula and photographer here in San Francisco. I have also completed a 270 hour Advanced Herbalism Apprenticeship with the Director of Herbalism at the California College of Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic Health Care
I help women who feel like they’re riding an emotional and physical roller coaster to regain their energy, confidence and peace of mind through personalized food and lifestyle practices. Ultimately, my mission is to help you create the conditions for your innate healing capacity to fully express itself, so you can be who you really are on the inside and bring everything you have to offer to the world. I maintain 3-4 sliding scale spots in my practice for individuals with serious financial limitations — please don’t hesitate to reach out.
- Initial consultation package: $175 (includes a two-hour intake visit, my analysis of your constitution and current imbalances and a one-hour session a week later to review my findings and outline your treatment plan)
- One-hour follow-up visits: $85
Your treatment plan includes personalized herbal formulas designed for your specific needs. These formulas are provided for an additional fee, generally between $18 and $55 per month.
Guided Deep Relaxation
I teach a deep relaxation practice called Yoga Nidra (roughly translates to “yogic sleep”). As you lie comfortably, I will guide you through a scan of your entire body to recognize and release any areas of holding, control or tension. Resting in this state of expanded awareness, you activate the innate healing capacity of your body, mind and spirit. Although you remain completely awake and aware the whole time, many people report feeling as though they’ve just taken a 3-4 hour nap. Regular Yoga Nidra practice can help to relieve anxiety, stress, chronic pain, depression and insomnia. At the start of the appointment, we’ll spend a few minutes discussing your current challenges so I can tailor the session to your needs. As you become familiar with the technique, you will be able to use it on your own whenever you want to create more ease in your body and mind. One hour appointments are $60.
My practice is located in the heart of the Mission District at 2517 Mission St #6 San Francisco, CA 94110. I’m available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 7 pm and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm by appointment.
The nearest BART stop is 24th Street Station, just three blocks away. The number 14, 14L, 48, 49 & 67 bus lines run near Mission and 21st Street. There is also metered street parking all around and an affordable parking garage on 21st Street between Valencia and Mission.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please email me at email@example.com or call 415-935-0085. You’re also welcome to book your introductory phone appointment online by clicking the button below. I look forward to working with you!
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anaïs Nin