I provide private lessons or small group am an Occupational Therapist working in nursing sites, hospitals and acute care facilities. I trained at Urban Zen Integrative Therapy at the Donna Karan Studio in New York with Rodney and Colleen Yee.
I have a 500 hour certification in Yoga Therapy, Prana Yoga Teacher Certificate with Dr. Jeff Migdow, Chair Yoga certification with Lakshmi Voelker. I have trained in Mind Body Stress Reduction (Mindfulness) with Florence Meleo Myers and Melissa Myozen Blacker. I have a Master's degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling and am a multi-faith chaplain.
My Soto Zen teacher is Enkyo Pat O'Hara of the Village Zendo in Manhattan I am a member of that sangha and my dharma name is Ji Fu which means Compassion, mercy, Wealth, Abundance. For end of life and hospice education I have studied at New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, Visiting Nurse Service of New York and Mount Sinai Hospital. I subscribe to Poly Vagal Theory that is the portal to Mind Body healing. It complements Yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices to reduce trauma and encourage wholeness.