clara

my background

As a somatic bodyworker and ayurvedic consultant, I have a passion for uncovering the patterns within the complexities of each body. I have worked in the wellness industry alongside chiropractors, rolfers, and acupuncturists for over 30 years. I have worked extensively with chronic injuries and chronic illness.  I love putting on my detective hat until we root out the sources of discomfort in your body.

I am a mom to three teenagers, and have twins on the autism spectrum and a daughter at CSU. Before I had kids, I was a traveler. I backpacked, often on my own, to 20 countries. I love the way travelers open up and create immediate community with each other. I also love being out in the unknown. In my early traveling days, I wanted to develop a skill that I could take with me anywhere in the world. I had been a remedial reading tutor and studied forest management, but nothing captured my attention as massage school did. Initially, I thought of my studies as a way to work as I traveled.

To accommodate my growing love for physical and spiritual anatomy I have been a perpetual and ardent student. In my 30+ years of working with the body I have studied ayurvedic medicine, yoga therapy, cranial sacral, viserceral manipulation, Thai massage and Gestalt Therapy. I don’t rely on any one system. I stay flexible and pick and choose as needed from my tool bag.

Thirty years later, I am still in love with doing bodywork. I love watching people connect the dots between their personal story and the hidden story in their body. My favorite part of the session is the “aha moment.”

I look forward to connecting with you!

my beliefs

  • Our stories are stored in the body.
  • Movement, diet, and emotions are all intertwined in your body.
  • Upgrading lifestyle habits improves discomfort in the body.
  • Consistant small changes can have a huge impact.
  • Discomfort in our lives and in our body is a message to make a change.

what sets me apart

  • attention to detail
  • cranial and visceral manipulation
  • whole-picture approach
  • getting to the root cause rather than applying a bandaid
  • your emotions and your story matter!
  • movement centered

my training

bodywork

2020 – 2024 – Milne Institute – Visionary Cranial Sacral
2017 – Cranial sacral certification – Colorado School of Healing Arts
2013- 2016 – Visceral / Neural Manipulation / Pelvic floor – Barral Institue
2004 – Thai Massage – Pischet Bonthoome – Change Mai Thailand – 160 hr
1998 – Shiatsu – Boulder School of Massage Therapy – 125 hour training
1996 – Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado – 1051 hr

ayurveda

2010 – 2012 – Sanscrit Studies – Dr. Katy Poole
2009 – Ayurvedic Womens Health – Dr. Nita Desai
2008 – 2013 – Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Institue
2007 – Ayurvedic Counselor Certification, Ayurveda Mandala

somatics

2024- 2025 Gestalt Intitute of the Rockies
2023   Trauma Touch,  Colorado School of Healing Arts

yoga therapy

2006- 2019 Para Yoga Trainings, Rod Stryker,  Carbondale Colorado
2005   Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification, Garmukh Kaur Khalsa, Omega Institute
2002  Structural Yoga Therapy, Makunda Stiles
2001  Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
2000   Shoshoni yoga residential yoga teacher training – 6 week residential training