I want to support as many people as possible on their journeys towards health and wholeness. - Nicole
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I believe deeply that we are all interconnected, that in essence, we are one. I believe that as we heal ourselves, we heal each other and the world. I want to support as many people as possible on their journeys towards health and wholeness.
My intentions for myself are to grow towards being able to open completely in the face of whatever experience is before me while staying grounded and maintaining boundaries, to learn radical acceptance, to trust. Yoga, dance, nature, touch, and other people’s wisdom and joy bring me closer to this and to my own joy.
I hope that my work contributes to a peaceful revolution – one where each of us is taking such beautiful care of ourselves that we are overflowing with love and compassion, and naturally prioritize the highest good of all beings and our home, the earth.
I’ve always been drawn to helping others, but my path towards becoming a massage therapist and energy worker has been winding and with blind turns . Leaving college, I had no idea how to learn or practice medicine outside of the allopathic model. Without much understanding of the world outside of that model, my path led me to pursue a Masters and then PhD in Chemistry.
Without knowing how I’d get there, I knew I craved something more for my vocation. In my application letter to Graduate School, I wrote about my dream to travel around the world meeting with shaman of different cultures to learn their medicines, and how to synthesize them sustain-ably.
Over the years my knowledge of plant medicine, indigenous cultures, the medical industry, and healing has deepened greatly. In retrospect, my experience in graduate school was a type of initiation. I fell in love with yoga through Elayne Quirin, who remains my yoga teacher 15 years later, and I was able to explore energy work with Jude Kehoe, an incredible Healing Touch practitioner. I learned how to be in my body and how to hold space for my sensitivities and emotions. I discovered how to dissolve into live music and grew acquainted with the magic and medicine of the cascades. I also earned my Doctorate in chemistry. Since then, I have worked in medical research, taught high school science in rural Kenya as part of the Peace Corps, studied Reiki, Healing Touch, shamanism, how to be a doula, plant medicine, and massage. In 2015 I left my career in research to pursue healing work full time. While I have not been practicing long, I offer myself completely in this work and I know in my heart of hearts it is what I am meant to be doing. In doing so, I am become myself.