I was born in New York City and spent much of my youth involved in music, dance, and theatre arts. At the age of 19, I was beset with a challenging illness that persisted for many years. Because conventional medicine was not offering solutions, I began exploring alternatives. Inspired by nutrition, exercise, yoga, and meditation, I began to share what I had learned and found incredible delight providing support and helping others.
While in practice, I devoted myself to the continuing study and teaching of breath, meditation, healing, and movement traditions from around the world. My explorations have included Somatic Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Asian and Western Bodywork, Chi Nei Tsang Internal Organ Massage, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Functional Medicine, Yoga, Qi Gong, Dance, Meditation, and Craniosacral Therapy. My specialty is to draw upon the deep wells of modern and traditional medical wisdom to encourage balance and joy in everyday life.
I live in Marin County, CA where I enjoy hiking the trails, watching the sky, the moon, the stars, playing guitar, singing, hanging out with friends, and sharing my life with my wonderful husband, Stephen.
While practicing and teaching several forms of Asian bodywork and movement for nearly three decades, I wholeheartedly supported my wife’s mission by co-writing Unwinding the Belly, Healing with Gentle Touch and The Gut Wellness Guide. I also co-write the newsletters and all the audio and visual offerings that Allison presents. But my favorite contribution is, and always has been, to offer the movement piece of our workshops.