Hi! Welcome to Passage & Refuge.
I am (was) a high-tech refugee. I spent 25 years in high-tech, and am very familiar with the pressures that come with the territory. I left at the end of 2009 to start working in holistic care and mindfulness. I ran a “brick and mortar” healing arts center in Los Altos for a few years, and began working in what’s called transformational media. I’m a co-founder of the SoulVox network, and have hosted and produced two shows – Convergence and A Shamanic Life.
I love to share ideas, concepts, discoveries, and most of all, insights from interesting people. I find great satisfaction in engaging people and learning through their practices, gifts, and conversations. Their experiences add to my own understanding.
It’s from that understanding that I offer my own gifts. I’ve been trained in cross-cultural and Celtic shamanism. Yoga and QiGong are powerful tools that I use for my own well-being as well as for my clients. I’m told I’m quite good at communicating the subtle aspects of this work that are often missed in conventional venues, so I love sharing what I’ve discovered about these wonderful practices.
And you know how they say Yoga is all about the breath? It’s true. Breathwork – intimacy with one’s breath – is such a powerful healing tool. I like to say, “Breath is the first medicine.” It can heal both physical and emotional issues. We just need a little help “connecting” to it. You’ve probably heard those words before. I promise you, there’s magic in it, and I’d love to take you there.
I also love to sing, to play music, and to garden. I love harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables, and I enjoy cooking with friends. A healthy meal prepared with love is an amazing part of my Italian heritage.
So much of what I share at Passage and Refuge is a reflection of what life has offered me, and what I’ve discovered along the way. Whether it’s a healing or counseling session, a program for your organization, a private QiGong session, or an outdoor activity in nature, there’s always a gift and a message waiting to be discovered and shared.
I hope you’ll find something to help you along your path – either to grow and navigate, or to rest and recuperate — here at Passage and Refuge. We’d love to share with you.