Bridging the Worlds
Assisting you to feel comfortable in your body, protected by its boundaries and open to its wisdom.
Kim is a Middleway Method Practitioner, certified massage therapist, certified yoga instructor, nature enthusiast and educator offering yoga classes, one-on-one somatic education, healing touch and sound therapy as well as community classes in the art of herbal preparations and mindfulness under the name Embodied Herbals. One of her strengths is integrating conventional medicine and understanding of the human body with the more natural, innate wisdom and rich cultural differences and beliefs that we all contain.
Receiving a bachelor’s degree in Long Term Health Care, Gerontology and Business, she soon found herself on a path of “alternative medicine.” Kim has been consistently involved in the learning process while serving her communities with authenticity, knowledge and compassion. She became a certified Wilderness First Responder in 2009, which allowed her to guide “at risk youth” into the wilderness where she was able to recognize the empowerment that comes from expanding your comfort zone. Since then, she has enjoyed being a guide for hiking and kayaking adventures at the Stanford Sierra Conference Center, furthering her awe for the natural beauty that surrounds us.
Kim became a California Licensed Massage Therapist as a way to help people connect. She learned to listen, engage and inspire people to help themselves. She completed a 650-hour therapeutic massage program at the Arcata School of Massage and since then has maintained a private practice. Kim has been an assistant teacher for “Beginning Massage Technique” classes as well as Clinic Supervisor for the Arcata School of Massage.
Living amongst the redwoods in Northern California she immersed herself in herbal studies and sacred circle. Kim has completed a 10-month herbalist certification from the Dandelion Herbal Center and was assistant teacher for the “Beginning with Herbs” series. She has completed a 5-month Shamanic Herbal Program, learning from some of the best teachers in the field as well as attended several in-depth workshops through California Healing Institute as part of the Cannabis Therapy Consultant program. But her richest depth of healing and understanding has come from her years on the roads and trails that led to nowhere. Finding herself in the solitude of a mountain morning, the expansiveness of a star-filled sky or the deep love and gratitude felt for the redwoods is where she shines. A nomad at heart, she goes where the land calls. The following is the essence of her practice:
My goal is to help people gain a better understanding of who they are and what they need to help themselves. I do this by bringing the focus back to the client, back to the body, in a clear, quiet space so that the client has time to listen to him/herself. The natural insights that arise from this space can be the most healing work to be done. I will follow you along your journey, giving positive feedback and constructive, evidence based suggestions if asked! I work with herbs, teas, tinctures and flower essences not as a way to fix or heal something but as a tool, an intention or focus, to bring about awareness of patterns you are dealing with in the current moment. I integrate my experiences as a massage therapist with my training as a hatha certified yoga instructor to connect mind, body and breath. This is not a goal oriented way of healing but one of trusting the process and taking the small steps to attain certain milestones of growth. I infuse all of my life with laughter, beauty, adventure and care and I would love to meet you on your journey!
ZACI CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR, 2019
St. George, Utah
Middleway Method Practitioner, 2018
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California Certified Massage Therapist since 2012
Self-Employed, independent contractor at Arcata School of Massage (previous)
650-Hour Accredited Therapeutic Massage Program at Arcata School of Massage, Arcata CA
Additional 100 hours of therapeutic massage technique
Teacher assistant and clinic supervisor @ Arcata School of Massage
Anatomy at College of the Redwoods!
Herbalist Certification, Dandelion Herbal Center, Kneeland, CA
10 Month Program focused on plant identification, medicine preparation, body systems and healing ceremony
Teacher Assistant for "Beginning with Herbs" series with Jane Bothwell
5 month shamanic herbal series hosted by Dandelion Herbal Center
Several in-depth workshops hosted by the California Healing Institute for the Cannabis Therapy Consultant Program
Wilderness First Responder Certification, 2009
Ohio University, Athens, OH, Bachelor of Science in Health
Several years and workshops of continued education in healing arts focusing on the energetic body, chakras, sound healing and meditation
Logged several hours in the mountains and rivers of Northern California : )