Welcome to Cocooning!
Let me start by saying that I am the living definition of an extravert and “cocooning” is not suggesting that you go meditate in the hills of Nepal or spend another pandemic-style isolated moment. Well, not unless that’s what you need. My Cocooning generally refers to the pause we should give ourselves during transitions and the support we often fail to ask for through things like birth, self discovery, loss, puberty, diagnoses, injury, menopause, trauma, and/or end of life. It also refers to the fact that we could actually be thriving within our seemingly fine day to day life. Maybe, there in the cocoon, we can learn to do better, and be better. Cocooning also refers to the fact that sometimes we need a secure space to just become absolute goo before flying again, or for the very first time. Don’t take my word for it, just ask the monks… or the moths.
As a healthcare provider with a foot in both Eastern and Western medicine, and over two decades of experience, I offer you tools that incorporate the teachings of traditional western medicine with yoga therapy’s breathwork, mindfulness, movement, nutritional guidance, alignment, mudras, and compassion. The work of Cocooning is highly individualized integrative care that is designed to meet your particular needs on the day you come for care. For those of you under the care of a medical team, simply because I speak their language, I can better formulate a collaborative plan of care. I received a Masters in Science from Yale University and my Bachelor’s degree in International Nutrition Policy and Community Health from Tufts University. I left my position as senior clinical faculty and full scope Certified Nurse Midwife at the University of Colorado to focus on becoming an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and further learn from experts in Eastern medicine. From there, I used all the skills brought to me by my personal alphabet soup* of training, to develop a unique specialization in supportive care through life’s big transitions, and managing life in general, that I term “Cocooning.”
*THE ALPHABET SOUP
CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife, Board Certified, Active CA license
C-IAYT: Certified Yoga Therapist, International Certification
TCTSY-F: Trauma Sensitive Yoga Specialist, Facilitator
SAFE: Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, Registered Nurse
MS:Masters in Science, Nurse Midwifery, Yale University
BA: Nutrition, focus on Global Child Malnutrition, Tufts University, MA
CV available upon request