How do you know when you feel connected and inspired? Or disconnected and stuck?
How do you know when you feel heard, seen and safe?
How do you know—not just as a thought, but in the cave of your heart, in the dark silent ground under you, or in the marrow of your bones?
For myself, this practice has reconnected me to the innate intelligence of my body, and has started restoring within me the felt sense of belonging, safety and wholeness that a life of abuse, trauma and confusion had estranged me from. It has been the steadfast anchor in the midst of a chaotic world—rapidly shifting relationships and disintegrating institutions, including the religious and social structures from which I once sought—and failed to find—the stability I yearned for.
Hakomi honors the inherent sovereignty, dignity and wisdom of the client. As a practitioner it is my privilege to elicit and invite forth the clarity and nourishment that already lives in each client's being, often reaching far back into the forgotten crevices of the ancestral line that animates our blood, bones and tissues. This is a work that simultaneously empowers and disarms.
From my heart, I offer this invitation to you to share this path together of nourishment, healing and Self-discovery, resourced by the deepest roots of our true being—the One who already knows the way because They are the way.
If you feel the call—as I did—connect with me today.
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area—native Ohlone* land—as an only child and first-generation American of immigrant and refugee parents from Taiwan and China. From birth—and even prior—my family life was deeply chaotic and challenging.
I grew up with a passion and talent for drawing and visual art making, and went on to attend The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, where I studied design and drawing. After graduating, I spent another decade in the city working as a designer, mostly for nonprofits and media companies like WNYC and The New York Times. Professionally I was reaching many of my goals, but something felt strangely amiss in the other areas of my life, and in the places within myself I couldn't quite name.
A devastating apartment fire in 2010, followed shortly by the ending of a significant relationship, was a major turning point for me. Synchronistic events in my waking life, and powerful messages from my dreaming life, catalyzed the start of my search for freedom, understanding and peace.
My journey has taken me in and out of several spiritual communities and practices, spanning the country, from 2012 to the present. This year, in 2024, I am once again landing back in my home state, deepening my roots to play in community—and the living waters within.