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Anise@MichelleAnise.com 

As a  Healing Arts Practitioner with a technical and intuitive understanding of how the mind-body systems are interconnected, it is my intention to offer treatments and practices that encourage mind, body, and spirit towards balance, allowing clients the clarity and vitality  to  live closer to their own unique vision of a meaningful, fulfilling, and  creative life.

 

      

  • HIGHER EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of the Arts degree in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from the University of Colorado / May 2000.  Main focus was indigenous cultures past and present: shamanism, spiritual practices, cosmology, & healing practices

  • MASSAGE THERAPY & BODYWORK

    • Over 1000 hours of formal training in various Therapeutic Bodywork & Massage modalities including: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Techniques, Thai Massage Techniques, Zen Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Polarity Therapy, Hot Stone Technique, Balinese Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Qi Gong Healing, & Chakra Balancing

    • Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork professional working in private practice, health & wellness centers, and spa environments since 2001

  • AYURVEDA

    • Professional Herbalism: Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western Herbalsim (Module 1 & 2) with KP Khala, Portland Community College Online / 2018-2019

    • Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant Training - 300 hours of Vedic Studies centered around Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra, & Meditation with the American Institute of Vedic Studies / July 2015 - 2016

    • Pranayama Training with Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ananda Ashram, Monroe, New York. July 2006

  • SOUND & VOICE TRAINING

    • Student of the Classical Indian Vocal Genre: Dhrupad in the Lineage of The Padmashri Gundecha Brothers

    • Foundations of Sound Healing: 100 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification  with The Soul of Yoga / Fall 2019

    • Yoga of the Voice: Sacred Sound & Voice Training with Silvia Nakkach & Vox Mundi Project / 3.5 years completed Sept. 2019

    • Human Tuning: The Science of Sound Healing and Tuning Forks Training with Dr John Beaulieu / October 2018

    • Biofield Tuning Foundations Training with Eileen Day McKusick / Spring  2016

  • MOVEMENT: YOGA ASANA & DANCE

    • Yoga Asana student since 1999

    •  Received instruction with Pathabi Jois in "Ashtanga Yoga" asana sequencing in Mysore, India,November / December 2000  

    • 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, California / 2008

    • Resrotative / Yin Yoga Teacher Training intensive with Debora Wayne E-RYT at Prana Yoga Center, La Jolla, California / 2011

    • Studied various movement & dance forms including: Qi Gong, Capoiera (regional & angola), Flamenco, African Dance, Kathak (Classical Indian Dance) , Odissi (Classical Indian Dance) , & 5 Rhythms Dance with Gabrielle Roth & Lucia Horan

  • MEDITATION

    • A regular seated meditation practice is the foundation of my yogic practice, and has been an essential tool for helping me to navigate skillfully through my life over the last 20 years.  I was initiated in the technique of Transcendental Meditation in 1996, eventually exploring other Meditation techniques and traditions including the Buddhist techniques such as Zazen, Vispassana, Samatha, and Anapanasati. I have spent time on retreat in several meditation centers over the years:  Plum Village Practice Center 2000  (Lineage of Thich Nhat Hahn - France), Green Gulch Farm & Zen Center  2003 & 2008  (Lineage of Suzuki Roshi - Mill Valley, CA), Ithaca Zen Center  2005 (Lineage of Joshu Sasaki Roshi - Ithaca, NY), Dhamma Mahavana  2005 (Vipassana Meditation lineage of  S. N. Goenka - Northfork, CA), Phool Chatti Ashram  2006 (Center for Yoga & Meditation - Rishikesh, India), Dhamma Dena Vipassana Center 2012 (Vipassana Meditation lineage S. N. Goenka) - Joshua Tree, CA

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE