The Movement Lab

The Movement Lab offers you gentle movement and relaxation guidance. It is an invitation to connect with your body from a place of gentleness and compassion,  using principles of Qigong, to help you achieve greater health, vitality and peace. In 5 to 10 minutes sessions, I talk you through easy and gentle movements intended to increase your […]

A sweet summer Special!

$55 for an hour massage.   One per person, till July 31st. Your massage can be booked at any time. Simply click here to purchase your massage . (Special offer has now expired.)       Specials must be purchased before July 31, and you can book your massage at any time. Limit one per person. You will receive an […]

Summer time, travel time!

At the end of this week I will be flying to Switzerland for a summer visit to my family there. I will return on July 18th. Aimee will be handling all appointments during my absence. You can call her at 805-453-1589, or e-mail her at I feel very grateful and happy to be working with Aimee and […]

Hands for Haiti – we did it!

During the weekend of the fundraiser Jenna Humphreys, the midwife-in-training who inspired the event, assisted in the delivery of two babies at the Soley Lavi birth center. After seeing the pictures of the event she wrote ” I am deeply humbled and honored that so much support gathered behind me and the clinic. I feel bolstered to […]

Hands for Haiti – this is why we do it!

On Sunday, May 6, from 2 pm to 5:30 pm a very special event will take place at the Gibian Wellness Center, the quiet little building on State Street where you all come to take care of your bodies.   A few months ago a dear friend of mine, Jenna Humphreys very bravely reached out to her community […]

Hands for Haiti – this Sunday from 2pm to 5:30pm

From a desire to help a friend on her intrepid path to become a midwife by training in Haiti came the idea to host a party in her honor and to support the Natural Birth Clinic where she is right now. Please join us this Sunday May 6, from 2pm to 5:30pm, at our office […]

Essential Oils for you!

I recently had the pleasure to drive up to Rivendell, a beautiful organic lavender farm on the road to Ojai, and stocked up on a variety of exquisite essential oils. There, Sandi Messori grows, harvests and distills several different kinds of lavender and other aromatic herbs with sensitivity and care. I have happily used her oils […]

Qigong and the Five Phases

“The Five Elements are not elements so much as activities” John Blofeld More commonly referred to as Five Element Theory, using the word phase instead of element more accurately reflects the dynamic nature of the relationship between the elements and how they relate to the seasons and our organ systems. The Daoists observed that five basic […]

Couple’s Massage Special

  Couple’s Massage Special Celebrate your connection with your loved one and feel fabulous together! $140 for both.  We can come to your home at no extra charge. Available from February 9 to February 14. Book here.

Vegan Almond-Orange Cake

I adapted this recipe from a hazelnut cake, and I’ve tested it numerous times, with very happy results. You’ll satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike! 2 cups rolled oats  2 cups almond meal 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp salt 1 cup + 1 tbsp vegetable oil (canola or grapeseed) 1 cup + 1 tbsp maple […]