To help people come into their bodies. To open the doors to their hearts and minds so that the truth of their spirit becomes accessible.
My passion in exploring ultimate human potential has led me to decades of immersion in diverse ancient and modern healing techniques.
I am an Holistic Health Practitioner, instructor of massage and yoga, and avid surfer, snowboarder, and traveler.
With over 20 years and thousands of hours of intensive study and practices of yoga, bodywork, meditation, movement, nutrition, spirituality and coaching, I have developed the tools and unique ability to integrate multiple modalities to support others to experience physical, mental and spritual wellness. My practice is characterized by a respect for the intelligence of the body, joyful effort, and a spirit of playfulness.
Hope has spent numerous years studying with renowned masters of healing, bodywork, and spiritual practices. Her studies emphasized ancient traditions applied to modern times. Hope holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, with minors in Chemistry, Spanish, and Cultural Anthropology. She completed her graduate studies in Cultural Anthropology & Environmental Studies.
Hope has extensive experience in the art and science of yoga. She has over 1,000 hours of study, mainly in Anusara Yoga with an emphasis in therapeutics. She began teacher training in 2001 with Betsey Downing, in 2003 with Todd Norian and continued with Christina Sell and Darren Rhodes.
Hope completed an additional 500 hours of advanced teacher training with Noah Maze. She studied therapeutics with Naime Jezzeny, John Friend, Martin Kirk, and Doug Keller. Hope also completed aerial yoga teacher training with Aircat Aerial Yoga as well as Jen Healy.
Hope has extensive training in Therapeutic Body Work. She attended the International Professional School of Body Work (IPSB), and graduated with a 1,000 hour degree as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP). She has specialized in Thailand Medical Massage and studied at the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Hope has a broad knowledge of the Asian Healing Arts, including Thailand Medical Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn), Tui Na, Seitai Shiatsu, Nei Gong Gi Lao, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Oriental Theory, Eastern Nutrition. In addition, she has advanced certification in sensory repatterning, structural integration, and visceral manipulation.
Over the last 15 years Hope has trained and studied in the various forms of meditation, including Tibetan Vajrayana and Mahayana, Zen, Shikantaza and yogic meditation practices. She has extensively studied the tantric philosophies of yoga and Buddhism. Her teachers include Dr. Reginald Rae, Lama Ole Nydahl, Viktor Geberin, Tsogyal Rinpoche and many other qualified meditation masters.
Over that period, she attended numerous meditation courses and trainings, including Mediating with the Body, Mahamudra for the Modern World, The Great Seal Course, and Phowa. She has also completed the training for the Advanced Meditating with the Body with Dr. Rae.
Through her extensive study and practice in the tantric philosophies of yoga and Buddhism Hope has integrated traditional meditation with various modern forms of movement and somatic practice.