What if I told you that you already have everything you need to heal? And that YOU are actually your own healer? Guiding you back to the wisdom of your body and heart is at the core of my practice.
Jeevan means “life force” and it is my mission to help you rediscover, reconnect with and reclaim the magic, power and LIFE FORCE of your body.
Our work together focuses on holistic healing of your menstrual cycle (including menarche and menopause), fertility, pregnancy and postpartum. I weave in traditional and modern modalities, such as womb massage, pelvic floor therapy, plant medicine, ancestral healing visualization and mindfulness. You’ll notice that my practice is infused with both beauty and science, founded on providing an experience for you that is deeply nourishing, authentic and transformative.
Stay tuned as I officially become a doctor of East Asian medicine in the new year and am able to offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies.
The amazing thing about our hearts is that they continue to expand as we grow. My path has been non-linear - a poet and musician, a traveler, a teacher of language and literature. Entering this field of holistic medicine was a simple, clear “Yes” for me, only emerging once I’d received the gifts of a few accidents and the visceral sensation that life is indeed finite.
Additionally, my work is informed by my multicultural background. My lineage spans three continents - with my recent family coming from India, Ecuador and Puerto Rico. I truly believe that my love of traditional healing practices from around the world is intrinsically tied to my diverse background, to growing up hearing three languages spoken, one day eating my paternal grandmother's chai and parantha and the next my maternal grandmother's arroz con dulce and torta de platano. I am deeply indebted to my parents, my grandparents and my ancestors who have encouraged me along this healing path. This work is not mine, but ours.
Deep respect, gratitude and humility to the healers of different lands that have shared their medicine, wisdom and stories, particularly from the traditional practices of Central America and East Asia, which inform my heart and life's work. My intention is to practice with integrity, clear eyes and open heart, in service of those needing reproductive healing and support.
I hold a Doctorate of Science in classical Chinese medicine and am finishing a mindfulness-based Masters of Science in Integrative Mental Health at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
The Masters of Integrative Mental Health program at the National University of Natural Medicine is a program for Chinese medicine and naturopathic practitioners. The program is founded on principles from mindfulness-based Hakomi therapy and attachment theory, with a strong emphasis on providing trauma-informed care - all in the context of a natural medicine visit. While I’ve received many hours of learning and practicing counseling skills, I don’t offer “therapy.” However, I do utilize mindfulness-based techniques within my scope of practice.
I have extensive training in abdominal massage and have studied in depth the Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy with Dr. Rosita Arvigo, as well as Chi Nei Tsang (Chinese medical organ healing) and Visceral Manipulation.
Additionally, I have studied intuitive healing and flower essence therapy with Lakota healer Shayne Case.
I am currently in a two-year classical Chinese herbal mentorship with Sharon Weizenbaum of White Pine Healing Arts & Institute.