Sara is a delight to work with! She is compassionate, calm, grounded and has a wonderful healing touch and clear presence. She's helped support me healing through migraines and multiple shoulder and eye surgeries as well as with developing a state of more calm and ease in my system. ~ T.G.
Sara worked so beautifully with my six year old son, connecting with him in a warm and playful way that made him feel really comfortable. At the second session, he jumped up on the table, lay down and told her what he wanted her to do. I was able to notice real changes in how his body was organized after each session. ~ L.P.
I have received meaningful and significant personal growth from Sara's work. She is respectful, kind hearted, skilled and intuitive. I highly recommend her. ~ G.M.
About my work
Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on healing modality that operates on physical and subtle energetic levels. The holistic nature of this modality can facilitate deep relaxation and restore our sense of connection and alertness. It also works to relieve chronic issues such as headaches, neck pain, jaw tension (TMD) and sciatica.
The Organic Intelligence approach to Somatic Experiencing is a naturalistic approach to trauma resolution which assists in developing increased resiliency and vitality in everyday life. These modalities weave together seamlessly to offer safe and effective support for transformation and healing.
Newborns, infants, and children of any age can benefit greatly from Craniosacral bodywork. Skillful and caring touch can assist with nursing, latch coordination, digestion, tummy time, and developmental movement patterns. As with adults, Somatic Experiencing and Organic Intelligence help to track and support healthy nervous system regulation and co-regulation within the whole family. I also offer educational support, including baby yoga and Tummy Time tutoring, and often work with mom/dad/primary caregiver and baby together.
For more information or to book a session, call 510 684 7852 or email me.
510 49th St at Telegraph in the Temescal neighborhood of North Oakland.
Sessions range between 60-75 minutes, as needed.
$100-70 sliding scale
Infant & child sessions are generally 45 minutes, but can stretch to 1 hour depending on the needs of the child.
Gratuities are appreciated but NOT expected. Cash or check only.
Need-based sliding scale available for all sessions.
24 hours notice for cancellations required, full rate charged for missed appointments.
I was first drawn to healing and embodiment practices in my teens, when I discovered dance and devotional chanting. I began my formal training in the healing arts at the age of 20, studying massage, Polarity Therapy, and healing through nutrition and whole foods. I continued training in Deep Tissue and structural work, then turned my focus toward subtle modalities, completing the Milne Institute’s Visionary Craniosacral training. In recent years, my focus on pediatric care has expanded through work with the Craniosacral Children’s Collective and as a Tummy Time Tutor.
I understand spirituality, art, and healing as unfolding together on the path toward wholeness, and dance, yoga, singing, Buddhism, and Authentic Movement are all integral aspects of my path. I’ve practiced meditation here and in Southeast Asia with many wonderful teachers, and have completed the Dedicated Practitioner’s Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. I’m currently in the Community Dharma Leader Program there as well. I sit vipassana retreats regularly and enjoy teaching mindfulness to teens.
I am certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner under the guidance of Steve Hoskinson, Peter Levine, and Kathy Kain. I am currently assisting Steve Hoskinson in the Organic Intelligence professional training. I enjoy living in California and am grateful for the vast deserts of Arizona where I was born and raised.