About

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Inspiration
Karen founded Mind Body SF with the inspiration that people can live fuller, freer lives. After years of working in mental health – with trauma, domestic violence, and addiction, Karen realized the body could not be separated from a full healing process. She began by studying massage on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu, and later studied Rosen Method Bodywork at the Berkeley Center. Practicing therapeutic work since 2000, Karen has a deep appreciation for life’s many stages and invites you to explore all of her offerings. Today with over 1400-hours of massage and bodywork training, 200-hours of yoga teacher training, and a B.A. in psychology and holistic health, her inspiration is drawn from physiology, anatomy, and neuroscience; Buddhism, Western psychology, Yoga, and Hawaiian spirituality; the blunt honesty of children and elders; the diversity of her clients’ experiences and the unavoidable relevance of her own experiences. 


Specializations
Pregnancy & Post-partum Massage |  Pain & Injury Recovery  |  Chronic Illness  |  Asthma
Personal Exploration  |  Trauma  | Intimacy & Connection  |  Grief  & Loss  |  Embodiment & Body Image
Couples Massage Instruction  |  Baby Massage Instruction  |  Closing of the Bones  |  Relaxation


Education & Training
M.A. Somatic Psychotherapy | California Institute of Integral Studies  | 2016-2019
RYT-200 | Yoga Garden SF | 2015
Certified Infant Massage Educator | Infant Massage USA | 2015
Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner | The Berkeley Center | 2015
Hawaiian Prenatal Massage (Hapai Lomi Lomi) | Aunty Mary Fragas | 2007
Therapeutic Massage 600-hour program | Aloha Institute of Massage Therapy | 2007
B.A. Psychology; Holistic Health | San Francisco State University | 2006

 

karen@mindbodysf.com
415.413.8305

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