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My practice is dedicated to providing an integrated spectrum of Acupuncture and Oriental Medical therapies and yoga instruction to help people suffer less and become happier, healthier and more empowered in their lives.

My work is guided by insights fundamental to many healing traditions:

  • Each person is part of the natural world, and the deepest healing comes through finding harmony with the movement of Nature’s energy within, around and through us.
  • Each individual is unique, and will have a distinctive pattern of imbalance and an equally unique path of treatment, healing, and flourishing.
  • The body deserves our gratitude, loving attention, and care as our vehicle for this human life.
  • Optimal health is achieved through an integrative approach, combining appropriate treatment by professionals from both complementary and conventional medical traditions with individual lifestyle choices and wellness practices.
  • The cultivation of health and well-being of body, mind and spirit can be a joyful and deeply satisfying process that leads to greater freedom, creative self-expression, and compassionate action.
  • It is an honor to be asked to serve and support a person in his or her healing process. As a practitioner, I am inspired to seek ever greater skill and openheartedness to be worthy of this trust.


I feel extremely fortunate to be able to work in a field where so many of my interests converge and cross-pollinate. My interest in meditation and yoga dates back to my high school days, and I attended my first silent meditation retreat shortly after graduating from college. In 1982 I made my way from my native Texas to New England to practice and work at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. Meditation practice has been a cornerstone of my sanity and happiness from that time on, for which I am deeply grateful.

I received a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health) in Columbia, Maryland in 1990, and have studied and continue to study with many teachers of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and Asian body work since that time. I have completed advanced certification programs in Chinese Herbal studies with Ted Kaptchuk in Boston and also with Sharon Weizenbaum of White Pine Healing Arts in Amherst, Massachusetts. I am nationally certified (NCCAOM) in Oriental Medicine, which is equivalent to certifications in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, along with education in the five branches of Oriental medicine: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork, dietary therapy, and exercise.  

I maintained a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1990 to 2000, and since 2000 I have practiced at Five Seasons Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Concord, New Hampshire. I participated in the effort to license the practice of acupuncture in New Hampshire, and have served on the New Hampshire Board of Acupuncture Licensing since it’s inception in 1997, including 8 years as Chairperson.

Though I discovered yoga as a high school student and have practiced consistently since that time, my explorations have deepened in recent years. After an unexpectedly fun and inspiring workshop with John Friend in 2002, I began studying intensively with many different teachers. I undertook yoga teacher training with Todd Norian (E-RYT 500) in Western Massachusetts in 2006, and have been teaching in Concord since that time. I have also continued my studies, primarily with Jenny Otto (E-RYT 500), becoming certified in Body Balance Yoga Therapy in 2011. My current teaching has a strong emphasis on cultivating integrated body/mind/space awareness, and on exploring anatomy and alignment in both traditional and exploratory variations of yoga poses.

       My inspirations include (but are not limited to) yoga and meditation teachers, acupuncturists and herbalists, bodyworkers, dancers and movement educators (see Links page). My gratitude goes to all my teachers, especially Jenny Otto, Caryn McHose and Margaret Fletcher for wisdom, guidance and deeply authentic example. My weekly classes at Living Yoga are a source of inspiration, challenge and delight, and I offer my thanks to the studio and all my fellow teachers and students for the companionship that makes this journey such a rich one.

In my spare time I can be found at home with my partner Jim, working in my garden, playing my ukulele, or singing with the Concord Chorale.