I have been working with children and families in educational settings and in private practice for 25 years. As both an educator and a facilitator I bring many diverse talents to my work, including early childhood development, doula support, yoga and bodywork. I began my career with a Masters degree in early childhood development. I went on to become a child development specialist for a hospital based HIV and drug treatment program, have taught pre-school and infant massage classes and was a program coordinator for an early intervention center working with families and children with special needs from birth to age three.
My inspiration for this book has come from the numerous families I’ve taught infant massage and yoga to; many hours of assessing children, working with occupational, physical, and speech and language therapists, designing curriculum, teaching children, and becoming a mother myself. My Tum e Time classes are taught in the San Francisco Bay Area or wherever I am invited.
Masters of Education: Early Childhood Development/Elementary Education, 1993
Certified Infant Massage Instructor, 1995
Certified Esalen Massage Therapist, 1996
Advanced Esalen Massage Training, 2000
Acupressure Training, 1998-9
Doula Training, 1999
Certified Instructor, Yoga for the Special Child, 2000
CranioSacral Therapy, 2000-present