A winding life has brought me years living in India as a Buddhist retreat leader, training in Mongolian contortion and eventually completing degrees and internships in East Asian medicine. My doctoral work in Acupuncture is the influence of Buddhist medical techniques on Chinese medicine and contemporary applications. Part of my own path is facilitating spaces and practices for us to connect our inner life with our outer life. Toward that goal I am currently pursuing an interfaith and social justice master’s at a school in the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. Outside of acu-life I can be found at Pt.Isabel with my fluffy dog-friend, reading in cafes or crafting herbal incense and salves. My practice is informed by harm reduction practices and non-judgemental approach for people to engage in healing on their own terms.