Writer, Artist, and Founder in Boulder, Colorado
I have been following my spiritual path since 1970. I taught Ashtanga Yoga, including yoga and meditation for several years. I love to meditate, to read, to write, and to walk and run around a forested lake by my beautiful mountain-side home. I love learning how I can heal myself through my own thoughts, exercise, yoga, and meditation. I am a recluse though I love to connect with people.
I learned traditional baby massage in India in 1973. After a few years of research and having my first baby in 1976, I developed a curriculum to teach other parents. I taught and spoke keynote addresses at several conferences and had my second baby.
I wrote INFANT MASSAGE, A HANDBOOK FOR LOVING PARENTS, which was published by Random House/Bantam in 1979 and revised/updated several times since. I wrote an entirely new edition which was released by Random House in July, 2017.
I trained a group of childbirth educators to become Certified Infant Massage Instructors (in the USA, Certified Educators of Infant Massage); then trained, dedicated experienced instructors to be Trainers of instructors. We now have an over 50-member Circle of Trainers around the world.
I am the founder (since 1978) of the International Association of Infant Massage and I continue to be active, writing and advising. Our non-profit organization now has 75 chapters worldwide; my book is translated into 16 languages, the latest foreign rights sold to a publisher in Viet Nam.
I spent over 20 years making art quilts and garnered many "Best of Show" prizes and my quilts were hung in art galleries and American Embassies around the world.
Infant Massage, a Handbook for Loving Parents
Manual for Infant Massage Instructors
The Tao of Motherhood
The Path of Parenting
A Woman's Guide to Tantra Yoga
The Vegetarian Alternative
The Ethics of Love
Fabric Dyeing for Beginners
I have two children, now amazing adults, and three grandchildren.
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