Mandy has always had a love for movement therapy whether it be in the active form like dance, yoga and running or the passive form of receiving bodywork. What started with pure intuition that drew her to finding activities that would build her body’s energy while calming her mind eventually placed her in an environment that allowed her to gain a functional understanding about why it felt so good to move. Since becoming a massage therapist in 2002 she has developed a style that is truly unique to her. Mandy incorporates slow deep tissue work with a nurturing overlay. Her clients leave their treatments with less tension in their muscles and in parasympathetic state. Though most of her work can fall under the umbrella of deep tissue, when the situation presents itself she’ll incorporate myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, cupping and/or gua sha.
In 2014, I began my career as a Licensed Massage Therapist, graduating from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR. Originally focused on clinical and structural bodywork, my studies inevitably took me towards the Osteopathic methods of Visceral and Neural Manipulation therapies. Working with athletes, professional dancers, and everyday individuals, this work has seen incredible successes—restoring function, utility, and mobility—the core mission of Movement Bodywork, my company. Working with your needs and goals, and utilizing visceral, neural, fascial and structurally focused techniques, we can establish a more functional existence in your everyday life. In addition to Bodywork, I continue to teach dance and movement theory around the Greater Northwest as the director of push/FOLD, and support my extra endeavors as a Software Developer and Instructor of Health and Movement.
Katie Marshall is an Oregon licensed acupuncturist and a NCCAOM board certified herbalist, graduating from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2010. Travelling to Nepal after graduation, Katie spent three months volunteering in a high volume, low cost medical clinic, providing nearly 400 patients were with acupuncture and herbal medicine; treating conditions such as: diabetes, gastritis, stroke sequella, skin conditions, and various types of pain, mental emotional disorders, pediatrics, and pregnancy support. In addition to her volunteer work in Nepal, Katie studied with an expert practitioner, deepening her knowledge of herbs and trigger point acupuncture. Katie has done continuing education studies at MD Anderson's Cancer Center and with Peter Holms and Tiffany Pollard in essential oils. She is also certified in sports medicine acupuncture and injury recovery, and pregnancy and labor support. Katie enjoys treating pain, injuries, digestive disorders, cancer support and women's health. Katie takes great care to ensure that the herbal products she offers come from a reputable source and produced are produced in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Katie loves the outdoors and has spent much of her life raft guiding and snowboarding. She enjoys treating all kinds of athletes, and understands injury, pain, and the importance of regaining your healthy, active lifestyle. Katie believes in the body's innate wisdom and desire to be healthy. Acupuncture is a beautiful medicine that works by creating balance from within. She is honored and excited to be a part of your journey towards a healthy, pain-free life.
Native from Japan, Fumi has been enjoying living in Oregon for over two decades. Before choosing the path of Oriental Medicine, she practiced a various styles of yoga including Astanga and Shadow Yoga for years and completed a 3-year yoga teacher training at Yoga Shala in 2009 with Matt Huish. Having worked in corporate environments, Fumi understands how easy to get into a possibly self-destructive habitual pattern. She hopes to bring her treatments to help people who seek for a transformation toward more grounded perception and receptivity in order to enjoy their lives more deeply while enhancing individual's innate healing capacity. Fumi graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with an MAcOM and also holds an MA in Asian Studies from University of Oregon. While she is not engaged in medicine and healing, she enjoys rock climbing, practicing yoga and qigong, being in the nature, sewing, cooking and calligraphy.
Partner with Angie to feel vibrant amidst the chaotic nature of life. She approaches bodywork and private yoga sessions with compassionate listening, heart-felt touch, and focused attention. During your time together, she will work with you to discover the root cause of your imbalance to heal your body and soul. As the client takes an active role in nurturing their self and unwinding old patterns, they will be more at ease within and better able to give to the world around them. Her practice serves clients with chronic pain, injury, anxiety, childhood trauma, expecting and new moms (prenatal), and those who want to consciously embody deeper states of wellness. In 2006, Angie completed her massage certification at the Maui Academy of Healing Arts and studied Neuromuscular Therapy with Jim Hackett. Her training in Lomilomi began in 2005 with Jeana Naluai. Since then, Angie has studied with Jackie Kapua Tyler, Marcia York, and most extensively with Maka’ala Yates. Maka’ala began his training in lomilomi at 6 years old and he has been teaching for over 35 years. He apprenticed with Margaret Machado for 16 years in the Kona area of the Big Island of Hawaii. She began training in Biodynamic Massage and Biodynamic Cranial Therapy with Todd Jackson in 2014 and will be beginning a mentorship with him in the fall of 2017. He has has studied craniosacral since 1994 under the guidance of a Doctor of Osteopathy, Bruno Ducoux, (France). Todd developed Biodynamic massage in 2008 based on the craniosacral method. Angie began her yoga practice with VHS tapes by Rodney Yee and DVDs by Baron Baptiste nearly 20 years ago. Since then, she has practiced with teachers of many approaches to yoga, including the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha yoga, Anusara, and Ashtanga yoga. She completed her 200 hour certification with Michele Loew at The Yoga Space in Portland, OR. Her current practice and teaching reflects her study of Inner Body yoga with Todd Jackson. This approach was developed by Donald Moyer, a student of BKS Iyengar. It helps you deepen your felt sense of the layers of your body to find greater health in the postures. Mental, physical, emotional and spiritual growth are Angie’s passion. She is constantly expanding herself through learning, seeking, and experiencing new things.
Tanya Woods has been teaching yoga since 2000, and continues to deepen her own practice both on and off the mat. She is a certified Ashtanga Yoga instructor, and has finished an additional 200 hour yoga alliance certified training with Sarah Joy Marsh in Portland, OR. Tanya teaches an intuitive flow based in therapeutic principles. She specializes in prenatal and mama and baby yoga classes. Tanya works as in a variety of modalities in her massage practice that include cranio-sacral, reiki, shamanic, bodywork, Motor vehicle rehabilitation, swedish, prenatal and postpartum. Each of her sessions is unique since it is based on intuitive as well as logical assessment. Tanya's intention is to create a space where clients feel safe and nurturtured in an environment where we work together for their healing and ultimate health.