Professional Body-Mind Training
I have practiced bodywork professionally for nearly a decade, having accumulated more than 1,000 hours of bodywork training from premier schools including Esalen Institute and Mckinnon. In 2011, I received a degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University. Since then, I completed a three-year training in Somatic-Experiencing Trauma Therapy. I also completed a year-long counseling psychology certificate training with InterChange Counseling Institute. In 2015, I was elected to be a counseling skills teacher on the InterChange Leadership Team,
I have devoted several thousands hours to the practice of meditation. My father, James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy, is a founding Buddhist teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation center. I am a dedicated practitioner of somatic meditation, and the "Natural Awareness" teachings of Tibet. My primary meditation teachers are Dr. Reggie Ray (dharmaocean.org) author of "Touching Enlightenment", Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (gomdeusa.org), and Lama Drimed Norbu (esalen.org/person/lama-drimed). In the past decade, I spent almost a year of my life in retreat.