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 (  author of "Touching Enlightenment", Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (, and Lama Drimed Norbu (  In the past decade, I spent almost a year of my life in retreat.