From my heart to yours, allow me to introduce you to Two Hearts Wellness™ and to my health coach, Asian bodywork therapy, and fitness/wellness services. I am a former academic, a forever scholar and educator, and a passionate health and wellness advocate.
I spent my formative years either in graduate school or in academia but I also have extensive experience in strength training and fitness/wellness. Growing up in Santa Barbara, California meant that I spent my life at either the beach or at the gym. While pursuing my doctorate in Hispanic literature, I worked in the weight room at Indiana University and was an elected representative on the student health/wellness advisory committee. During school breaks, I’d often go with my best friend to her family’s home in Chicago. While there, I would sigh over the library of my bestie’s dad (a retired orthopedic surgeon) and say, “If I had two lives to live, I’d be an orthopedic doctor.”
When the time came to leave academia, I knew just what I wanted to do. I LOVE muscles and bones and could not be more excited to be formally studying integrative and traditional Chinese medicine now.
Indeed, I have in fact prolonged my misspent youth by returning to graduate school. Currently, I am working towards a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I genuinely love working with patients who have musculoskeletal issues, digestive problems, and/or anxiety/stress challenges. Outside of the student clinic, I am a certified health coach, a certified personal trainer, a Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructor, a second-degree Reiki practitioner, and–last but certainly not least–I am certified through the AOBTA to provide Asian Bodywork (Chinese tui na-style) therapy. I am specializing in musculoskeletal pain while in school. Post-graduation, I want to work with injured athletes, folks who are challenged by anxiety, people who need support for their digestive function, and with those who simply want to nurture and balance their health. To make things fun, I also plan to offer facial rejuvenation and other esthetic acupuncture treatments as part of the spectrum of the aforementioned health-nurturance plans.
As a fitness-wellness coach and educator now, I focus on positive, mindful, affirmative coaching and on guiding my clients toward body awareness so that they can knowledgeably build a solid foundation of balance, flexibility, and strength. In my role as a bodywork therapist, I “listen” with my hands and am genuinely able to connect with what the individual most needs in that moment. I love practicing tui na with all my heart and am always so happy to bring joy and ease to those who come to me for bodywork therapy.
So…are you looking for an intuitive bodyworker who knows and loves muscles and bones? Do you want to work with a health coach who listens and who truly hears you, one who is smart, passionate, knowledgable, and enthusiastic about you and your long-term health gains? One who can construct an effective fitness program that nurtures your health and genuinely enriches you in a way that complements your life and your schedule?
You’ve found the right place. Welcome to Two Hearts Wellness™ for balanced fitness in your busy world.
Note: Two Hearts Asian bodywork therapy is available by appointment on Sundays and Mondays at 2919 Manchaca Rd., Ste. 101 in Austin, TX 78704 (located inside Heather Gordon Spa and Wellness). Meetings for health coaching and personal training can be set up for varying times during the week. Here is the link to make an online appointment for bodywork: