I seek to develop relationships with my clients. A synergistic, dynamic collaboration. Each healing session builds upon the previous as I learn more about your physical body, and how and where it holds tension and memory. You become more skilled in releasing, letting go, inhaling and exhaling the knotted, constricted places. When this happens, deeper healing, relaxation and rejuvenation is unfolds, your stress is alchemized into strength. Together we create a partnership in your path to relief, joy and balanced health.
A healing alchemist aims to thrive, not just survive. Takes responsibility for their own healing. Practices working collaboratively to transmute the energy of dis-ease, and physcial tension into vigor and strength.
Is not defined by societal or past narratives related to the body, or being healed. Leans into their ancestral and ancient systems of healing, or that of other cultures with respect, humility, and regular acknowledgement of what elements are being lent to them by other cultures, i.e. not participating in
Owns their priviledge.
A healing alchemist seeks community, language, and communications outside of language to reframe, redefine, and transmute their internalized oppression, trauma, and story.
Sharing & Teaching what I most need to learn
I was introduced to the Path of Yoga during my first semester at University at the age of 18. I had been in a car accident that seized up my entire body and left me with unrelenting low back pain, Hatha Yoga practice became a part of my daily life. I continued my exploration and practiced in local ashrams, learning and practicing the Eight Limbs of Yoga with dedicated teachers from varying schools of Yogic thought.
I began experiencing increased bouts of anxiety related to childhood trauma, depression settled in, I made a series of decisions that were not in my best interest. My self worth plummeted, my place in the world felt unimportant and untethered.
I happened across a book of Acu-Yoga and a sliver of hope glimmered for me. The notion that I had the capacity to bring healing to myself and others was a buoy I clung to desperately and slowly lead to embark on a journey of studying and practicing Acupressure, Acu-Yoga and healing massage therapy.
Rebeca is a Bay Area born and raised first generation MexiJew who crawled onto the path of ancient healing systems by way of her own search for the end to her suffering. Internalized oppression, childhood sexual trauma, and recovery from substance addiction are all some of the transmuted swords and wands she wields making her way through the world. Rebeca began practicing the Eight Limbs of Yoga at age 18 with Lars Caughlin and Bobbie Norisse at SF State and has continued practicing and learning becoming a certified Yoga and Acu-Yoga "teacher", though she prefers the term, Transmitter, as students and peers are also her teachers. Rebeca began practicing the Eight Limbs of Yoga at age 18 with Lars Caughlin and Bobbie Norisse at SF State and has continued practicing and learning becoming a certified Yoga and Acu-Yoga "teacher", though she prefers the term, Transmitter, as students and peers are also her teachers. She's been practicing and offering Massage Therapy since 2004, sharing a blend of Acupressure, Swedish, Shiatsu, TuiNa, Deep Tissue, Reiki Energy, and Intuitive Touch modalities to provide immersive, trauma informed healing sessions to her clients. Her current studio is located in the Oakland Acupuncture Projects Laurel Clinic in Oakland California where she applies strict safety measures in care for herself and the community. Online classes and workshops are also a safe place to explore transforming stress into strength with the mix of functional movement, mat pilates, the Eight Limbs of Yoga and dynamic meditation for mindful movement. c. 2021