Carmen has long believed in the body's innate wisdom and capacity for resilience. Her work as a Yoga Therapist and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner embodies this conviction. She supports clients who are dealing with stress and anxiety disorders and those seeking general mind-body support or embodied shifts along their life path. She uses mind-body awareness, gentle pendulation, and somatic interventions to help restore nervous system regulation. As a trained wellness coach she also helps clients move forward with their visions and goals integrating positive psychology and motivational interviewing with somatic awareness.
Carmen draws on over two decades of yoga and mindfulness practices, and a decade of yoga and mindfulness teaching when supporting clients’ embodied wellness journeys. She completed her 500 hour (RYT) Yoga Therapy training at Purusha Yoga in San Francisco, a three-year professional Somatic Experiencing® training at Somatic Experiencing International®, is a certified Veterans Yoga Project teacher, as well as a trained wellness coach with the Kresser Institute.
Carmen serves on the Board of Directors of Somatic Experiencing International® and the Reciprocity Foundation, both of which are dedicated to supporting trauma resolution and resiliency. She is also a volunteer Somatic Experiencing® practitioner at the Reciprocity Foundation. She formerly practiced immigration law for over sixteen years. Carmen is fluent and can provide sessions in Spanish.
Carmen currently offers SE sessions on a sliding scale of $65 - $120 per session.