Yoga and massage

Barbara has been a follower of yoga since 1968. She first studied with Swami Kriyananda (J Donald Walters), direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and founder of the Ananda communities in the USA and Italy.

Her other major teacher was Helene Vreeland, working in the traditions of Vedanta and BKS Iyengar’s hatha yoga.

She has trained and certified in massage therapies with the Healing Arts Institute, California, under Dr. James Mally and his associates, the Kevala Centre UK, and James Waslaski. She uses her own blend of Swedish, manual therapy, myofascial release, orthopaedic and champissage modalities in her massage work.

Barbara’s understanding of anatomy and body movement informs her ability to work with clients' soft-tissue problems to help alleviate physical and emotional pain and promote greater flexibility of body and spirit.

She blends massage and yoga to create personalized healing and therapy programs.