Welcome to Saffron Sun Healing Arts!
My intention is to provide the highest quality holistic care and guidance to individuals seeking vibrant health and wellness. Integrating the healing tools of Ayurveda, Thai bodywork & medicine, yoga, massage, and meditation, we begin a journey together bringing you back into harmony with your true nature. Educating the community about yoga, Ayurveda and therapeutic bodywork is my passion.
In addition to my private practice in beautiful downtown Whitefish, Montana, I also offer community meditations, educational workshops and weekly yoga classes in the Flathead Valley.
My office is part of a therapeutic wellness collective. This healing space is an integration of acupuncturists www.whitefishacu.com/ and massage & bodyworkers dedicated to holistic health.
Bodywork & Massage
I am Licensed Massage Therapist trained in Thai massage & medicine, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue and Swedish massage. I have a holistic approach to bodywork, and honor the client’s specific needs in treatment.
I'm certified and trained in Thai bodywork with Jennifer Vanderburg of Montana Thai Therapeutics through the highly esteemed Naga Center of Portland, Oregon. www.nagacenter.org/ Internationally I have trained in Thailand under Mama Lek(rest in peace) in Chiang Mai and the Pai Traditional Thai Massage School. A therapeutic Thai bodywork session involves opening the channels of the body(wind gates) through Sen line work, increasing circulation with deep compression of the tissues, coaxing length into the body through traction of the limbs and range of motion movements to lubricate the joints. This meditative style of bodywork is both calming and energizing.
Depending on your needs, your therapeutic bodywork session may include hot herbal compresses, gua sha, tuning forks and medicinal liniments or balms. I use only the highest quality Ayurvedic herbal oils for massage and Florecopia essential oils.
30 years ago I found myself in Berkeley, CA stepping onto the yoga mat and into a diverse world of so much more! It was the foundation of yoga practice, that led me to study many ancient traditions of medicine, movement and meditation. I received my 200 YTT from Bhodi Yoga International, in Valencia, Spain www.bodhiyoga.es/ focused on a weaving of traditional Buddhist teachings, mindfulness, metta (loving kindness), pranayam and classical hatha asana. My yoga classes are thoughtfully planned and sequenced according to the season, time of day and doshic nature of the students with focus on the breath, fluid movement and mindful alignment. I offer public and private yoga classes and workshops in the valley. Click here to see my current public teaching schedule.
I am a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and have been practicing for over a decade. I graduated in 2006 from the Ayurvedic Academy of Seattle (now Kerala Ayurveda), and continued with the International Academy of Ayurveda in Pune, India, acquiring over 800 hours in Ayurvedic training. I often teach the Ayurvedic curriculum of yoga teacher training programs in Oregon and Montana.
My approach to healthcare is one of practicality, where ancient wisdom meets a modern world. Diet and nutrition based on the individual's constitution according to the 5 elements, a custom tailored daily routine, herbal recommendations, yoga practices, meditation, pranayam and supportive lifestyle guidance are all part of an in-depth Ayurvedic consultation.
244 Spokane Ave. Ste 7
Whitefish, MT 59937