Myra has a Masters of Arts Degree awarded 1984 in Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Therapy from the University for Humanistic Studies. Where she taught Body Mind Integration courses on faculty and worked as the Administrative Dean. From this background, she applies principles from humanistic, somatic, transpersonal, and positive psychology in her life and work. Her Bachelor of Arts Degree awarded 1980 is from the University of California in San Diego with a major in Visual Arts.
Myra is Certified Massage Therapist since 1984 through the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, C.A. In addition she completed post graduate internships and has many years of experience working in complimentary care as a Massage Therapist with acute and chronic conditions, trauma, neuromuscular facilitation, deep tissue massage, structural balancing, acupressure, and massage for working with women in the childbearing years and infants. Upon graduation she taught all levels of Massage Therapy at the International Professional School of Bodywork from 1984-1988. After moving to the East coast in 1989, she taught on faculty at the Stillpoint School of Massage, the School for Integrative Accupressure, and led the massage program on the east coast for Body Mind College.
For over 35 years Myra has been teaching and offering sessions in bodywork, movement education, and mindful embodiment practices. Her work interweaves influences from Humanistic Psychology, Somatic Movement Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Tai Chi, Body-Mind Centering®, Continuum Movement, Meditation Practices, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Osteopathy. She is known for her special co-creative relational style of working and teaching which helps to support ease and well being.
Myra has been certified for 25 years in CranioSacral Therapy. She is also certified in Osteopathy from the Osteopathie Gesellschaft Deutschland, in 2017. From 2014-2018 she assisted in teaching all the CranioSacral, Visceral and Parietal/Manual Osteopathy courses at the Osteopathie Gesellschaft Deutschland, and assisted additional courses at the Upledger and Barral Institute International (USA, Switzerland, Denmark, and Germany). She was previously trained in CranioSacral Therapy, Somato Emotional Release and Visceral Osteopathy up through the advanced levels at the Upledger Barral Institute in the US from 1994-2004, taking some of the advanced classes directly with John Upledger and Jean Pierre Barral.