Testimonials

blurred-sky

i was born with a pelvic distortion that created a lifelong twist and imbalance in the my lower back, hips, legs, and feet. The head injuries i had added chronic neck tension to that. I’ve lived a rugged life farming and homesteading, and rely solely on holistic care to sustain me: Nature, plant medicine, yoga, chiropractic, and expert bodywork. Yolanda’s Bodywork Immersion was miraculous for me. We met monthly for almost a year, and in the 7th session, my hips became level for the first time ever in my life! In fact, my whole body changed during that year. Yolanda’s subtle knowledge of the inner body is incredible, and nobody understands human structure – or how to realign it – like her

MPP, Director Philo School of Herbal Energetics; Bodywork since 2013

Yoga with you has changed my life! You see our bodies and adjust us like nobody else can,       and i’ve learned how one tiny shift in my joint position can eliminate pain right away. Feeling my “inner body” open up, and connecting with places deep inside i never knew existed, is exciting beyond words!

 RS, Fort Bragg: Yoga Therapy since 2013; Bodywork 2015

One year ago I did life-changing bodywork with Yolanda. My “anniversary tune-up” last week reminded me just how deeply penetrating her touch, energy, and wise words are.

I first contacted Yolanda because I was concerned about possible spinal degeneration and poor alignment, and we agreed on a bodywork series to rebalance my spinal curves. After leaving the first session, I was unexpectedly challenged by an angry verbal assault. With strength and clarity from that session, I held my center, terminated that relationship, and felt complete. Also after that session, I began sleeping on my back comfortably for the first time in many years. Yolanda’s bodywork series helped free me of some of the anxiety and fear that has plagued me nightly since infancy. I’d never said a word to her about this birth trauma, or not being able to sleep soundly on my back.

In our work together, words and colors came to me, and by the end of our series, many of my back issues resolved, and I felt rested, hopeful, and alive! I deeply crave the richness of our weekly sessions, but I continue to benefit from the transformative, lasting effects of Yolanda’s healing bodywork.

CM, Mendocino: Bodywork since 2013

As a gardener, the richness of Emerald Green oil and salve helps my hands a lot. It also seems good for my joints. Your Brahmi Gold Deep Healing Oil has a more relaxing effect overall. i get a whole-body sense of well being.

JA, Oakland: Bodywork & Yoga since 2006

When I started yoga, Yolanda knew exactly how to work with me. She is masterful in this regard, challenging each person in a way that supports rapid progress while respecting who they are. Then, our CranioSacral bodywork sessions cleared out old emotional toxins and enabled me to conceive. We opened the way together, and i have two healthy beautiful children now!

LC, Chiropractor, Denver: Yoga & Bodywork 1998-present

After lifelong difficulty breathing, I’m communicating with my asthma now… and teaching my lungs how to stretch, breathe, and trust again!

RS, Fort Bragg: Yoga Therapy since 2013; Bodywork 2015

The tenderizing touch of your being and way of seeing…my melting, hearing you to invite me to melt more…and now the soothing pulse that flows so easily within… Blessings on the unimpeded current of your flow, and for dissolving whatever people bring you to help free.

SW, Berkeley: Yoga & Bodywork since 2004

Our work yesterday was powerful! A big release in my right shoulder; at the heart center, more space to breathe. Last night before bed i massaged my feet with your Brahmi Gold Oil, then dreamed that many people on city street were carrying copies of my new book. Woo-hoo! How auspicious!!

JA, Oakland: Bodywork & Yoga since 2006

The way you placed me with my feet against the wall and coached my breathing has made a big difference in my alignment, especially in standing poses. Often now i can feel my breath in the scoliotic curve of my right midback, though not always. More than anything, the deep listening we did together has been very sustaining in my practice and my life.

MR, Oakland, author and yogini: Advanced Yoga since 2014

Although i trust Yolanda’s knowledge and advice completely, i was a skeptic about her herbal oils. But after my first time oiling, i woke up with a deep sense of well being. Then i couldn’t take my bottle on the plane. Ten days later, i returned, gave oiling another try, and that sense of well being took hold again. Now i’m an enthusiastic fan of Abhyanga (daily oiling) and a devoted customer of Yolanda’s healing oils and salves. i will add that she earned my trust through the years of care and treatment i received in her Yoga Therapy classes, and private yoga and bodywork sessions. We have also done 2 awesome Healing Immersion Retreats with her up near Mendocino. i was in my 60’s with a frozen shoulder and stiffness everywhere when i met her. You would not recognize me now!

JB, Oakland: Bodywork & Yoga since 2006

Since our first series of bodywork and yoga, i feel better and know how to get myself out of neck pain. Besides that, i can’t wait to get up and practice yoga in the morning! i’m much more energetic, confident, and inspired to take better care of myself – and give my body what it needs!

JA, Fort Bragg: Yoga Bodywork & Plant Medicine 2013 – present

Those “cookie cutter” yoga classes never worked for us. Your classes were always so different. We just love your style; it’s slow, personal, and we get it. With you our bodies change right away! We can’t wait to come to Mendocino for our Personal Transformation Retreat!

MB & GB, sisters, Oakland: Yoga since 2005; Bodywork now too

Yolanda is a woman and teacher for our times. Ours are the times of the Great Turning, and Yolanda knows it. Adding her part to the universal flow, she greets each person with recognition for their unique being, meeting them where they are, leading them safely and gently to more of themselves. Under her watchful eyes it is possible to relax fully; in her glowing presence you’re inspired to access your body’s deep awareness; within her soft guidance healing simply occurs.

CH, Fort Bragg, Yoga & Bodywork since 2014

I had a serious knee surgery that left a big scar, then recently a bad fall on the other knee – along with 2 shoulder surgeries and 8 concussions in the past. Lately i’ve noticed my legs getting stiffer and stiffer, even though i stretch and work out with a trainer.  My friend knew Yolanda could help me, and set us up to meet. In 15 minutes, Yolanda explained to me how scar tissue can tighten the whole body internally by pulling on my fascia everywhere; then she showed me how to align my knees and shins and release the scar tissue myself. Right away, my legs felt better, and my knees are now more supple than they’ve been in years! i can hardly believe the difference!

PF, Caspar CA: Bodywork & Scar Tissue Release client 2014

I love your passion and authenticity! Nobody else is talking about our potential for Quantum Evolution! We all know the system is broken, but most people just keep taking drugs that are poisoning them because they think it’s their only choice. Thank you for REALLY helping us hear, and answer, our bodies’ cries for help!

RM, Fort Bragg CA: Bodywork & Scar Tissue Release, 2015 ongoing