Extending a warm invitation to join me~
learn to feel more at home and at ease in your physical body;
experience a deep felt sense of wellness and connection to flow!
Let’s Connect! Contact me to receive information on upcoming offerings, to book a session or for more information.
The mind is like the wind and the body like the sand; if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand. ~Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Hi, I'm Kaili!
I am passionate about all forms of somatic therapy, nervous system healing and the creative healing arts.
I specialize in supporting women to access their bodies innate wisdom and wholeness. And offer resources to help you connect with that place of ease and wellness within.
My wish is for everyone to experience the profound healing benefits of Craniosacral Therapy. To feel the level of relaxation, groundedness, safety, connection, nourishment and self-worth that is possible and is your birthright.
Essentially these practices helps us come back to homeostasis and balance, unblocking life-force energy so that we can come into full authentic alignement in our lives.
To check out my work in embodied movement, nature-based practices, and to try free sessions, please visit: naturebodyflow.com
STUDIES & EXPERIENCE
~Transforming Touch Therapy Practitioner (in progress) touch work for developmental trauma, work of Stephen Tyrell. 2020
~Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner (Body Intelligence Institute) 2018
~Certified Open Floor Therapeutic Dance Practioner and Facilitator (Open Floor International) 2016
~Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance (Simon Fraser University) 2013
~Homeopathic Medicine (2 years of study at the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy) 2005
~Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor for 15 years 2005
countless hours of somatic psychology and movement workshops.
support work at the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center as a trauma-informed group and yoga facilitator for people healing holistically from complex trauma and addiction.
leading many somatic yoga/ therapeutic dance workshops in British Columbia; including sessions in Vancouver, Squamish, at the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center in Paradise Valley, and at the Hollyhock Leadership Center on Cortes Island.
Somatic embodiment practices and Craniosacral therapy can inform us on a cellular level how to feel deeply nourished and thrive!
I'm grateful that you are here and curious to learn more. I am drawn to this work through witnessing powerful transformation in myself and others. These practices have been instrumental in supporting my own journey of self-discovery, embodiment, and healing.
The somatic approach was especially helpful in supporting me through a challenging health journey - a period of endocrine system imbalance and chronic stress, resulting in a highly sensitized nervous system . This was a deeply transformational time in learning how to listen to and be in alignment with my body and heart. And heal early wounds, by learning how to regulate and balance my nervous system.
Craniosacral therapy teaches us that when we create the optimal environment and conditions for healing, the innate intelligence of the body and life force energy will do the rest.
As uncomfortable as mental and physical health challenges can be, I have learned the hard way, that we are blessed when our body speaks to us -through signs and symptoms - and if we can learn to listen with awareness and compassion, our suffering can become a portal to more freedom, greater health, and alignment with our life's purpose.
I have the utmost trust and respect in the human spirit’s ability to heal and move towards possibility and growth. Inherent intelligent forces of dynamic health and well-being can flourish when we have enough safety, support, space, stillness and permission to simply be ourselves and just be.
The tricky part can be learning how to listen, feel and honor what our bodies need, without getting overwhelmed and over-identified with the suffering. And finding the practices that help us enter that restorative state of healing. I would be honored to support you in learning how to find that place of wellness and restoration within.
When we are well resourced, and our nervous system is in balance, we have more resiliency and capacity for meeting ourselves, relationships and life with the strength and courage that is required of us.
I enjoy respectfully collaborating with my clients with curiosity, loving presence, and radical acceptance.
"There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying Yes to our entire imperfect and messy life. With even a glimmer of that possibility joy rushes in."
BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.~ Hippocrates
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy (BCST) is a gentle hands-on treatment for improving the health of the whole body, especially the nervous system. The client remains fully clothed and the touch is light and still. BCST helps to balance and restore proper function in the body, while releasing the effects of stress, tension, injury and trauma. As blockages and restrictions resolve, this opens up the body's reserves of energy and capacity for repair.
In essence Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a practice that helps in creating the most optimal environment to support the intelligence of the body to heal itself. Only your body knows its capacity and direction for healing. It is the practitioners job to awaken your body’s healing potential while your body directs towards its priorities for healing.
In our fast paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. Craniosacral allows us to feel held in full presence and caring without a feeling that we need to be anything, do anything or give anything of ourselves. We can simply rest from all the roles and demands of modern life. The body and nervous system are very responsive to being held in this way and can quickly move towards a healing restorative state of stillness, spaciousness and repair. For some, just being compassionately witnessed and held in a nurturing, relational way can have profound healing effects.
The space holds the information ~Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
BCST is particularly helpful in releasing trauma patterns and recovering from the daily stresses of living in the modern world of technology and disconnection from our bodies. Trauma can be anything that's too much, too soon, or too fast for our nervous system to handle, especially if we can't reach successful resolution, meaning respond in an appropriate way at the given time. Craniosacral therapy offers a safe space for any held stress or trauma trapped in the system to emerge and resolve smoothly, decreasing the associated symptoms.
Physical trauma and emotional stress can cause one’s tissue to contract. Sometimes this tissue stays contracted. Over the years these traumas and stressors can build up, giving rise to problems on many different levels.
When the body starts to feel like a burden it is usually a good indication there is holding of unprocessed emotions, stress or trauma, or we haven’t quite learned how to navigate our emotions so they become locked into the body causing suffering and discomfort.
As blockages and restrictions resolve this opens up the bodies reserves of energy and capacity for repair. This new flow and space helps to improve immune function and response for the prevention of ill health, as well as supporting the musculoskeletal system and organs to return to balance.
Craniosacral therapy aims to treat each individual with a holistic approach, so a very wide range of situations may benefit from treatment, including some of the following:
Stress and tension-related disorders
Emotional/physical stress or trauma
Acute and chronic pain conditions
TMJ issues (jaw tightness, pain)
Highly sensitive People (HSP's) and empath overload and depletion
Pregnancy (pre and post natal)
Almost anyone can benefit from Craniosacral, as it helps to balance the Central Nervous System. BCST can assist any individual who wishes to address her/his concern from this core place with holistic benefits. This work complements other healing practices as well as medical treatment.
Settle into the here and now.
Reach down into the center where the world is not spinning and drink this holy peace.
Feel relief flood into every cell. Nothing to do.
Nothing to be but what you already are.
Nothing to receive but what flows effortlessly from the mystery into form.
Nothing to run from or toward. Just this breath, awareness knowing itself as embodiment.
Just this breath, awareness waking up to truth.
BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY & SOMATIC MOVEMENT /DANCE/YOGA RATES:
Preventative health and safety measures in place for COVID-19
Adult Craniosacral –$110 for 1 hour session. Sliding scale available.
Sessions are either offered at my residential, nature-immersed studio close to Dove Creek, 5 mins outside of Courtenay. Or alternatively at Nourish Wellness in Comox.
Teens between 13-18 years – $60 per session
For FREE online yoga & movement sessions please visit: naturebodyflow.com
Rates include GST
Payment is by CASH, CHEQUE, or E-TRANSFER
Please provide 24 hours notice to change or cancel an appointment.
The full fee will apply to late cancellations and missed appointments.
"Spending a week dancing with Kaili in Squamish alternating between the lush green wilderness and indoor sessions was a beautiful, affirming and super fun time! Kaili was able to help me turn my resistance and fear into authentic play, filled with laughter and tears. She held space for deep transformation to occur. It was such a relief to feel back in my body and take refuge there. I am still dreaming about the waterfall ritual and abundant possibility for the kind of love I want in my life. I feel grounded, brave and whole" ~ Annie Shwartzman ~ Filmmaker, New York
I acknowledge that I am privileged to enjoy living on the unceded traditional territory of the K'omoks First Nation.
Please message or call to set up an appointment and specify which location you would like to book at, Dove Creek tree studio or Nourish Wellness in Comox: 604-892-4507