Philosophy and practice are two interconnected aspects of yoga integrated into lifestyle and activated in self-study practice. Hillery shares her knowledge based in years of self-study and practice. She gives you opportunities to blow away unhelpful programming and trust your inner intelligence.

Hillery’s objective is to provide customized massage artistry informed by the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, Ayurveda, Breema Bodywork, and Permaculture with an emphasis on restorative and preventative health care.

Her extensive qualifications and breadth of knowledge span the physical and subtle body, including:

  • Empathetic Kinesiology: Keen ability to sense accumulations and pain in the tissue
  • Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue: Knowledge of origins/insertions, antagonist relationships and injury/overuse pain patterns
  • Swedish Massage
  • Neuromuscular Treatment (NMT)
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Treatment of Diaphragm, Psoas and Anterior Neck
  • Subtle body anatomy: Entering and existing through the koshas
  • Ceremonial Bodywork: Use of silent invocation and mantra to hold the container for the whole session
  • Passive movement and breath coaching: RE-member and create new muscle memories accessing the parasympathetic realm of transformation
  • Ability to put new patients at ease and achieve deep relaxation

She continually nurtures her passion through education and has studied a variety of disciplines:

  • 1000 hour Massage Licensing Program, Brian Utting School of Massage, Seattle, WA 2003
  • Non-Violent Communication with Marshall Rosenburgh, Seattle WA 2006
  • Permaculture Certification, Earth Activist Training with Starhawk, Sebastopol CA 2006
  • Seeds for the Future, The Work That Reconnects Facilitator Training with Joanna and Fran Macy, Westwind OR, 2008
  • Breema Bodywork, Brittenbush Hotsprings, OR 2008
  • National Certification for Massage and Bodywork, 2010
  • Pennsylvania State Licensed Massage Therapist, 2010
  • 5 Day Seminar Jin Shin Jyutsu: Philomena Dooley, Woodstock NY 2012
  • Hot Basalt and Cold Marble stone therapy, Nature’s Stones, Bucks County Community College, 2011
  • LomiLomi Intensive, Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim, Moravian College PA 2012
  • Yoga Anatomy and Therapeutics 100 hours, YOGADHARMA, Amy Meade, Buckingham PA 2012
  • Tibetan Heart Yoga Immersion 100 hour, YOGADHARMA, Amy Meade, Buckingham PA 2013
  • 5 Day Seminar Jin Shin Jyutsu: Philomena Dooley, Morristown Hospital NJ 2013
  • 5 Day Seminar Jin Shin Jyutsu, part 1: Petra Elmendorff, New York City NY 2013
  • Yoga Teacher Training 300 hours, YOGADHARMA with Will and Amy Meade, Buckingham PA 2014
  • 5 Day Seminar Jin Shin Jyutsu, Jed Schwartz, Woodstock NY 2014
  • Board Certification for National Licensing: NCBTMB, 2014
  • Ayurveda Yoga Specialist, Kathryn Templeton, Himilayan Institute 2015
  • Nuad Boran: Vedic Thai Assisted Yoga Massage, Mukti Michael Buck, Philadelphia PA 2015
  • Abhyanga and Garshana, Hilary Garivaltis, Kripalu MA 2016
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu Certification Program, Jed Schwartz, Susan Schwartz, Anita Willoughby, Iole Lebensztajn, MD, Morristown Hospital NJ, To be completed October 2016

Hillery’s experience exemplifies her commitment to the healing arts:

  • Alchemical Healing Practitioner at Integrative Healing Arts, Vashon Island WA, 2003-2005
    • Worked primarily with Clients who were going through cancer and using Alchemical healing to amplify their healing capacity and decrease pain from side-effects of drugs as well as end of life care and support
  • Licensed Massage Therapist at Cornerstone Athletic Club, Doylestown PA, 2010-2012
    • Worked two days a week serving the club clientele
    • Emphasizing injury prevention
  • Licensed Massage Therapist at Chiropractic Healing Arts, Quakertown PA, 2010-2015
    • Worked with owner/chiropractor to build massage practice serving Auto Injuries, Workman’s Comp, and Well-maintenance massage
    • Proficient at SOAP charting and client treatment plans in collaboration with chiropractic care
  • Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist at Roots & Wings Therapeutic Bodywork, Quakertown PA, 2010-Present
    • Practice located in Himalayan Institute affiliated yoga studio: Moondog Yoga
    • Integrate massage and bodywork offering clients Vedic Thai assisted yoga-massage, Deep Tissue, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and Alchemical Healing
    • Offering of Far-Infrared technology to detox and energize body: Sauna and Amethyst & Tourmaline BioMat

Hillery has been a member of the American Massage Therapist Association since 2010 and Yoga Alliance since 2014.