Thursday, July 31, 2014

A WARM WELCOME to our new Adjunct Instructor of Polarity, Shakti Smith, LMT

Shakti has been studying Bodywork and Energy Healing since 1990 and has been professionally licensed and nationally certified in Massage since 1998. She is a Registered Polarity Therapist and and certified advanced Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner—with training at The Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Swedish Institute and SomaPsyche Institutes in New York City, and The Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage in Montreal. Her sessions and classes are also influenced by her Somatic Movement Therapy and Yoga background. With Dr. Martha Eddy, she is currently researching and writing on how Yoga practice can improve the health of the chakra and endocrine systems.

Shakti has taught Massage and Movement at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts for CEU credits, Reiki and Self Care Skills at the NYC Boys Club, Thai Yoga Bodywork at Dance New England and at Shambhala Yoga and Dance.

Shakti has experience working with populations with AIDS/HIV, Cancer, and Parkinson’s Disease. She has also worked with pregnant women since 1997; and delights in introducing children to Bodywork and Energywork. Shakti lives in Brooklyn with her husband Stewart where she maintains a private practice in Prospect Heights since 2003: PremaSoma.com.