Jaye is an educator, holistic bodywork practitioner and martial artist. She teaches and guides students and clients from a place of curiosity and discovery, opening pathways towards their own potential for cultivating wellness in their lives. Originating the culture of Somatic Warriorship, and utilizing the practices of Martial Movement, MogaDao Qigong, Yoga and meditation, Jaye’s instruction encourages students to resource their own innate energy of vitality.
Jaye brings years of therapeutic practice as a bodywork practitioner to her teaching atmosphere and holistic treatments. Her wellness and movement ethos is informed by a lifetime of high level athletic training, martial arts (Jujutsu, Aikido, Iaido, Taiji, Qigong, Gongfu) experience, yoga and dance study. Jaye’s bodywork study began in northern Thailand in 2009 where she spent 3 years apprenticing with Pichest Boonthume, a master instructor of Thai bodywork. Learning an Eastern modality while immersed in the culture from which it originated allowed her to travel deeply into the cultural, medicinal, and historical roots of the practice. In 2012 she returned to Oregon to complete her certification in massage and then went on to study in London with a master’s degree in Complementary Medicine.
Jaye’s love of movement led to extensive study in Contact Dance Improvisation and Somatic Studies. These explorations paired well with Hakkoryu Jujutsu, a Japanese martial art in which Jaye holds a second degree black belt. Study and teaching certifications at the MogaDao Institute led to a refinement of her teaching capacity, theoretical understanding and psychospiritual nuance. Currently Jaye resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offering bodywork treatments as well as teaching both online and in person classes and workshops.