Hello, beautiful you! I’m Janine. I believe in the power of words, images, ritual, silence, prayer, conscious movement, and intentional touch. Not to mention good old-fashioned fun and laughter.

My formal and informal studies include poetry, visual art, massage therapy, tarot, Spanish, and the moon. Since 2010 I have been attending Ayurveda and yoga workshops and retreats with Myra Lewin at Hale Pule, where I learned the daily practices of pranayama and meditation.

I love to dance, hike, cook beans and rice, spend time with family and friends, and travel with my husband. We walked the Camino de Santiago in 2015 and recently spent time in Guanajuato, Mexico studying Spanish and experiencing the Day of the Dead. 


Education and Licensure

Licensed Massage Therapist in Hawaiʻi, MAT #15517

Certificate in General Massage Therapy and Specialty Massage Therapy, Kapiʻolani Community College, 2017

MFA in Poetry, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 2007

MA in Poetry, Portland State University, 2005

BA in English and Art, Whitworth University, 1996

Mililani High School, 1992

Additional Training in Massage and Bodywork

The Art of the Traditional Hawaiian Massage, Lomilomi, as taught by Kumu Hula Malia Helela, Honolulu, HI, March 20-24 2018.

Structural Essentials: Arches and Legs presented by Tom Meyers, Honolulu, HI, February 22-23 2018.

Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function presented by Tom Meyers, Honolulu, HI, February 19-21, 2018.

Ayurvedic Marma Bodywork Training presented by Myra Lewin at Hale Pule, Anahola, HI, June 15-21 2017.