Camellia’s inherent path of wellness and healing comes under the tutelage of her maternal grandmother at an early age, exposure to Chinese folklore medicine, aromatic ritual practices, and reverence. These early experiences shaped and ultimately informed her career in the holistic health and wellness industry.
As a highly acclaimed Licensed Massage Therapist, Camellia has spent close to two decades working in holistic integrative medical establishments and reputable spas before she co-founded a wellness center in the heart of New York City. Certified in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Roger Gilchrist in 2013, it enabled Camellia’s work to deepen into the subtle energetic field and fluid rhythms of the body to support greater resiliency for the nervous system. She holds a Certificate on Hands on Trauma training informed by Peter Levine’s work with Osteopath and Craniosacral Therapist, Katherine Ukleja, DO of the Karuna Institute in England.
Aromatherapy has always been woven into the heart of her bodywork practice and in 2018 Camellia embarked on a Foundation Aromatherapy Level 1 certification training with Jade Shutes and David Crow of Floracopeia. Her handcrafted aromatic product line, Root and Resin, is designed with the intention to support ritual and embodied awareness to facilitate balance and wellbeing. In 2019, she co-led a wellness program with a focus on resilience and trauma for the staff of emergency room doctors and nurses at Lenox Health Greenwich Village, NYC under the Northwell Health Medical System.
A consummate student, Camellia’s deepening of somatic practice as it relates to understanding and healing of stress and trauma of the nervous system is supported by the current study of the work of yoga teacher, Patty Townsend of Embodyoga®. She is currently enrolled with Deb Dana and Stephen Porges, in the “Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class”.