Sakti Rose, Trauma Treatment, San Rafael, 415-339-7822
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
ABOUT SAKTI

In 1974, I connected to my first spiritual teacher.  In NYC, I became one of the early yoga teachers. Yoga was very foreign to most mainstream Americans in those days.. My teacher was Swami Satchidaananda, a genuine master in the art of yoga. He is known for his early poster taken in Hawaii on a surfboard doing tree pose. He said,”You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf.” 

In 1975, I became a student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and studied Vajrayana and Shambhala Buddhism. After his death, I spent many moons traveling to Asia and studying with great Dzogchen and Vajrayana masters, including the father of my present teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

In 1995, I met the remarkable master Venerable Ruth Denison, the first western woman chosen to teach by Burmese Sayagyi U Ba Khin. She has been a beacon to my spiritual unfolding and has been my personal guide for training in her unique expression of Buddhism and her love for all beings.

Thoughout this time, I have been training clinically to work with the difficulties we find on our path. Study at Naropa Institute grounded me in joining East and West psychological methods to help those in great mental suffering. I received my M.A. in Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado (1984) and worked many years at the Boulder Mental Health Agency as well as Maitri Psychological Services, a service dedicated to working with severe mental disorders in a home setting.

Since then, I have been working as a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and continue to work as a senior assistant to trainings around the world. (See what is Somatic Experiencing to see if this would be a good fit for your dilemma.)

For the past decade, I have taught mind/body medicine and MBSR (mindfulness meditation) in many Bay area hospitals, corporations, and meditation centers.

I currently teach Mindfulness Meditation classes at Kaiser facilities, and meditation centers.

I practice Buddhist meditation in the Tibetan tradition of Vajrayana, Dzogchen and., Shambhala. I have practiced and studied for many years in the Advaita and yoga traditions.

When not engaged in personal and interpersonal practice, I love to hike, snorkle, and generally be in the elements.

For me, spiritual, psychological and somatic personal work leads to the insights so important to healing – for the whole being.  This whole body healing is key to regulating this organism through the pains of trauma.

I am authorized to give consultations and individual sessions on all levels for SEPs in training.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 
 
 
at home in the garden
Sakti

There is a garden in your heart.. look there for more beautiful flowers than any you can find outside..... Rumi