Influences


I have been taught and inspired by so many friends, family members, mentors, artists and teachers! Here are some resources that have benefited my life, and influence my work.

 

BOOKS

Health, Healing and Beyond, by TKV Desikachar

Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Secret Teachings of Plants, by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar

The Brothers Karamozov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Cien Anos de Soledad, by Gabriel García Marquez

 

MUSICIANS

Erykah Badu

Björk

Stevie Wonder

 

ALBUMS

A Love Supreme, by John Coltrane

Let’s Get Free, by Dead Prez

Black on Both Sides, by Mos Def

Le Tigre, by Le Tigre

 

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

Les Twins

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

 

TEACHERS

Carl Johns at McKinnon Body Therapy Center

Victor Dubin at NOURISH Santa Cruz

Dallas Clemmons at Saint Margaret’s Episcopal School

 

 

ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ART AND HEALTH

The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature by the National Institute of Health

Foundation for Art and Healing

Musings on Creativity & Craniosacral Therapy by Graham Kennedy