About Chaya

Since opening my practice in 2009 I have had the honor of supporting hundreds of women in their healing. My focus is on working with conditions related to menstruation, bladder health, digestion, pelvic health, pregnancy and postpartum.

What brought me to this work was my own struggle with and healing from Interstitial Cystitis, a debilitating bladder condition. The techniques I now offer played a major role in my path to full recovery. Through my own healing journey and my work with others, I have found that many of these conditions contain roots in early trauma experiences that can range from the trauma of a car accident or a fall to the sacrum or tailbone at a young age to sexual or emotional abuse or trauma. All the conditions that arise throughout the cycles of womanhood, from menstruation to menopause contain inherent joys and losses. In addition to the physical care I offer I hold space for the entire spectrum feelings that accompany them.

Together we can determine which techniques will best support your healing. My offerings include, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Holistic Pelvic Care™ , Posture Play and Movement Practices and deeply compassionate, insightful Health and Sexuality Coaching.



Training and practice.

I graduated from from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008. During nursing school my case of Interstitial Cystitis became unbearable. In my search for effective treatment I found and studied Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® with Rosita Arvigo and Holistic Pelvic Care™ with Tami Lynn Kent. As I was beginning my practice in 2009 I completed the Priestess Path initiation with ALisa Starkweather. ALisa became one of my great mentors and invited me to co-facilitate the Women’s Belly and Womb Conference for a number of years. She profoundly influenced me to weave women’s empowerment into my work. I am currently enrolled in Aviva Romm’s Herbal Medicine for Women Program. Zahava Griss has had a profound influence on my life and teaching about love, sex, polyamory, kink and cultural power dynamics. Bellydance, contact improvisation and yoga have been the central core of my spiritual and physical practice for over 20 years. I weave the knowledge I've gained about movement patterns and body structure into the pelvic work I do to assist clients in actively healing their own bodies.

Love and family.

I am blessed with an incredible partner and son. They both teach me about unconditional love, patience and compassion everyday. Birthing my son has expanded my capacity to love and my empathy for what women’s bodies experience in the journey of pregnancy and birth. In the face of such deeply intimate relationships, I have the opportunity to see myself more clearly, and practice the self-acceptance I strive to invite my clients to offer themselves.

Passions and hobbies.

I have a great passion for kinesthetic experiences, of which my current practices include bellydance, contact improvisation and yoga. I like to rework the statement, “Dance like no one is watching” to “Dance like EVERYONE is watching.” Express yourself shamelessly. I love being in nature, hiking, gardening, knitting and sewing.