Pia began in the health and healing profession as a Massage Therapist at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (Stockbridge, MA 1993). She subsequently took courses in Craniosacral Therapy as well as Visceral Manipulation through the Upledger Institute. Her passion for learning about the body and healing expanded to include Hands-on-Healing and Energy Medicine which she learned at the Victoria Merkle Center of Energy Medicine (VMCEM) with Victoria Merkle, Ph.D. and Gordon Merkle L.Ac.. Having taken the Center’s Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, she has been on staff at the VMCEM and has received a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Healing Science (2002) through the VMCEM in conjunction with the New Mexico Theological Seminary.
“We are privileged to have Pia on staff at the Victoria Merkle Center of Energy Medicine. Her commitment to service of others through the healing process and the depth of her skill and understanding place her in the rare category.”
Victoria Merkle, Ph.D. Founder/Director VMCEM
“The commitment to my own healing as well as the healing work I have learned and practiced have provided many avenues for my growth and development. My depth of awareness, ability to perceive subtle energies and overall personal strength have significantly increased. I desire to share the wisdom and insights I gave garnered from my own journey towards optimal health and vitality with those who have a longing to realize the same in their lives.”
Pia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and has also completed post-graduate work in Pharmacology and Physiology as well as graduate work in Health Education.