“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 have gained from my own journey towards optimal health and vitality with those who have a longing to realize the same in their lives.”
My experience in the health and healing profession as a massage therapist at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (Stockbridge, MA 1993). Subsequently, I took courses in Craniosacral Therapy as well as Visceral Manipulation through the Upledger Institute. My passion for learning about the body and healing expanded to include hands-on healing and energy medicine which I 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, I was on staff at the VMCEM (1998–2018) and have received a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Healing Science (2002) through the VMCEM in conjunction with the New Mexico Theological Seminary.
“We have been 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 of VMCEM
I have studied and practiced various forms of Lymph Drainage Therapy and am certified in Manual Lymph Drainage through the Vodder School and Lymphedema Therapy through ILWTI/Monarch Continuing Education.
My Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology is from Vanderbilt University and I have also completed post-graduate work in Pharmacology and Physiology as well as graduate work in Health Education.