In the session room, classroom, lecture hall, or a professional mentoring relationship with Dina, one gains access to a deep well of free flowing healing wisdomHer style is a synthesis of more than two decades of education and professional service. 

About Dina


Girl from the North Country…

I lived my entire childhood in a small northern Minnesota town and received a sturdy foundation from that.  I was a little girl when I first began wondering about more than I could see or touch. 

I formally began exploring energy, consciousness, spirituality and healing arts practices from ancient and modern traditions in 1984.


I believe in magic...


I am certified in multiple modalities for working with the human energy system body, mind and spirit… 


Board Certified Polarity Practitioner; 

Registered Polarity Educator  

VCSW – Visionary Cranial Sacral Work 



Mind/Body Wellness Practitioner:

Includes; Life coaching, Hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, auricular therapy, homeopathy

Thai Yoga Therapy

Hatha Yoga Instructor


Holistic Nutritional Specialist;

Diploma of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu


I received an award and a grant for my work…

Master Level Energy Arts Instructor Award – 2005, Life Energy Inst.


National Endowment of the Arts Grant – 2005, Three month summer program “Reclaiming the Goddess” with incarcerated female youth – Art program of discovery, with Myrna Castaline and Wendy Clarke – Sacred Movement, Mask Making and Video.


My richly diverse practice, allows me a wide range of people to work with.  


Instructor in accredited schools since 1998…

Intensive 2-6 day workshops for:

Life Energy Institute (formerly Polarity Healing Arts), LA, ’98-present

The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, ’98-present

Institute of Psycho-Structural Balance (IPSB), LA, ’98-2006

Polarity Yoga, NY, 2007-2008


Writer and contributor…

I am honored to have written and contributed additional program classes, CEU classes, classroom workbook texts, Polarity Thai Yoga class series, and student support in amazing learning environments of LEI, SWIHA, and IPSB. 

I am also a published photographer, and author of articles on healing, energy, and socio-political topics.


Circles, workshops, and talks in other places…

Since the 80's I’ve been teaching and talking in many venues, on a variety of different topics, in person and on-line, including; women's circles, sacred movement, energy management, cleanse and nutrition, healthy cooking, spiritual studies, and conscious living. 



Much of my joy is centered around the mentoring of individuals in spiritual and life development, and mentoring those enrolled in formal school programs in preparation for professional practice.


Clinical Practice…

Since 1997, I’ve practice cranial sacral therapy at our local clinic -Topanga Acupuncture, specializing in; trauma shock, brain and spinal injury, TMJ disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, anxiety, depression, and nervous system issues.


Private Practice…

Therapist, counselor, clairvoyant


Other interests of study…

An avid reader and thirsty learner, my primary areas of interest and extensive study beyond the above mentioned have been: process oriented counseling, mythology, meditation, shamanism, writing, ritual and ceremony, ancient and modern spiritual traditions and methods, death midwifery, birth doula, music, movement, gardening, history & evolution of humanity, symbology, numerology, divination practices, women's studies, and anything that nurtures the body, and spirit consciousness.


photo by Nicolas Sage

"Dina is a superbly talented teacher. She showed a strong desire to connect with every student, she could gauge where each one was with the material, and she excelled at making sure that whatever level they were at they could get what they needed from the class to go to the next level." J.S. Los Angeles, CA