Pathways to the Heart of the Matter
Denise L. Barry M.A. 6th Dan
Teacher ~ Process Consultant
- Personal Development
- Organizational Development
- Somatic Education
- Cranial Sacral Bodywork
- Social/Emotional Intelligence
- Cultivating Presence
- Deep Listening
Denise Barry Sensei holds a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Development and a 6th Degree Black Belt in the non-violent martial art of Aikido. She is the founder and Chief Instructor of Kuma Kai Aikido in Sebastopol, CA. She began studying Aikido in 1977 and opened Kuma Kai Aikido in 1995. In addition to teaching regularly at her school in Sebastopol, Denise also teaches and consults with groups and individuals in Europe and New Zealand.
I have devoted my life to the practice and integration of the principles of Aikido. I have been blessed with the privilege of being mentored by several master teachers who studied with the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba.
In addition to this in-depth study, I am trained in the healing modalities of massage and Cranial Sacral bodywork. I have University Degrees in Psychology and Organizational Development. I am a student of the Ennea-gram and a devoted seeker of psychological and spiritual truths. All of this has led me to create the body of work that I offer today.
The essence of my work is assisting groups and individuals in establishing a deeper and more sustainable connection with themselves and their core values. It is guiding people to experience and clarify a powerful process that leads to a more balanced and better feeling place. From this core of improved functioning, one will feel empowered to skillfully relate and flow with all that life has to offer.
I use Aikido principles, Cranial Sacral body-work, dialogue, movement and energy process work to show you the way to your own well- being. I practice deep listening, embodied empathy and clear communication. This work is based on re-learning how to feel through one’s body and trusting the wisdom that comes when mind, body and spirit are working harmoniously.
To book an appointment, please contact me via my contact page.