Today we’d like to introduce you to Brooke Becker.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I’ve been involved in the healing arts for over 30 years – this year, 32 to be exact. It began in Florida. In the same year, 1990, I joined a TaiChi school and then met and began training with my first spiritual teacher, Stephanie Lee / Light Touch Healer. I learned how to meditate and when I could sit quietly for 45 m minutes, Stephanie introduced laying on of hands healing. Working with Stephanie, I felt that I had come home and experienced an insatiable desire to learn more.
I apprenticed Stephanie for three years studying Mindfulness Meditation, Light Integration Therapy, and Channeling. In 1996, I received a degree in Massage Therapy, and then went on to receive certifications in TaiChi and Qigong with Master Gus Rubio and Grand Master Kenny Back Chin, Shiatsu with Bob Lunior, Mother Massage (pre and postnatal) with Elaine Stillerman, Visionary Cranial Sacral Therapy with Hugh Milne and Medical Qi Gong Therapy with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson.
Recently I’ve added Cupping, Myofascial Therapy and I was a Soigneur for a professional men’s cyclocross cycling team. That was a great experience, working with elite athletes and their challenges. Having said that, I do enjoy working with the weekend warrior, helping them achieve their goals in their respective sports, and work through injuries. I love problem-solving!
I’m from the Eastern US. I had a center in Fairfield, CT where I taught Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Family Style, as well as many different Qi Gong forms (I am a SiFu in the Internal Chinese Martial Arts). I led Mindfulness Meditation classes. The bodywork I did there was a fair amount of massage and craniosacral therapy dealing with TMJD and other emotional/spiritual issues. When I moved home to the Buffalo, NY area, my table work shifted to more sports-oriented work. For 5 years, I maintained both offices in NY and CT.
How I ended up in CO is a fun story. I met a wonderful man through a mutual friend at the end of 2018. We distance dated during 2019, then 2020 rolled around with the Pandemic starting up. We decided to spend the Pandemic time together. NY or CO? We weren’t sure where we would spend it. As it turned out, my business was shut down (all gyms, spas, salons, etc.) so it was CO for the Pandemic. I had to travel back East to close my offices, and have been here ever since.
My healing and teaching philosophy is that I believe it is our birthright as humans to live as peaceful, happy, and engaged beings. Because I integrate many different modalities into my work from the very physical work of deep tissue and sports massage to the very subtle of craniosacral therapy and energy balancing, I call what I do Multi-Dimensional Therapy. With any of my work, the spiritual heart connection is important. The spiral journey to the heart, intrinsic to Multi-Dimensional Therapy, helps us to resonate at our true frequency, thereby activating our inherent healing consciousness. When the 4 bodies are in the process of aligning, (physical, emotional, mental energetic/spiritual) there is a natural spiraling progression to the heart that evokes feelings of restoration, peace, and inspiration. This is our natural state where the individual heart resonates clearly with the higher divine Spirit. Each journey to the heart is unique. The individual spirit path is about going within, to the heart, to the sacred I AM, reconnecting with Creator /Spirit in a direct and accessible way so that Self-realization is possible.
MASSAGE THERAPY& OTHER BODYWORK:
Nationally Certified licensed massage therapist
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 1997
Medical Qi Gong Practitioner since 2004 with a concentration in oncology
Certified Shiatsu Therapist since 1997
Certified Visionary Craniosacral Therapist, 2001
Certified prenatal massage therapist, 1998
TAI CHI CHUAN/QI GONG/MEDITATION:
Has studied, taught, and practiced Tai Chi Chuan, different styles of Qi Gong, and Meditation for the past 32 years.
Granted the title of SiFu in the Chinese Internal Martial Arts, 2013
One of two fully-accredited instructors in the United States of the Hua Shan Pai Qi Gong since 1992
Completed the Five Mindfulness Trainings in Buddhism through Thich Nhat Hanh’s Blue Cliff Monastery and the European Institute of Applied Buddhism. Given the name, “Peaceful Breath of the Heart”.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Skidmore College
Award-Winning Author For Best Children’s Books, 2007, The Sammy Blizzard series of books.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Yogi Satchidananda is quoted as saying, ” Life must be a challenge, only then it is exciting.” I have experienced a challenging and exciting life. Before bodywork, I’ve been a tennis teaching pro, stunt woman in films, actor, model…I always followed my heart believing that it was my true north. It has proven time and time again to be so. Many highs and lows, yet in the end, it all worked out for the good.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Most likely what sets me apart from others is my longevity and experience in the healing arts field. I’ve worked with so many, realizing the patterns in the body and how the body handles stress, trauma, and other challenges. My specialties would be working with athletes of all skill levels, helping them achieve their goals, and I enjoy working with those who suffer from headaches, migraines, and TMJD. I’m known for blending modalities in order to bring balance and healing to the body. I pull from many different areas in my life in order to facilitate health for the client. At the Niwot Inn Spa, I’m not booked tightly so I can spend time with each client in an interview at the beginning of the session, going over their intake form and what their goals are. We have air purifiers in the treatment rooms, as well as offering complimentary aromatherapy for our clients when prone (face down) in the headrest. The scent helps to keep nasal passages open and is helpful with breathing with a mask.
The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
How vulnerable we all are. I’ve learned a whole new level of compassion for self and others. This has been a time like no other, and the more that we can bring understanding (which is the basis for compassion and love) to the forefront, the more that we can embrace acceptance.
- Swedish Massage – $90/hr
- Deep Tissue/Sports – $100/hr
- Craniosacral Therapy – $125/75min
- Pre-natal massage – $90/hr
- Also, 75 min and 90 min are available
- Website: https://niwotinn.com/spa/