My practice started as a personal journey to find my own healing, and has grown into a comprehensive and therapeutic way of life for myself and my clients.
Rhianna studied Massage and Bodywork at Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage where she earned her state license in 2004, completing her National Certification in Massage and Bodywork in 2006, finally receiving her Board Certification in Massage and Bodywork in 2013. She has a BAS in Massage Therapy through Siena Heights University in 2018 graduating with honors. She completed her first yoga teacher training in 2003 and in 2012 she began studying Yoga Therapy with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), completing her Professional Yoga Therapy (PYT) accreditation that year, and in 2017 certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). Working on my personal Yoga practice for over 20 years has cultivated a holistic and non-dogmatic approach to wellness, melding methods and lineages in a deeply therapeutic process. I like to offer our bodies a place to learn and listen without a rigid mindset, and encourage the development of body awareness and mindfulness. She continues to advance her studies through the somatics of healing, kinesthetics, and integrative wellness techniques using the Yoga Therapy model within her Massage Therapy practice. Rhianna is a native Texan, raised in the hill country near Garner State Park, transplanting to Austin in 1998. She is a mother of three, and owns and operates her private practice, Namaste Therapies, in South Austin.
2003-2005 Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic – Semesters I, II, & III – Integrative Massage & Somatic Therapies Accreditation Council – Licensed in the State of Texas 800
2004 Yoga Teacher Training and Mentorship with Nicki Hurd of Chodu Yoga
2005 Zero Balancing Level I with David Lauterstein 25
2005 Shoshin Shiatsu Training and Mentorship with Randy Cummins 88
2006, 2013 Nationally/Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork-Exam Completion
2007, 2010 Supreme Science Qigong Center Level 1-2-3 64
2012 Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training with Genevieve Yellin of Sundara Yoga Therapy 200
2013-2015 PYT 500 -Professional Yoga Therapy Teacher Training with Integrative Yoga Therapy Module I & II 300
2013 Functional Yoga Therapy Training – Advanced Assessment Techniques and Treatment Planning with Maria Mendola 50
2017 Completed Certified Yoga Therapy training, earning C-IAYT designation