Lucinda A. Pepper, certified massage therapist and yoga teacher, visionary entrepreneur, has been helping people create wellness through massage, yoga, self-care, and somatics since 1996. She is the founder of Embodied Health, LLC (est. 2006) in St. Paul, MN.
Lucinda founded Embodied Health to explore the intersections of social issues and social change with body-based healing therapies.
Lucinda's services are trauma-informed, values-driven, inclusive, and offered to everyone with an emphasis on reaching people at the margins of the traditional yoga and massage consumer groups.
Lucinda's keenest interests include the human body and its sophisticated, wonderful nervous system; how oppression and traumatic stress affects body, mind and health; utilizing her own privilege and place in the grand scheme to benefit others; and inspiring others to work effectively toward individual and community health.
Many questions drive this intersectional exploration: "how do the dynamics of inequality/equalty and justice/oppression showing up on the table, on the mat, and in the teacher-student exchange connect with what happens in our communities?";"how does my identity and privilege, my history of trauma, and my role as yoga teacher, bodyworker, therapist, healer, visionary interact with and influence my students' and clients' complex identities?"
Lucinda is always seeking like-minded, social change-oriented, healing-driven amazing professionals to collaborate with in creating a world where we have equal opportunities to be well and we can each be influential in creating healthy economic, political, education, healthcare, and social systems.