Gabriele Staake was born in Stuttgart, Germany and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986.
A lifelong seeker of healing and harmony, Gabriele has committed herself to a lifestyle of finding balance through self inquiry, challenging unwanted habits and belief systems, and creating holistic health through physical, emotional and spiritual care and practice.
Special interests include continually staying on top of the newest findings regarding nutrition and wellness, emotional and spiritual growth ( especially healing through somatic practice), meditation, drumming, dancing, artistic expression (if you are interested, go to Art by Gabriele Staake), and finding the simplest and most joyous ways possible to transform to the fullest potential.
Having battled most of her life with an eating disorder she also brings deep understanding, wisdom and compassion to clients with similar challenges.
Gabriele studied Psychology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, but became quickly disenchanted with the western psychological model.
She spent years doing energy work and studied acupuncture in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Realizing the need to integrate bodywork as a healing modality, she graduated with a CMT from Alive &Well in San Anselmo, CA.
She is a REIKI Practitioner,First Degree of The Usui Tradition of Natural Healing, and is a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage from Foundation for Healthy Family Living.
As a graduate of the class of 2014 from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City, the Professional Training and Certification Program has provided Gabriele comprehensive education in assisting clients to find the path to a healthier lifestyle and the self love and support to stay on it.
The integration of healing on so many levels has been facilitated by studying SE ( Somatic Experiencing, based on Peter A. Levine, PhD and his work on the Nature and Transformation of Trauma). This Therapeutic Touch Therapy has been a powerful tool in transforming trauma in the body to make it possible for all of us to truly change our approach to ourselves and therefore our habits and lifestyle.
What My Clients Think
Gabriele truly knows how to listen and her confident yet flexible knowledge helped me meet my goals for improving my life.
~Michael, Fairfax, CA