Transformational Movement & Massage Santa Barbara - Thai Massage ~ Esalen Massage ~ Acupressure ~ Yoga ~ Pilates
Kristen (Kai) Hoye, MSW, CMT founded Transformational Movement in 2003 after completing her Masters Degree in Social Work; with a focus in movement therapy. She has received over 20 years of education in the moving and healing arts, and has studied with world renowned teachers.  She presently works as a Social Worker for the philanthropic arm of the California Free Masons, www.masonichome.orgpromoting successful aging practices, and assisting and counseling members on end of life issues. She also has a private practice in Santa Barbara where she offers integrative therapies combining Thai & Esalen Massage, yoga & pilates, as well as energy work.  Lastly, Kai is a lover of the sea, scuba dives, dances and promotes the highest vibration of reality.

Her education includes:

Masters of Social Work 2003
Hunter School of Social Work (NYC)

Post Professional Certification in Drug & Alcohol Counseling

650 hrs of  Esalen Massage
Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA
www.esalen.org 

500+hrs of  Thai Massage, Cranio-Sacral & Acupressure education, including:
 
Thailand
~ Biodynamics Cranio-Sacral (80 hrs)
~ Arjun Pichest Boonthume- Thai Massage (130 hrs)
~ Sunshine Massage School in Lahu Village (60hrs)
~ Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai (50hrs) (www.sunshine-massage-school.com)
~ Old Medicine Hospital (20hrs) (www.thaimassageschool.ac.th/)
~ Loi Kroh (25hrs) (www.loikrohmassage.com)
~ SPA Massage (20hrs)
 
United States
~ Soul Lightening Acupressure (26hrs) (www.SoulLightening.com)
~ Jim Gallas/Shiatsu (40hrs)
~ Richard Gold (26hrs)
~ Saul David Raye (60hrs) (www.thaiyoga.com)
~ Michael Gibian (40hrs)(www.gibianwellness.com)
~ Acroyoga (60hrs) (www.acroyoga.org)

 
Nutritional/Detoxification/Pyscho-somatics Education:
~ Dharma Healing Center
~ ThanaChi Healing Arts
~ Babaji Ashram in the Himalayas
~ Judith Hemming/ Family Constellation
~ Anne Bradley/ Radical Aliveness
~ Hakomi Method / Ron Kurtz
~ Breema / Jon Schreiber
 
500 hr Yoga Teacher Certification 
200hrs ~ Nosara Institute

 
Additional 300+ hrs of yogic studies with various teachers, some including:
~ Shiva Rea
~ Sean Corn
~ Saul David Raye
~ Mark Whitwell
~ Sai Baba in Puttiparti, India
~ Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India
~ Baba Bhole Ashram in Chilianola, India
 
Certifications:
Masters in Social Work
Post-Professional Alcohol & Drug Counseling Certified
California Certified Massage Therapist
Esalen Massage 
Thai Massage
Reiki I & II
Yoga 500 hrs
Acroyoga
Pilates