One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. -C.G. Jung

Romi Cumes M.A., M.F.T.I., L.M.T. has been committed to consciousness-based work for over twenty years, including: yoga, mindfulness practices, bodywork, intuitive healing, indigenous shamanic studies, somatic and relational psychology, music, and performance art. She founded Transformative Healing Arts in 2004, which offers private and group yoga instruction, bodywork, performance art (fire-dancing), coaching, workshops and international retreats. Romi is dedicated to supporting others to ameliorate their understanding of the body and explore the profound relationship between somatic (body-centered) awareness and emotional/physical healing. She encourages others to tap into their authentic self so they may heal and flow through life in a way that serves their highest potential. Romi’s private practice is based out of Santa Barbara, where she also teaches yoga classes and workshops about somatic and relational psychology. She travels nationally and internationally facilitating workshops and healing retreats. Click here for upcoming retreats.

Romi’s bodywork and healing approach is deeply rooted in somatic and relational psychology. She integrates clinical knowledge with intuition to initiate greater transformation and healing for her clients. Her empathic style is nurturing and direct. She encourages individuals to proactively work with pain, distress, trauma, and spiritual blockages in a way they can understand. Within each of us exists innate body wisdom and intelligence. Romi supports others to explore this space with authenticity and compassion and invites you to enter each session with a clear intention for your health and spiritual well-being.


Romi Cumes MA, MFTI, LMT, is a Counselor, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Intuitive, Writer, and Performance Artist with over fifteen years of experience. She supports people to embody their most authentic state of Being, so they may live in a more full and balanced way. Drawing from a background in somatic psychology, Romi integrates clinical training with intuitive capabilities to proactively work with physical and psychic distress, injury, trauma, emotional imbalance, and psycho-spiritual blockage. She founded Transformative Healing Arts in 2004 and is currently in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. Romi has been facilitating yoga and healing retreats there since 2005. Travel with Romi this May for an unforgettable journey to Peru. Or visit the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund, to support Quechua cultural preservation and four Quechua schools in the high Andes.

Romi is one of those rare and special people who inspires you to want to be and do better. From the moment I met her and took her first Yoga class I sensed her special energy. She has a way of making me more conscious of my own physical and emotional well-being and that precious need to just be. In both her Yoga and her Massage she has awakened and enlightened my spirit.

Shelly Beute Employee Development, Santa Barbara, CA, Employee Development, Granite Construction Company