For over fifteen years, Romi Cumes has been committed to deepening her understanding of the body, and the profound relationship between somatic (body-centered) awareness and emotional/physical healing. She founded Transformative Healing Arts in 2004, which offers counseling, yoga instruction, bodywork (massage, energy healing), workshops and international retreats. Transformative Healing Arts also offers high-end Performance Art, including fire and glow-dance spectacles for private parties and special events.
Romi’s counseling and bodywork approach is deeply rooted in somatic and relational psychology. She integrates clinical knowledge with concise intuition to initiate greater transformation and healing for her clients. Her empathic style is nurturing and direct, and she encourages individuals to proactively work with their pain, distress, trauma, and spiritual blockages in a way they can understand. Within each of us exists innate body wisdom and intelligence. Romi supports her clients 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. Her private counseling and massage practice is based out of Santa Barbara, where she also teaches group yoga classes and lectures about healing and somatic psychology. Romi travels nationally and internationally facilitating workshops and healing retreats. Click here for upcoming retreats.
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.