Nava grew up on the back of a horse where she acquired a mindful presence and hands that listen. Originally an inventor, designer, and crafter of inanimate objects and experiences, she grew inspired to elevate the potential of our living form. In stride, she bolstered her University of Michigan BFA with LMT licensure. Nava first specialized in a uniquely gentle and elegant form of fascial release and structural decompression and then gained certification in The Trager® Approach through a pioneering intensive program led by expert instructors who trained directly with Dr. Milton Trager. She merges her studies and continues to deepen her understanding by training with the world’s current masters. As a result of it all, Nava approaches the intelligence of being with reverence and offers an ever-evolving and exceptional work of healing art.
Nava has taught and has served as Vice President of Trager® Northwest and a Board Member of the Trager® Foundation. Beyond bodywork, she lives an adventurous, peaceful life in the mountains with her beloved Mexican mutts.