Barbara Bailey is the owner of Sonoma Holistic Spa and has over seventeen years extensive training and professional experience in advanced European and Ayurvedic holistic facial and spa therapies. She became a co-director in child care management and head teacher for Pre-K in preschool education in Marin for twelve years until 1995 when completed certification in massage therapy and healing arts at the Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing.
She completed her practitioner certification and took the advanced healing integrated studies including Reiki, Polarity, Cranial Sacral and subtle energy field balancing, identifying chakras and energy fields in the body. Barbara was beginning in the spa industry at the time and as a massage therapists, allowed to also provide facial treatments.
As Barbara worked with facials she immediately resonated with a focus on subtle massage of the face and treating the skin's delicate needs. She developed a gift for soothing as well as identifying and tending skin problems. In 1996 Barbara enrolled Zenzi's Beauty College in San Francisco and received her esthetician license in 1997.
Again from the point of departure in spa services integrating Eastern modalities such as Ayurvedic healing and aromatherapy in holistic approach, Barbara began to explore new techniques. She became a complimentary health educator and consultant in nutrition and clinical Ayurveda and pancha karma through California certified Bauman College for Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and the California College of Ayurveda. She has had many continued educational credits for nutrition and pursued Ayurvedic therapies with many practitioners, in addition, she became a registered yoga instructor and personal trainer in an effort to better educate the public in self care.
Barbara's professional course over fifteen years include advanced practical clinical therapies training form Dr Chauhan of Jiva Ayurveda, India, The International Dermal Institute in Pleasanton, Diamond Way Ayurveda in San Louis Obispo with Melanie and Robert Sachs, and the California Pacific Medical Center's Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, Ayurvedic Marma massage master teacher, Jaisri Lambert of Ayurveda Seminars and The Ayurvedic Institute's Dr. Lad's Marma therapy theory at Mt Madonna Center.
Barbara has consulted and designed programs for nutrition, fitness and yoga in the health club, the retail nutritional herbal pharmacy and private settings.