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Bodywork & Botanicals



Maylani Maathai LMT 22621

Maylani is passionate about (re)discovering the ways in which we can each live well and confidently care for our own health. She is dedicated to supporting individuals in developing their own personal wellness plans and offering hands on treatments to alleviate pain, re-align the body and restore overall health and vitality. She specializes in deep, therapeutic, treatment-focused bodywork.

Maylani began studying bodywork and traditional medicine systems in 2010 and has over 3,000 hours of formal training. Since completion of a 2 year Massage Therapy Program in Southern Oregon, Maylani has been traveling to Thailand regularly to study under Traditional Medicine Doctor & Herbal Pharmacologist, Homprang Chaleekanha M.S.. In 2015 she completed an apprenticeship with Homprang and had the honor of assisting teaching Thai Bodywork at her school, Baan Hom Samunphrai, in Northern Thailand.

After working with an amazing team of care providers at the Oakland Acupuncture Project in Oakland, CA, Maylani returned to Oregon and began her studies of Thai Medical Theory at the Naga Center in Portland, OR. In 2016, she completed the Foundations Program of Clinical Herbalism and Ayurveda at The Hawthorn Institute in Williams, OR as well as the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Maylani is currently enrolled the Thai Specialist Program at the Naga Center, where she continues to deepen her knowledge and understanding of holistic healing through the lens of Traditional Thai Medicine.

Maylani considers the health of our community and environment to be inseparable from personal health. She believes that access to self-care and wellness practices should be available to all people and works to break down any barriers that stand between.  She organizes and teaches donation based yoga classes in Southern Oregon that contribute 100% of the donations to a different local community organization each month.

In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.