Founder of Urban Light Sanctuary
Zara Jeffrey graduated from San Diego State University in 2004, with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance. This field of study gave her a deeper awareness of the body, and inspired her to look deeper into body modalities such as massage. Dance gave her a chance to explore the mind, body, spirit connection, and realize the importance in maintaining its balance to create overall wellness. As a dancer training many hours a day, Zara’s own body went through many physical challenges. Zara personally used massage to help her through achy muscles and injuries.
She attended, Mueller College in 2010 for Massage Therapy and now works as Certified Massage Therapist within San Diego. She has worked in medical type settings since 2010 with the San Diego Center for Health. She worked on a large variety of clients from professional athletes, dancers, and accident injury clients. It developed her confidence, and her ability to customize the massage to the client’s needs. She worked at Via Sat Wellness Center from 2014 to 2017, a medical facility within a large corporation in North County. All her clients here received medically necessary massages, which even expanded her knowledge further. Zara is currently developing and building her own massage and yoga therapy brand in her San Diego community of North Park which she resides.
She is excited to now be part of Nature’s Whisper Yoga, running her practice out of The Healing Space there, and be able to bring her skills to the table!
Zara does an Intuitive Therapeutic Massage. She uses her intuition, working with energetics in the body, while blending Eastern and Western Massage techniques to give each client a personalized massage, while bringing a deeply healing and gratifying experience. She encourages the client to work along with her, to take steps towards their own deep healing journey within their body, so they can continue on a path to wellness even after stepping off the massage table. We are all made of energy! Zara works not only in the “physical anatomy” but the “energetic anatomy” to bring balance and harmony (mind, body, spirit). Over the past 7 years she has worked with clients with chronic pain and more acute pain, and witnessed the bodywork she performs pays off, giving her confidence that she can assist you on your own individualized path of restoring harmony and wellness within. Here are a few styles she uses during a typical Therapeutic Massage session: Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Cranial-Sacral Therapy.
In addition, Zara is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor, completing her Deep Yoga Mastery of Life Teacher Training in 2014 and is excited to share the amazing healing through yoga with others. She is passionate about making a difference in the world through holistic modalities that bring people back to a pure state of peace.
"All things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind." ~ Eckhart Tolle
What sets us apart from other massage retreats?
I have developed relationships within the community with doctors, acupuncturists, and other holistic practitioners; these are what I call my Network Partners, I can refer their services with the utmost confidence. These top notch practitioners are dedicated to treating YOU as a whole, not just addressing the parts by giving you a pill to curb the pain. Urban Light Sanctuary supports a Preventative Wellness based program; choosing a natural drug free approach with my clients. The goal, with our knowledgeable network, is to guide YOU to healthy body awareness and lifestyle management, resulting in disease prevention. I strive to connect YOU with as many resources in YOUR COMMUNITY as needed to reach your wellness goals.
At Urban Light Sanctuary building bridges to wellness is how we get YOU on the fast track to overall mind, body, spirit symmetry, and health and vitality. We believe a holistic; balanced state can be achieved by creating YOUR PERSONAL WELLNESS TEAM, patented to address YOUR specific needs and goals to achieving TRUE BALANCE and BLISS.
I look forward to Meeting YOU!