Cumes M.A. is a Santa Barbara native with a deep passion for movement
and healing arts. She founded Transformative Healing
Arts in 2002, which offers private and group yoga instruction,
bodywork (massage and energy healing), counseling, workshops,
and international retreats. Transformative Healing Arts is also
a performance art company, specializing in professional fire and
glow dance performances for special events, festivals, and fundraisers.
Romi draws from fifteen years of bodywork, yoga, and dance study
to offer eclectic private sessions, classes, performances, and
travel continues to inspire Romi's interest in shamanism, and
the mystical connection between healing, nature, psychology, and
culture. She holds a Master of Arts in clinical psychology, with
an emphasis in somatic-based psychotherapy. She offers traditional
counseling, as well as somatic (body-centered) therapy via private
practice in downtown Santa Barbara, California. She also offers
special workshops and retreats nationally and internationally.
Romi facilitates people to deepen their connection with Self and
Nature. Her intention is to help people live more freely in their
bodies, while being nurtured by divine energy and creative spirit.
Her classes and workshops support expansion, physical fitness,
healing, spiritual wellbeing, and fun.
Transform, Savor & Thrive!
Join Romi for a transformational retreat to Peru. This
top-quality, 10-day, 9-night package begins and ends in
the beautiful city of Cusco. Guests stay at the exquisite
Willka T’ika Garden Retreat Center
in the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and receive first-class
guide service to sacred sites, villages, and ruins. Enjoy
the rich scenery of Machu Picchu, Cusco and other sacred
sites, as well as Willka T’ika’s spectacular
gardens, accommodations, and organic cuisine. Additional
overnight accommodations in Cusco and Machu Picchu are
also included in this package. Visit Wilka T’ika
for more information on this retreat.
check availability or
contact Transformative Healing Arts at 805-448-4111.
Mystical shamanic studies and travels through the Americas and
Africa have led her to explore the sacred connection between movement,
nature, healing, rhythm and spirituality. Romi helps facilitate
students to deepen their connection with Body and Spirit. Her
intention is to help people live more freely in their bodies and
embody their creative Spirit. Her classes and workshops support
expansion, physical fitness, healing, spiritual wellness, personal
growth and fun.
draws from ten years of massage experience, and fifteen years
of Yoga, acrobatics, and dance studies, to offer unique, tranformative
bodywork. Her massage style is a fusion of Therapeutic Swedish,
Deep tissue, Energy Work, Stretching, Muscle Articulation, Massage
for Rehabilitation, Accupressure and Trigger Point therapy. She
began studying bodywork in 1998 and received her certification
from The Body Therapy Institute in 2002.
sessions can be modality-specific, or a creative blend of different
methods that align with the client. In every session, therapeutic
bodywork techniques are complimented with intuitive listening
to maximize the client’s healing potential. My intention
is to create a relaxing and deep space for rejuvenation, Self-awareness,
transformation and healing. It is important to focus on a personal
healing intention before each session. I encourage people to take
some time to themselves before their session to tune into what
they wish to heal within their body, mind and spirit. Sitting
in nature for fifteen minutes before and after your massage is
a beautiful way to tap in.
Barbara Yoga Classes - Romi's style is eclectic and
creative. She weaves strength-building sequences with movement
and intuitive healing modalities. Each class is unique and draws
from a mix of Hatha Yoga styles such as: Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga,
Therapeutic Restorative, Anusara and Forrest Yoga modalities.
Romi draws from her extensive dance and acrobatic background and
has been influenced by Modern/Jazz technique, Fire spinning, Afro-Brazilian,
Traditional West African drum and dance, Improvisational, Hoolahooping/rhythmic
gymnastics, Hip-hop and Capoeira.
class: Romi integrates focused, mindful sequences with compassionate
healing awareness to provide a transformative and practical Yoga
session. Her style is both dynamic and supportive of the needs
of each individual. She emphasizes breath and core strengthening
to help build a student's inner foundation. Romi offers healing
touch and a loving, grounded space for one to actively work on
their healing process.
Healing Arts offers Therapeutic Massage Therapy (restorative
massage, rehabilitative, deep tissue, acupressure), as
well as Energy Healing.
*Student, Senior & Low Income Discounts
Drumming & African Dance for Performance,
Special Events & Parties
class Available upon Request-
Please call 805-448-4111
"Practice" Poi are brightly colored ribbons with weighted
balls on them you spin.
Practice-poi class is a fun movement practice and great preparation
Poi spinning increases coordination, mobility and arm strength.
Bright colored poi w/ detachable ribbons for sale.
Also known as “Jin Shin Do.” This technique
is based on ancient Chinese Medicine and works with pressure points
to balance and harmonize the body. Static pressure is applied
to various points located along specific Meridian pathways in
Tissue: Deep pressure and penetrating strokes are combined
with muscle-articulating stretches and movements. This technique
may aid injury rehabilitation (depending on the injury) as well
as promote pain relief. Techniques are drawn from modalities such
as: Neuromuscular therapy, Rolfing, and soft tissue release/rehabilitation.
Swedish: Healing massage that combines soothing
and therapeutic techniques to relax and nurture the body.
Restorative: Invigorating massage that combines
faster moving effleurage and pettrissage strokes to increase circulation
and the flow of lymph through the body. Lymph Definition: Lymph
acts to remove bacteria and certain proteins from the tissues,
as it transports fat from the small intestine and supplies mature
lymphocytes to the blood.
Energy Healing: In every massage modality I offer, therapeutic
bodywork techniques are complimented with intuitive listening
to maximize your healing potential. I also offer pure energy-healing
sessions. In these sessions, I observe and tune into the client’s
subtle energetic vibrations that reveal patterns of imbalance
and tension in the body. This form of healing is intuitive and
does not follow a set pattern. The effects are similar to those
resulting from a deep Cranial Sacral or Reiki session. In a comfortable
and healing environment, I work with divine (higher realm, Spirit)
energies that help to create a deep, relaxing space for healing.
Crystals and wild crafted plants or essential oils may also be
used to clear negative energies and rejuvenate the Spirit. It
is important to focus on a personal healing intention before each
session. I encourage people to take some time to themselves before
their appointment to tune into what they wish to heal within their
body, mind and spirit. This enables us to drop into an open space
for healing, as we maximize the positive results of the session.
more information on alternative and spiritual healing, please
reference the books and links on my website.