WD Right WEB

I have been fascinated with learning about the body since I started learning the names, locations and actions of my muscles while weightlifting and cross training for ski racing in high school.  I transitioned my senior year in high school from ski racing to bike racing.  As a bike racer, I was first introduced to massage.  I knew at the age of 17 that I wanted to use my hands to help the body move with more ease and efficiency.

Bodywork has formed the foundation of my professional life.  But, I have continued to evolve my approach to working with the body.  Now, my approach is not hands-on, but through health education and coaching.  And, I have broadened my understanding of how the body is interconnected with the mind and the spirit.  In 2001 I added a Master of Environmental Studies degree from The Evergreen State College and I help people to limit their exposure to the toxic soup that surrounds us.

I am finishing my last semester of a M.A. degree in Integrative Health Studies and Health and Wellness Coaching and I am on track to graduate in May 2019.  This degree has helped me broaden and deepen my knowledge to better educate my clients about what lifestyle changes will help you live more radiantly and to offer the coaching tools to initiate, implement, and maintain those changes.  I look forward to discovering how I can help you to learn how to integrate more ease into your body and being.



All original material on this site is © 2009-2019 by Wendy Daray and Pause & Breathe.  All rights reserved.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Rebecca (Becky) Wolfe


    I hardly know where to begin…I’m just “blown away” by the depth and breadth of your interests and productivity. Makes me feel really lazy when I see all that you’re doing in and with your beautiful life. I share all of your interests and appreciate even the quilts. However, I do not have the patience nor the motivation to work on them. My mother and aunts and my great-aunt and others stitched many stunning quilts, but I’d rather play tennis in my free time. Maybe someday…(when I grow up). What I remember about you was your outstanding skills as a skier. I guess that’s what’s so surprising to me about your fascination with quilts and many other domestic delights.

    Your mom and I had a long-overdue phone visit this afternoon (Aug. 8) and she and your dad will visit me next weekend for dinner and an overnight here in Edmonds.

    It’s wonderful to read your lovely descriptions of so many things that relate in one way or another to breathing. My life, too, has been greatly influenced by Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Being Peace.” “I breathe in; I relax. I breathe out; I smile.” It works every time. Self-calming is by far the best kind.

    I would love to keep in touch with you and will visit and revisit your website from time to time.

    My sincere gratitude to you for providing this great website.

    • Wendy


      It is great to hear from you after so many years. I would love to get back in touch.

      I really appreciate your positive feedback. It is nice to know that my ramblings resonate with others.

      Thank you,


  2. firstibreathe

    Good for you Wendy…what a fun blog-website. Thanks for sharing it with me. Between the lines I read that life is good for you and your boys. Best of luck with your re-opening practice. Wish I lived closer I am looking for a new massage therapist!

    Hugs to you..

    • Thank you for the kind words. I will always have a space for you on my table! You were my original inspiration to become a massage therapist when I was 17. Thank you again for taking me under your wing.

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