About The Yummy Heart

Beyond the multiple, tangible offerings of healing and support, The Yummy Heart is a feeling, a multi-pronged sensation. It’s the warmth that fills the chest when being around a loved one, the glow that lights behind the eyes when being truly seen, heard and felt. It’s the moment of rolling off a massage table, renewed and relaxed in body and inspired to do something nice for self and others.

"Yam" (Pronunced with a soft ‘a’) is considered the seed mantra or bija mantra for the Anahata, or heart chakra. The vibration of "Yam" is said to resonate with the energy of the heart chakra, helping to heal emotional wounds and balance the chakra, leading to a more open and compassionate attitude towards oneself and others.

When a group of people gather and resonate this heart frequency together, magic happens, healing occurs naturally and inspired imagination becomes boundless.

Everyone has a Yummy Heart… its a just a matter of remembering and tuning in. Come connect to yours!

"I founded The Yummy Heart in the fall of 2018 and love working one on one with people to help guide them back into their bodies, as well as educating people on understanding trauma through workshops and community gatherings. 

When held in a container of safety and trust, I believe the body knows how to re-calibrate and heal itself. My mission is to aid others in processing traumatic imprints so that they can re-enter into their natural state of love, relaxation and social engagement."

— Brett

About Brett

A life-long pursuer of the expressive arts and authentic expression, Brett has traveled down many paths; as an actor, writer, musician, filmmaker, youth mentor, tea pourer, somatic educator and body worker.

After many years of feeling out of balance physically, emotionally and mentally, Brett discovered the power of connecting his awareness to his sensations through somatic guidance and support. The connections of thought, feelings and memory began to bring relief and insight to lifelong pains and discomfort. He instantly resonated with this approach to integrating the mind and body through touch and began studying the Point Holding Process and Somatic Release Technique with his beloved teachers Catalina Ureta and Judith Johnson.

He founded The Yummy Heart in the fall of 2018 and started serving tea to the community out of a yurt in his backyard less than a year later. In 2024, he graduated from the Universal Center of Healing Arts with a certificate in Structural Integration Body Work.

Brett loves guiding people back into their bodies as well as educating them on understanding the operation of their unique nervous system through one-on-one work, playshops and community gatherings.

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  • Brett practices with a presence and style that assists one to experience the fullness of life, from grief to joy.

    — James Murray

Brett's Areas of Expertise

Psycho Neuro Energetics

Psycho Neuro Energetics, often abbreviated as PNE, is a therapeutic approach that combines elements from psychology, neuroscience, and energy healing to address emotional and psychological issues. This method is designed to help individuals access and release deeply stored emotional memories that may be impacting their mental and physical health.

The core concept behind PNE is that emotional traumas from the past can become lodged in the body's energy field and continue to influence a person’s emotional and physical health. PNE therapy uses specific techniques to identify these blockages and release them, potentially leading to significant improvements in various aspects of wellbeing.

The goal is to facilitate deep emotional release and reintegration, which can lead to a heightened sense of peace and wellness.


Hellerwork is a form of bodywork that combines deep tissue massage, movement education, and dialogue. It is designed to realign the body and release tension and stress that are held in the body's posture. Hellerwork was developed by Joseph Heller, an engineer and Rolfer, in the late 1970s. It is based on the principles of Rolfing but adds elements of personal growth through movement and dialogue.

The therapy is structured around a series of eleven sessions, each focusing on different parts of the body and different aspects of the client's experience. These sessions aim to improve posture and movement, and to foster a better understanding of the body's emotional and psychological dimensions. The dialogue part of Hellerwork encourages clients to explore personal issues that may be related to physical tension or misalignment, facilitating a holistic healing process.

The goal of Hellerwork is to restore the body's natural balance, improve posture and flexibility, and decrease physical and mental stress. It is often used to treat chronic pain, improve overall well-being, and enhance performance in various physical activities.


Reiki involves the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner's palms to their patient, which is believed to encourage emotional or physical healing.

Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.

Herbal Infusions

While it's important to note that Brett has not had any formal herbalism training, he considers himself to be an ally and speaker for the plants. He has been self-studying for many years and has developed an extensive knowledge through personal experience. Whether serving individual clients or community ceremonies, Brett draws from a vast herb library that he has cultivated over many years.


Pranayama is a term from yoga philosophy that refers to the practice of breath control. It consists of various techniques aimed at regulating and manipulating the breath to enhance physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Pranayama techniques often involve rhythmic breathing patterns, breath retention, and specific breathing exercises.

The word “pranayama” is derived from two Sanskrit words: “prana,” meaning life force or vital energy, and “ayama,” meaning extension or expansion. Therefore, pranayama can be understood as the extension or expansion of the life force through breath control.

The Temple

Set in a serene garden in North East Los Angeles, filled with chirping birds and soothing breeze, the temple's cozy vibes are home to a full tea bar, crystal altar, massage table, and meditation area.


"I believe that when we sense safety, we allow ourselves to feel. When we start feeling, our healing can truly begin. This safety occurs on an energetic level and also on a physical plane. It’s that feeling when walking into an environment, taking in a deep breath, and finally feeling full-body relaxation.

Built by hand with love and care, this was the intention in creating the Temple of The Yummy Heart."

— Brett