About Kirby

This page describes who I (Kirby Moore) am:

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Kirby in C’ville, 2018

Kirby Moore: “I am just an ordinary human being. I make mistakes and I am not perfect :-)” With that said, here is a brief bio:

Kirby is a bodyworker, an embodiment coach, a trauma-resolution support practitioner, a Buddhist practitioner, a Spiritual Astrologer and he makes every attempt to be an all-around good guy.

He specializes in supporting health and resilience in the body-mind. What does this mean? It means he works with supporting the Vagus nerve and its functions of regulating the autonomic nervous system. It means he tracks the fluid body and the potency of the Health Which is Never Lost via Craniosacral Therapy. It means he uses Asian Bodywork with Acupressure and Shiatsu to help clients integrate deeper work (he tracks client’s capacity for deep process work and Asian Bodywork is a great way to pause and digest a couple of deeper sessions). Plus he can gain greater awareness and insight into where a client is on their healing journey and the unfolding evolution of their consciousness by interpreting their astrology charts.

When appropriate, Kirby will incorporate elements from Birth Process Work – Pre- and Perinatal Psychology into his sessions. Clients must be ready for this (don’t expect it in the first few sessions). He works with mothers and babies to help unwind difficult births and birth trauma, and he works with adults in Womb Surround Process Workshops to get at deep, difficult-to-access challenging material in an incredibly supportive, radically kind and gentle manner.

And he is re-filled, recharged and replenished by doing occasional meditation retreats. Kirby’s greatest influence comes from Tibetan Buddhism and the Drikung Kagyu lineage in particular, however he has also received teachings from Nyingma and Gelugpa lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Kirby completed an intensive, challenging, transformative program in Massage Therapy in Crestone Colorado, where he focused on Jin Shin Acupressure, Chi Kung, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Swedish Massage, Reflexology, and Hot Stone Massage. This was like being in a ninja school of sorts (the director is a 3rd degree Aikido master), high in the mountains of Colorado. Go back to posts from February – April of 2018 for more on this unique and inspiring training!

Kirby offers bodywork and astrology in person in Central Virginia and he does Spiritual Astrology and Somatic Experiencing – Embodiment Coaching via distance sessions using Zoom or Skype.

To Contact Kirby:

To schedule a bodywork (in person) or Spiritual Astrology session (distance or in person) Email Kirby at: kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

Since 2004, Kirby Moore has been exploring and learning the path of healing touch through Craniosacral Biodynamics and Reiki Energetic Healing. His education has also been influenced by a significant study of Western Astrology, where he focuses on Natal Astrology, offering professional interpretations. In addition, Kirby completed course work at the University of Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology. This was the perfect (empirical, critical-analysis-oriented) complement to his natural tendency toward intuitive living and being, resulting in a more balanced and beneficial approach.

Along with the modalities mentioned above, Kirby has completed training and workshops in peace-building techniques, including Non-violent Communication and the Help Increase the Peace Program. While he was completing course work, coaching soccer produced much enthusiasm and joy. So to add to the list above, social justice, conflict resolution, coaching and community building are some of Kirby’s passions or hobbies.

Then, on an internal level, he believes the study and practice of an authentic spiritual path is crucial to establish inner peace and to resolve outer conflicts. Therefore, Kirby has cultivated a practice in Tibetan Buddhism, receiving teachings and attending occasional retreats in an attempt stay on a Buddhist path. That explains why you will discover many posts on this blog about Tibetan Buddhism and its many flavors.

While Kirby has received teachings from many people, here is a list of mentors and heart teachers with whom he feels closest: Drupon Thinley Ningpo – retreat master and teacher for numerous centers in North and South America; Julie Henderson, Ph.D. – the founder of Zapchen Somatics; Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen – founder of the TMC in Maryland and one of the most respected monastics of the Drikung Kagyu lineage; Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin – abbot of the TMC; Myrna Martin – teacher of birth process work and Pre- and Perinatal Therapy and Janet Evergreen – healing facilitator and peace-builder in Charlottesville Virginia. If you visit the Dharma page, you will also see the story of another mentor who passed away in 2008, but Kirby still strongly feels the inspiring influence of having spent precious and invaluable time with Geshe Jampel Thardo.

Since 2007, Kirby is one of the primary organizers for the Charlottesville Ratnashri Buddhist Sangha. As an organizer, he maintains the C-ville Dharma email lists, invites Buddhist monks to teach, schedules teachings and tracks all the juicy logistics which go with a full weekend of teachings or retreat.  Plus he is the moderator of the Central Virginia Buddhist list – Buddhanews, a list with over 200 members.

Kirby considers himself to be an intuitive healing facilitator.  The modalities which have most influenced his practice are: Craniosacral Biodynamics, Process-Oriented Bodywork, Birth Process work, Reiki Energetic Healing, Craniosacral Therapy, Zapchen Somatics and Western Spiritual Astrology.

Kirby at Chemray Monastery, Ladakh, India
Kirby at Chemray Monastery, Ladakh, India (2008)

Originally born and raised in Hawaii, Kirby has lived in Virginia for over 30 years, where he loves spending time outdoors, hiking, biking, gardening, saying AH and just being with natural rhythms, inner, outer and secret.  Please visit the other pages when you have the chance.

Kirby has completed multiple workshops and intensives on the topic of birth process work – working with babies (and mothers and their family) to resolve birth trauma. In fact, in the summer of 2017, he taught a weeklong class on working with babies from a Craniosacral perspective and showed a number of practitioners in Canada how to resolve birth trauma from mothers and their babies.

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10 thoughts on “About Kirby

  1. Hello Kirby!
    Greetings from Toronto. I am a practicing vedic astrologer and would love to discuss a few things. How do I get in touch with you?
    Let me know your email or somethin please 🙂

    Regards
    Herschel

    1. Thanks for tracking me down Herschel! I look forward to discussing those topics you mentioned! Best, Kirby

  2. Hi Kirby ,
    Complete full cycle of identity life.
    Now want to restart life for all new cycle of life without identity
    True north node 26 degrees 22′ Sagittaruis, in house 9
    Regards
    Rama

    1. Hi Ramayah,

      Congrats on the fresh start. Not quite sure what you mean by life without identity? Changing your name? Sagittarius might be suggesting that you broaden your horizons, expand your consciousness, perhaps teaching is involved. If you want to chat more, just let me know.
      Sincerely,
      Kirby

  3. Hi Kirby,
    I recently found your blog, and have enjoyed reading through some of it–so much to explore. I’ll be coming to U.Va for the summer language institute in Tibetan soon! Perhaps we could meet up and talk? I think I have some questions for you about your experience there; it would be helpful to get an insider perspective.
    Thanks!

  4. Hi fellow Cviller! It would be cool to meet you in person. I’d love to hear more about your travels and insights.

    1. Hi Nicole, Sorry to take so long in getting back to you (Wow!!!). Let me know if you still are interested in meeting. I’ve had spells of being very busy and sometimes I don’t catch all these comments during those times. Best wishes,
      Kirby

  5. I agree that you have to discover who you are, and then accept it and move on from there. I think meditation is a key to this, say quiet shamatha.

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