Freedom to Be Yourself and Do What You Love
Energy is what powers our movements. Energy—in the form of thoughts and emotions—guides our actions. Eastern medicine focuses on supporting energy and it's movement and circulation. One way it does so is through movement therapy. In addition to helping us have more ease and freedom, what I find fascinating is through movement therapy, we are better able to face life's challenges with grace, clarity and integrity. We can problem solve better. We can be more creative. We can see numerous possibilities. That's because the body and mind affect each other. You can use movement to improve and maintain your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Through movement and mindfulness you can heal illness and improve your wellbeing.
The Benefits of Movement and Massage are Included in Your Visit!
Eastern medicine recognizes that movement is medicine, and we have specific ways of diagnosing and treating with it. Breathing, guided imagery, massage, postures, and mindfulness* are excellent movement therapies for shifting your feelings and thoughts; relieving pain; reducing stress; building flexibility, strength and energy; and improving organ function and circulation. Your treatment plan could easily be a few movement practices. Skeptical? You might want to read enthusiastic testimonials.
The Alchemy of Movement Classes—Re-discovering Your Freedom of Expression
Click here for a listing of current movement classes. For over twenty years I taught a dynamic Hatha yoga class. Initially, my interest in yoga was purely spiritual. Eventually, I got swept up in the trend of yoga as a means to strengthen and tone the body while creating flexibility, endurance and reducing stress.
Now my classes are about moving slowly to explore one's personal experience and develop greater self-awareness. Steeped in imagery, clear direction, humor, mindfulness practices and lots of breathing, these fresh, engaging classes are geared toward students' interests in improving their health. We put the power of Eastern medicine to work by engaging mind and body. I am available for group or private movement sessions. Everyone is welcome!
My Movement Background
I have been a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, practicing yoga since 1986 and instructing since 1995. Master Jeffrey Yuen, Master Chen, Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten, Dr. Michael Gladych, Dr. Jean Klein, Sadie Nardini, and Treya Marie Forlenza are influential mentors. I trained in Thai Yoga Massage with Michael Sitzer. In 2016 I completed the Mindful Educators Essentials course through Mindfulschools.org. My lessons are informed by Dao Yin Therapeutic Movement, Qi Gong, Kundalini Yoga, Feldenkrais Movement, ballet, modern dance, belly dance, and Pilates. In 2017, my alchemy of movement studies are focusing on Dao Yin, mindfulness practices and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
*Mindfulness is a practice where you consciously direct your attention to your current experience, like sensations in the body.