Freedom to Be Yourself and Do What You Love
Where there is movement, there is life.Consider that breathing is movement, as is your heart beating, your fluids flowing, and — on a molecular level—your body transforming food and air into energy. What allows for movement and defines our actions is energy. Movement affects our energy and energy is necessary for movement, for life. 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. 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.
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.
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 and reducing stress. I loved the challenge of difficult poses and the endurance and focus required for flow. I delighted in witnessing my students overcoming fear and discovering their fabulous strength and endurance. We had a great time! For many years I taught and practiced with this intention.
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 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. 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. 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 movement-as-alchemy studies are focusing on Dao Yin 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.