Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes
My life seems to be an ongoing attempt to join my love of movement with my innate desire to help people grow and deepen. I believe in the power of breath, personal story ,and allowing people to have a safe space to release into their personal journey. My own journey began with formal degrees in social work and many years of informal training in dance. I am certified in numerous bodywork modalities and have had a private practice since 1988. I started studying Shiatsu with Steve Hoog, went for a 500 hour certification from the International Massage Sciences Academy, devoured 10 levels of One Brain, moved onto Upledger’s Cranio-Sacral and Somato-Emotional Release work, had fun with four or so levels of Thai Massage, and then had my world rocked when I met Dr. Stephen Myles Davidson, osteopathic wonder. His Neurofascial Release techniques changed my work forever. The study of the whole person – body, mind, and emotions – along with the subtleties of each individual’s fascial map (their injuries, illnesses, trauma’s, etc.) will have me fascinated and awe struck for the rest of my life.
I opened the first healing arts/alternative medicine center in the Poconos in 1994. I knew that bringing the body and mind together was essential for health and well-being.
I have been teaching modern dance, improvisation, creative movement,trance dance, and Pilates for decades and have enjoyed workshop facilitation and performing all over the country. I received my Ph.D in Philosophy in 2001, concentrating on the Holistic Health aspects of living this wondrous life. My research and thesis on the body/mind connection, titled Moving from the Inside Out, focused on 20 years of my personal work with clients on the table and on the dance floor. I continue to take workshops in healing and in movement and probably will for the rest of my life. Learning and growing is essential to my being.
I am also thrilled to continue making creations in metal and offer them for sale online and at Wellspring. My InterPlay Inspiration Deck is also a wonderful tool for working individually and with groups.
I enjoy watching people open up and reach for their potential, whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. It is all beautiful.