head and shoulders, knees and toes or everything is connected
My life seems to be an ongoing attempt to join my love of movement with my innate desire to grow and deepen. I believe in the power of breath, presence ,and allowing people to have a safe space to release and inquire. My own journey began with formal degrees in Social Work, Communications, and many years of informal training in dance. I also studied and practiced in many spiritual traditions as that has been a core interest ever since I was a child. 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.
Now in 2023, I am focusing more on trauma informed work, non-duality, and inquiry.
My teachers and mentors include but are not limited to: Bessel van den Kolk, Scott Kiloby, Clare Dimond, and Michael Singer.
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. InterPlay continues to inform all of my work at a very deep level.
I enjoy watching people open up and reach for understanding as they root their lives in truth and enjoy the “peace that passes all understanding.” -Jesus