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. My journey began with a formal degree 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 have been teaching modern dance, improvisation, creative movement, and Pilates for almost as long and have enjoyed workshop facilitation and performing all over the country. I received my Ph.D in holistic health in 2001 researching and writing my thesis on the body/mind connection through my 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. I am also thrilled to continue making creations in metal and offer them for sale online and at Wellspring.
I enjoy watching people open up and reach for their potential, whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. It is all beautiful.