Are you a dancer, movement educator, or performer who really loves what you do, but you’re starting to feel tired, burnt out, and unable to recover like you used to from injury and exhaustion?
Pain is not your enemy. It is your body’s way of telling you about a disconnect between how you think your body should work, and how it’s actually designed. I am here to help you figure out exactly where that disconnect is, and how you can get back on track. My passion in life is to help people like you have long, enjoyable, creative careers despite injuries, challenges, and yes, personal limitations. Stop pushing through the pain and you will be surprised at new levels of creativity, joy, and confidence that you can experience in your life and work.
I teach movement and breathing coordination using the Alexander Technique. I use the accepting and sensitive Alexander Technique touch to give reliable, clear, kinesthetic feedback so you feel supported and can risk letting go of excess tension. I meet you where you are, with acceptance and curiosity. I help you improve your posture, movement, and breathing, by showing you how to move well all day long. I do that by moving that way myself throughout the course of your lesson. I am a movement educator, but not a medical practitioner, doctor, or therapist. You can learn from me one-on-one, or in group workshops.
Private lessons are 50 minutes long. We work with basic movements such as flexion, extension, turning, sitting, standing, and walking. We examine the relationship between your body’s design and it’s functioning. We may also work on a traditional bodywork table, reorganizing the basic movements of head, torso, and limbs so they harmonize. We then proceed to link up this new way of moving with activities that may have caused you stress or pain in the past. I also teach the Dart Procedures, a form of developmental movement that is dynamic, enlivening, and easy to use as a springboard for building mobility and strength.