One of my particular strengths as a Rolfer® is my background in movement. In one form or another, I have been exploring and studying movement for most of my life. I taught yoga for a decade, including yoga workshops for people with back problems, and taught introductory Pilates classes for several years. In 2004, I completed a certification training in Rolf Movement® which emphasized the role of perception in posture and movement. In 2015, I also completed an 800-hour professional training in the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education, which uses both movement explorations and hands-on work to develop body awareness and ease of movement. I taught Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement® classes from 2016 to 2022. Most recently I have been studying foot mechanics and gait analysis.
Because of my movement training, I am able to provide clients with "homework" that can help them maintain and enhance the changes created within Rolfing® sessions. The homework is often aimed at developing new ways of standing, sitting, walking and breathing and/or at developing alternatives to the movement patterns that may have gotten the client into trouble in the past. I also offer movement sessions for clients who desire more coaching in movement, either to improve their performance in some physical endeavor (sports, yoga, dance) or to develop a personalized set of movement sequences that they can work with on their own.
"Movement is the index of life, its outstanding expression. Through movement, humans sense the driving force of change. Movement is the physical acceptance of change.” —Ida P. Rolf