Lisa is certified as an Advanced Rolfer® and a Rolf Movement® Practitioner, the highest levels of certification offered by the Rolf Institute. Since attaining those certifications, she has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in Rolfing® Structural Integration and Rolf movement, as well as continuing studies in kinesiology and gait mechanics. Lisa completed a 3.5-year, 800-hour training in the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education in 2015 and taught
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® classes and workshops from March, 2016 to 2022. She also taught anatomy to massage students and yoga teachers for many years and co-led two five day workshops at Esalen Institute in somatic pychology and developmental movement. She has a lifelong passion for studying and engaging in movement, including dance, yoga, Feldenkrais, Pilates, and recently weight-lifting.
One of Lisa's particular strengths as a practitioner is that she is able to tailor the work to the differing needs and agendas of her clients. Many people come to her because they have pain, in a shoulder, knee or neck, for example. Others come to her wanting exercises to strengthen or stretch particular areas of their body or to improve their performance in sports or other activities. Some clients have broader goals, such as improving posture or gaining flexibility. Finally, some clients' goals have more to do with quality of life or emotional issues; they are wanting to get more in touch with or feel more at home in their bodies, or looking to shift postural or movement patterns in the hope of shifting emotional ones. Lisa is happy to work with clients on any or all of these domains, organizing sessions in ways that help each client get what they want from the work.