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I offer active and collaborative consultations and practice sessions to improve functional movement based on individual goals and your unique body. Together we will explore and problem-solve around common issues including posture and gait, functional strength, increasing movement potential and range of motion, developing a greater capacity for movement, and decreasing pain/strain in movement. I incorporate mindfulness, embodiment, and in-depth anatomical knowledge with exercises and self-treatment techniques intended to increase and balance neurological communications within the body. We will seek to find both isolation and integration within movement, release restricted areas, and develop movement plans that actually fit into your life and feel good. This isn't personal training nor is it a workout experience. This is a method of learning and exploration intended to correct imbalance and make the exercise, movement, and daily activities you participate in easier, more natural, and more fun. I have 20 years of experience as a massage therapist and intuitive mover as well as training and experience with various methods of movement including yoga, traditional fitness methods, and various types of somatic movement as well as in-depth training and understanding of the functional anatomy of the body and how it informs everyday movements and functional activities.
What to expect
You will receive an intake form prior to your appointment. Please take your time filling it out and return it via email before the day of the appointment. This will help me be informed of any limitations, injuries, or particular modes of inquiry. It will also help you to articulate your questions and goals and make our time together more effective.
We may choose to meet somewhere in nature or in my studio depending on what is most comfortable and useful in meeting your goals. We will examine a particular movement question you have been having about your body, look at methods of moving with particular areas of resistance or injury in mind, or look at how you might be able to improve in a particular area of athletics, dance, or movement.
Once we have a movement question and a goal we will examine the movement from the inside (feeling) and outside (witnessing) and look at the various components that inform the movement. We may look at spatial balance, tone, coordination, areas that are overworking/under-engaged, emotional/feeling tone associated with the movement, and any number of other factors. We will use all of the information we have gathered to develop ways of experiencing the movement differently. This may include slowing the movement down, originating the movement from different places/tissues, releasing restricted tissues, changing patterns of breath, exploring the movement from a different thought/feeling tone, using neurological patterning exercises to change the relationships between areas of the body, etc. There are endless possibilities of how we may choose to address movement and create change and we will brainstorm and collaborate together to create strategies that work and that you will be able to bring into your everyday life.
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