Life experiences I bring to my practice
16 years of fast-paced service industry work
Spastic back injuries as a result from overuse and stress
Chronic mid and low back pain more or less resolved by Rolfing
Bumps, bruises, sprains, injuries from a generally active lifestyle including hiking, biking, running, casual rock climbing
Knee surgery at age 16
Lived in many different states including Maine, New Hampshire, Washington, Alaska, Montana,
Fitness practice includes weight lifting, running, balance/flexibility
Chronic pain brought me to my first Rolfing session and curiosity brought me to the rest of the series. If my body could feel that good after just one session, what were the possibilities contained within the entire series?
Completing the 10-series and subsequent tune-ups remain one of the best investments I have ever made. To be able to feel at home in a body that for many years didn't feel like my own was the best gift I have ever given myself and is one of the reasons I decided to become a Rolfer™.
Two months after my first 10-series, I went on a solo road/backpacking trip across the country. Prior to Rolfing, I was unable to hike more than a few miles with a pack on without excruciating knee pain. On this trip, I was hiking 10-17 miles daily for a few weeks with no pain other than the expected muscle soreness. My body was also recovering from the hikes faster than I thought possible. It was on one of these hikes that I received the other half of my equation: at a pivotal moment in my life, I realized that I would reach my full potential when I was helping others reach their full potential. Here I am.
What I love about my job is helping people reconnect with their bodies, helping them to once again feel at home. I love exploring options for how to be and how to function in this world without chronic tension and pain.
Deepening the 10 Series with Advanced Rolfer Russel Stoltzoff April 2023
Tonic Function, Rolf Movement with International Instructor Rita Gieriola March 2023
Cranial and Cranial Relationships: A Biodynamic Approach with Advanced Rolfer Thomas Walker April 2022
Treating the Whole Body Pattern through Feet, Legs, Pelvis and Spine with Advanced Rolfer Russel Stoltzoff Nov 2021
The heART of Being a Conscious Practitioner with Advanced Rolfer Michael Polon Sept 2021
Self Neurovascular release with Kier Shumaker Online Class Feb-Apr 2021
NICABM Trauma Informed Therapy/Polyvagal Theory with Dr. Steven Porges
DIRI Webinar Diaphragms, Breath, and the Lemniscate with Carol Agnesses, Certified Advanced Rolfer™
DIRI Webinar on the Shoulder Girdle with Libby Eason, Certified Advanced Rolfer™
IASI Webinar Fascia Science Overview with David Lesondak