you want to deepen your relationship with your body
you want to support your baby's movement development
you want to feel calm and confident
Babies and their Caregivers
Health Care Providers who work with Babies
What to expect
move with ease
Do you feel stiff and stuck in your body? Perhaps your fitness class at the gym or dance class is leaving you feeling sore and achy. A somatic approach to dance and movement is gentle and allows participants to explore movements that feel good and are restorative.
trust your intuition
Are you always second guessing yourself and worrying about what others say you "should" be doing? When you take the time to regularly tune into the sensations within your body you will be better able to access and trust your intuition when you need it.
Many people want to better react to stressful situations. When you are seeing red, it is very hard to keep your cool. Tuning into your breath and allowing yourself to move based on your inner sensation will help you to notice sooner when you are about to boil over.
Private Somatic Movement Sessions
In these sessions we will use your movement goals for yourself or your baby to develop a plan and lead the movement explorations.
In this class, we will use the principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals to tune in to our bodies, release tension, and find new patterns of movement. This class will be done primarily lying on a mat, with movement that is slow and gentle.
Leave this class feeling grounded, renewed, and refreshed.
Created by Rudolph Laban (1875-1958), LMA is a framework and vocabulary for describing, experiencing, and observing movement. While created as a dance form, LMA moves beyond a dance style and can be utilized in any movement situation from a dance class, to the soccer field, to picking weeds from the garden. Throughout Laban’s lifetime, his work proliferated around the world. One notable student was Irmgard Bartenieff (1900-1981) who combined Laban’s work with her work as a physiotherapist to create her own series of movements and exercises called Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF).
In my somatic movement classes and private sessions I use Bartenieff’s Basic 6 + 2 Fundamental exercises along with the many concepts within the LMA framework to guide our movement explorations.
Other somatic practices that I have studied are the Mitzvah Technique and Itchush Method, The Feldenkrais Method, and Body-Mind Centering.
I'm passionate about helping you find ease and joy in your movement.