"My statement to the world has always been about freedom of expression.The sacred union of physical, spiritual, emotional and artistic freedom is the heart of my be-ing. As a movement specialist, I see so many people who are imprisoned within their own bodies, and that lack of freedom affects them to the core.
I believe that when you feel free in your body, you ARE free. That moving our bodies is one of the most basic forms of expression we have. That the vibration of our grace in motion creates it’s own imprint on the world, and that the harmonization of these things can bring us closer to inner and outer Peace."
I build environments for people to move in.
From my earliest memories, I was playing with tensegrity, momentum, velocity, force, and basically every interaction you could feel between your intention and the world that surrounded you.
Back in the 1970's, that meant sewing clothes and practicing ballet. As I grew up, the world expanded, both in my perception and in it's innate nature, and "yoga" from the 1960's turned in to "yoga" for the generation born of those practitioners. I quickly caught up, moving from a brief carrier as a professional ballet dancer to a certified Pilates and Yoga teacher in 1994, and then my world changed when I walked in to a Gyrotonic studio. I immediately fell in love with this fluid movement system, supported by weight and pulley based machines, feeling a sense of " coming home" as I moved my spine and from that, my extremities, in all of these new workout environments.
So I immersed myself in the Gyrotonic Expansion System ; moving to the States ( from Canada) to do so, and studying extensively with it's founder Juliu Horvath to eventually become a Specialized Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Master Trainer at the highest level. The Gyrotonic approach has been formative to my perspective on movement, and informs all other modalities that I teach, but is only the jumping off point from where I look at movement.
I am fascinated with the link between the breath, connective tissue and core strength, and am a perpetual student of breathwork, aerial yoga, functional anatomy and a variety of somatic methods. I am constantly exploring different approaches to body movement, and delight in integrating them for my clients.
Most recently, I have added Galileo training and Aerial yoga to our studio. The Galileo devices are unparalleled as far as building intelligent muscular strength and retraining muscle memory. In cases where strengthening is essential but the body is so deconditioned that it cannot fire muscles correctly, Galileo training can bridge the gap safely and elegantly, in ways that could never be replicated with traditional weight training. In cases where you want to " hack your strength", this is YOUR JAM. Imagine a machine that can fire up to 35 muscle contractions per second with less body effort than your standard " sit to stand"... and let your thoughts flow from there. It's all possible with this device.
Aerial yoga/Yoga trapeze is a fascinating and addictive method of training, so simple in it's approach, and easily set up at home. It is my "go to" for homework exercises, as you can create an entire home gym providing both traction and bodyweight exercises for less than $60 in a doorway. I firmly believe that all change begins at the center, and the more you do on your own, the stronger the shift. The natural euphoria that results from gentle rocking, and supported inversions is a huge side benefit to Aerial training. And you don't have to go all the way upside down to get the benefits either.
When teaching, I delight both in breaking specific techniques down, and in combining them, depending on the person/class in front of me. I appreciate all perspectives, both hybrid and purist, and delight in exploring movement in all of it's forms.
Please feel free to Contact Me if you have any further questions.
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