I love the beauty of movement and how it informs us.

In the early 1970's, I began my career as a teacher of creative movement for preschoolers and as a dance improvisation teacher for adults. My fascination with how movement develops (or more accurately, how it often decreases as we grow older), the effect of movement on health, and the relationship between movement and self perception led me to study directly with Moshe Feldenkrais. 

Upon graduation from the Feldenkrais Training in 1983, I became a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and have maintained an ongoing practice of teaching Awareness Through Movement classes and offering private sessions since then.   At the Feldenkrais training, I met Harriet Goslins, the founder of Cortical Field Reeducation®. We reconnected in 1997, when Harriet invited me to co-lead workshops at Esalen Institute, and subsequently to teach in Professional CFR Trainings. I taught Awareness Through Movement at the University of Utah for 18 years and have lead workshops in the United States and in Spain.

In 2010 I began to develop my own work by combining the Feldenkrais Method of pedagogy with core strength ideas from the Pilates Method. This work helps people connect to core strength very deeply. My exploration of this material was in response to my own severe back pain....which now is no longer problematic. The usual idea of exercise is to strengthen the outer crust and leave our deeper, primary resources out of awareness.  The ideas that I’ve developed around core strength engage the primary, intrinsic muscle system so that the secondary, gross motor muscles don’t over work. As a result of this exploration, I discovered a profound and unexpected effect which was as deeply beneficial as the pain relief. My increase in physical capacity and resilience brought me greater self confidence and even more compassion for others.  I’ve continued to expand and teach this material with fine results. It's appropriate for anyone, however, I believe it to be essential for the vitality of seniors. 

My life has been a continuous study of aware movement, consciousness, and the effects of the movement of attention. In 2013, I became Russell Delman's student in The Embodied Life Mentorship Program.  Russell’s work combines meditation, the Feldenkrais Method and embodied listening. It spurred the beginning of a regular mediation practice for me which has nourished my soul and deeply enriched both my personal and professional life.

Individual sessions and classes are available for you in my Salt Lake City studio as well as  workshops and mentoring opportunities in the United States and Europe. I look forward to meeting you.