I work as a kinesiologist and somatic movement educator; I bring a grounded presence and a spirit of collaborative inquiry to support the emergent expression of health inherent in each individual. I have been facilitating movement experiences for individuals and groups for over 20 years.
I am a Practicing Kinesiologist, registered with the BC Association of Kinesiologists. My passion and interest in movement as well as my professional dance training lead me to become a certified instructor of the Pilates method in 1995. In 2008, I completed Foundation and Advanced level training in Self Regulation Therapy (SRT), a gentle, somatic-based trauma resolution therapy.
I maintain a commitment to continuing education and have had the great fortune to study with many exemplary movement instructors. My early experiences with the following individuals created a strong foundation of movement and kinesiology: master instructors in the Pilates method Dianne Miller, Marie-José Blom Lawrence, & Michele Larsson as well as physiotherapists Diane Lee, Linda-Joy Lee, Dean Smith, & Greta von Gavel.
More recent (and with some on-going) experiences with the following gifted and visionary individuals have provided affirmation of the importance of working in an embodied way, as well as delightful instruction, inspiration, clarification, and direction: Continuum –based movement and perceptual presence work with Susan Harper, evolutionary movement and experiential anatomy/kinesiology with Caryn McHose, Body and Earth practices with Caryn McHose & Andrea Olsen, kinesiology and perceptual movement with Hubert Godard and with Kevin Frank, rhythm & embodied drumming with Navaro Franco, taiji/qigong with Kelly Maclean, and trauma resolution with Drs. Lynne Zettl & Ed Josephs.