It is a privilege to assist someone to discover, unlock or heal blocks to the experience that our bodies offer for the full expression of life, educating through hands on, movement and awareness.
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I am a Native Floridian, born and raised in Miami. The love of movement has always been an integral part of my life, climbing trees, riding bikes, swimming, sport, dance and exploration in Nature. That love translated into graduating from The Florida State University with a degree in Physical Education, and then teaching in Miami-Dade and Leon County schools for several years. Helping young girls value the joy of movement was my passion.
Becoming a co-owner of one of the first Nautilus gyms in the country in 1973, gave me a deeper awareness of the importance of strengthening the structure through proper alignment and maximum efficiency of movement necessary for rehabilitation and health. I was next introduced to the gift of my hands by studying massage and treatment of athletic injury with Benny Vaughn, in 1979, one of the foremost therapists for athletes and others in the country.
This was soon followed by an introduction and experience of Soma Neuromuscular Integration, an evolution of Rolfing, developed by Bill Williams, PhD, an early student of Dr. Ida Rolf. This process changed my life physically and emotionally. It is a Body/Mind experience, incorporating release and alignment of the body and the processing of held, unprocessed emotions that the tissues so generously contain for us through life.
Further study followed with Dr. John Upledger and Craniosacral therapy, a method to communicate with the nervous system, allowing for deeper integration on all levels.
My intent is to support the whole person, the whole being, physically and emotionally, through the various modalities that have significantly impacted my own life and informed me of the potential for transformation and evolution of body, mind and spirit.
Our first visit will offer time to connect and discuss what an individual is seeking in their life currently. We will asses the structural alignment to notice and feel what compensation patterns may exist, perform a full body Soma Session, and notice the differences before and after the work, then deciding together if this is the appropriate process for them.
Somassage, Craniosacral Therapy and the Passion Test are other processes that will be discussed as possible individual sessions.
The journey to healing work has been an evolutionary experience through me. I have felt guided to each modality organically which expanded and informed my own life. I am deeply grateful to have been able to assist others in experiencing a greater awareness of themselves, physically, emotionally and mentally, through our work together.