Since completing my training at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® in 2003, I have worked with a wide range of clients to achieve more with their bodies and recover from injury, overuse, and trauma.
As a practitioner, I am interested in how subtle movement patterns and perception can powerfully shape structural relationships in the body. I incorporate methods of working that harness the body’s innate responsiveness and intelligence to create precise structural change. This results in an experience that is more comfortable and often longer-lasting than when change is forced on the body.
Like most Rolfers, my journey to the profession began as a client. I developed osteoarthritis in one ankle after an injury, and in my early twenties, I was in increasingly chronic pain and discomfort throughout my body. I felt tense, old, and unhappy as the patterns of compensation and strain from limping and favoring my ankle caused increasing chaos in my body as a whole.
Rolfing brought me to a point where the ankle joint issues no longer dominated my movement and posture and I could walk not only without the strain that had been exhausting me, but also with a quality of balance and an ease that I hadn’t known before. I was attracted to the way the work felt like both a science and an art: a hands-on craft that gave me deep, precise shifts toward a new way of moving in the world and experiencing myself.
Since my initial training as a Rolfer, I continue to explore methods and modalities that support whole-body organization and healing, with a particular focus in recent years on Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
I received my Advanced certification from the Rolf Institute and the Japanese Rolfing Association in 2016.
I am grateful to have Rolfing as a life long vocation, a profession that provides me with a way to continuously learn, practice and help people.