has your PAIN Been holding you back from the life that you deserve?
Maybe you've fought to find a diagnosis, as doctors, one after another, told you that it was all in your head. Maybe you've had a diagnosis or two, but even with a diagnosis the pain is still causing you great suffering. Perhaps you've been told that you'll need to learn to live with it ...often with little to no guidance as to what "living with it" means. And every image that you can conjure up of living with pain, pretty much sucks.
You might even be at the point where it feels like pain is infiltrating every movement, every thought, every plan, every conversation, every interaction. It was there in your body, in your facial expression, in your thoughts and your words, and even in the tone of your voice. Others can’t see it, but you can feel it nearly all of the time!
If you know this story all too well, then we need to talk. Because it doesn't need to be this way. The way that you are suffering now does not need to continue.
Hi! I'm Buffy Owens
I'm a Feldenkrais Practitioner® and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. I've got a steadfast passion for helping folks move beyond pain and into a life that fills them up — from the inside and out!
Most of the people that I work with have been suffering from complex pain for so long, that the idea of getting back to living a life they love seems impossible. I help them to gain the knowledge, skill, and awareness that's necessary to shift from a life of suffering to one of meaning and joy.
I hope that you enjoy everything offered here! I look forward to supporting you in growing your somatic insights and being a part of your process of finding yourself in motion.
Here's Who I really am...
Everyone is moved by something...
What's moved and motivated me has shifted throughout the years. In my early days of exploring the mind & body, I was moved to heal. I was driven by just enough dysfunction to evoke a desire for something different.... something more.
Gradually what moved me shifted...
Today, I'm moved by a deep sense of awe and curiosity! I lean into my personal practice (read spiritual vow) through my work here at Conscious Movements and over at A Space To Grow, an online Feldenkrais & Functional Medicine Health Coaching studio. I use the almighty menu, gentle movement, mindfulness + meditation, and human-focused education to help those with complex pain to thrive. My primary focus is on empowering movers, shakers and mindfulness makers…. and all of those who want to be, with the skills they need to move past the discomfort that is holding them back from living fully!
I envision a world where every human being can regain and maintain their health, well-being and emotional freedom to live life to the fullest. I am soul-fully committed to improving the Well-Being of humanity by empowering individuals of all ages to cultivate their passion for learning, movement, and self-discovery.
I strive to have people just like you become an embodied expert on themselves and all that they do. Meaning: they start to experience themselves fully, so that they can know what they do and do what they want — from pain-free movement, to aligning their inner integrity with their outer actions for a more fulfilling life.
My goal is to help people with complex pain maximize their ability to heal by focusing on living well!
My mission is to end suffering at an individual level (i.e. you) to transform the world.
I am blessed to have a livelihood that allows me to live my vows while pursuing my love for movement, meditation, and geeking out human sciences. What's better? I get to merge this love with helping others through the work that I do every. single. day.
Want To Know If My Work Is A Good Fit For You?
Credentials + Education
I'm a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
I’ve studied the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, founder of The Feldenkrais Method®, for more than a decade, and have gone through a 4-year intensive Professional Feldenkrais Teacher Training Program®. I’ve taught public classes, built a private practice in San Diego, CA and then Troy, NY. Dr. Feldenkrais’ principles about neuroplastic healing and Awareness Through Movement are a BIG part of my online teachings, in-person sessions, and my own personal movement practices.
I'm A Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
I put in some serious hours studying the principles of Functional Medicine & nutrition, mind-body medicine, and positive psychology coaching. The pillars of Functional Medicine Coaching are in total alignment with my work as a Feldenkrais Practitioner and my studies in the BioPsychoSocial Model of addressing pain. The Functional Medicine Coach Training Academy was founded in collaboration with the Institute For Functional Medicine, so all of my training prepared me to partner with you and your medical team.
I've Got A Degree In Kinesiolgoy
I started my academic years a wee bit later than most, as I spent the first few years after highschool studying and practicing massage therapy. But eventually I traded in my massage table for more academic pursuits—earning a degree in Kinesiology with special emphasis in Psychology & Neuroscience from CU Boulder. There, I was fortunate to take classes in Biomechanics, Brain & Behavior, Sensory Motor Neuroscience, Mind-Body Medicine, and so much more. This degree's emphasis on whole-body function and its applications to human health played a crucial role in my professional interests and development.
Professional Development + Other Certifications
Certification I Chronic Pain Rehabilitation via the Retrain Pain Foundation (currently enrolled)
Certified Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Life Coach Professional Training via Accomplishment Coaching
Mommy and Baby Yoga, Itsy Bitsy Yoga
Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Janice Clarfield
Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification
Labor Assistant (Doula) Training, ALACE