A Bit About Me...
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 at Conscious Movements, an online and in the flesh Feldenkrais & Meditation studio. My primary focus is on teaching movers, shakers and mindfulness makers…. and all of those who want to be, 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 better movement to aligning their inner integrity with their outer actions for a more fulfilling life.
My mission is to end unnecessary suffering (FYI all suffering is unnecessary) and have a whole lot of fun along the way. I also think the best self-help is self-compassion.
Well-Being is an inner state of knowing, self-awareness and self-acceptance that arrives when one is fully integrated — body, mind and spirit. It is achieved through personal integrity and it is the fruit of a harmonious relationship between your emotions, thoughts, and actions.
I believe that if we are to transform our relationships, our communities and our world... then we must begin with ourselves. —Buffy Owens
The Long Bio...
Buffy Owens, the founder of Conscious Movements and the Conscious Movements Online Studio, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (G.C.F. P.) with over 15 years experience in the mind-body fields. She is admittedly addicted to the art of learning and the wonders of meditation and mindfulness practices. She also takes particular joy in supporting people along their path to less pain and greater self-discovery.
Buffy’s commitment to the study and practice of the mind-body arts dates back to 1995, when she first began her studies as a massage therapist. It was then, as she studied the anatomy and physiology of the human body, that Buffy simultaneously began to explore the spirit that moves the form through mediation and awareness based movement practices.
Eventually she traded in her massage table for more academic pursuits— earning a degree in Kinesiology with special emphasis in Psychology & Neuroscience. Upon graduation, Buffy went on to complete an extensive four year professional training program in the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education. She now merges her practical training in movement education and academic studies with her passion for mindfulness and meditation to create a learning environment that empowers those who are suffering from chronic pain and all those who are interested in moving through life with greater ease.
Over the years, Buffy has provided movement education to a broad range of clients. From prenatal classes to expressive artists, college classrooms to meditation retreats, she offers unique and powerful classes in the Feldenkrais Method and mindfulness based practices.
In addition to her passion for helping others through the Feldenkrais Method and mindfulness practices, Buffy has a deep love for writing and has written as a columnist for the well-being section of PRIME, a San Diego publication geared towards people 50+; and has been published multiple times in IDEA Health & Fitness’s professional publications.
Additional Professional Development & Training:
• Holistic Health Coaching, Institute of Integrative Nutrition (currently enrolled)
• Child’Space Training
• Feldenkrais Professional Training
• Life Coach Professional Training, 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