Buffy Owens, the founder of A Space to Grow and Conscious Movements, 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, greater self-discovery, and in enhancing the lives of children with special needs & extraordinary gifts.
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 pregnancy, birth and early child development to create a learning environment that empowers women and their families.
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.
Dedicated to serving her community, Buffy has volunteered as a Doula for Heart & Hands Doula program at USCD San Diego. She has also shared her expertise and passion through low fee Feldenkrais Clinics for Children and the Pregnancy Project here in the Capital Region.
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.