WORK WITH ME
Deep down you know that you're not meant to feel this way. You need less suffering and more meaning.
I know that sometimes it feels like this roller coaster of pain and discomfort will never change. I'm here to remind you that life is all about change! And being successful in creating the changes you want will undoubtedly take steps. But I promise, committing to taking one small step towards change is starting on a path worth taking. You deserve it.
I can make achieving your wellness goals feel easier and more approachable. I can help you to learn how to shift your moments of suffering into a lifetime of curiosity. And look, you've already taken a step, and found me! Right here, right now I'm offering you the opportunity to reclaim your life and feel empowered. Are you ready? I am!
Free Initial Chat – find out if I can help you today.
Discover more about how I work. We'll chat about your unique situation and discuss how we can work together to move you forward in your life.
Are you tired of life feeling like one big episode of "Manage My Pain"?
Changes don’t happen overnight, and it takes time to develop new habits. And the work I do as both a Feldenkrais Practitioner® and Functional Medicine Health Coach involves taking time to develop your awareness, expand your knowledge, and hone in on the skills you need to be successful. As part of that process, we’ll tap into the power of neuroplasticity to help you to rewire your pain and regain your life. Once you’ve mastered the process of working with yourself in this way, you’ll THRIVE.
I will be your guide and your coach. You will be the expert. Because nobody knows your body better than you. I will teach you principles and give you tools to help restore balance in your body. You will decide what works best and where you need the most help. We’ll use the gentle and mindful movements of the Feldenkrais Method, the power of Positive Psychology, and the theories of Functional Medicine to help you to uncover your habits of moving, thinking, sensing, and feeling. You will embody a sense of ease and grace.
I work with a limited number of clients at any one time. In part, this is because I request a commitment to at least 10-sessions. All of the work I do is about educating you and helping you to develop the skills and awareness necessary to no longer need my one-on-one services. Our work together is a process and most people work with me for 2-6 months.
The average cost of a session is $100-$125. However, I also offer partial scholarship to a select number of students/clients at any one time. So please, don't let the dollar signs be the reason that you don't book a free 20-minute Discovery Session.
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CLASSES & GROUP PROGRAMS
$14-$20 per class
I offer a few Awareness Through Movement 6-week series a year. Each series explores a specific theme and is geared towards meeting the needs and interests of the students.
Each class offers you an opportunity to learn more about your habits of moving, thinking, sensing, and feeling. Through the process of self-inquiry and mindful movement, these classes utilize the power of neuroplasticity to improve the way you move through life.
Winter/Spring Schedule 2018
Rocking + Extending: This six-week series is the second series of a three series theme that is designed to support a "vestibular reset" and enhance your locomotion. You are welcome to Drop-In to a single, but the classes are best taken as a full series.
Please note that this series is only offered online via Zoom and that the Tues & Thursday class will be the same lesson.
The Many Ways To Crawl Towards Sustainable Change: This six week series is the third series of a three series theme that is designed to support a "vestibular reset" and enhance your locomotion. You are welcome to Drop-In to a single, but the classes are best taken as a full series.
Please note that this series will be offered both online and in a studio in Troy, NY. Registration for this series will open up in March.
Pay What You Want
Awareness Through Movement®
The Pay What You Want, or Dāna, virtual classes are part of my "Pay It Forward" program. All of the funds collected for these classes are put into a 'scholarship' fund for those with chronic pain who are on a fixed income or who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to work with me without one of us sacrificing our financial well-being.
All of the Dāna based Awareness Through Movement classes are typically held once a month. Registration is required.
Why A Dāna Based Practice
The first is simple. It resonates with me. I was first introduced to the concept of dāna while attending a meditation retreat. I was simply told to pay what I could and what I felt the teaching was worth… a cup of tea, a pizza, a night out or a weekend away. To be honest, this approach resonates with me. I like the permission to honor where one is in life. I like the suggestion of examining what I might give up to give. I like knowing that what I give supports another.
The second reason is a bit more selfish. You see, teaching on a dāna is itself a form of dāna. It helps me to nurture my own sense of generosity, trust, goodwill, gratitude, and a sense of community. The practice of generosity is a significant spiritual practice in its own right. The dāna system encourages me as much as it encourages you to engage in a practice of generosity. The question of how much to give in dāna has prompted me to reflect deeply on my own values, fears, and generosity.
The third reason is a bit more practical. I wanted to find a way to support those who wouldn't otherwise be able to work with me without one of us compromising our own financial well-being.
Body + Brain for Chronic Pain
The Body + Brain for Chronic Pain Group Program are currently in the development phase.
The vision for this group program is to focus on the 5 Pillars For Chronic Pain that I use in my private coaching. We'll explore live group coaching calls, specialized Awareness Through Movement classes, and so much more.
The beta program is expected to launch in the Fall of 2018.
5 Pillars For Chronic Pain
#1- Easier Movement
Discover how your movement habits are contributing to your pain and how to move without pain and more ease. As you improve your movement you'll reduce the bio-mechanical stressors that may be contributing to your pain.
#2- Less Inflammation
Certain lifestyle habits and choices over time result in metabolic imbalances which promote a more inflammatory environment. Research has shown unequivocally that this systemic inflammation is fundamentally involved with cardiovascular disease, depression, and pain. For the person in pain, this amplified quality of tenderness increases pain levels.
I'll help you to figure out how to make the diet and lifestyle changes that can reduce metabolic inflammation. This may be sustaining a food plan your doctor has you on or shifting to a more refined whole-food lifestyle, or figuring out how to integrate stress relieving practices into your daily life.
When pain occurs, the brain interprets and modulates these sensations like volume controls for the pain, by dialing it louder or quieting it down. Hyper-sensitization occurs when the brain has the pain volume constantly turned up. Painful sensations become more severe, and some sensations that might not be painful to others reach a threshold of pain for the sensitized brain.
You'll learn effective ways to control and re-regulate the volume controls.
#4- Emotional Equilibrium
Our bodies are designed to respond to our feelings. For example, when you're embarrassed your face turns red, when you're nervous you stomach feels tight, and when you're having a stressful day you may be more likely to experience a headache.
Most of the time our bodies respond to our feelings automatically. It might even respond to feelings we aren't even aware of. And those emotions have a chemical and neurological make-up in our bodies. So, we have a physiological response.
In this program, we'll explore how your emotions contribute to pain. You'll learn how to become aware of emotional triggers and how to reverse the pain brought on by emotions.
#5- Supportive Mindset
A mindset is a belief that biases how you think, feel, and act. It's like a filter that you see everything through. It's what's driving your behaviors, your movements, and (to some degree) your physiology. Identifying and shifting the mindsets that keep you stuck and in pain is essential for rewiring your pain.
You'll learn about how your mindset impacts your physiology, your choices, and your behaviors, And you'll discover how to shift your mindset for good.
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Conscious Reading Club move your mind
Love To Read? Want to commune with others who love to read too? The FREE Conscious Reading Club meets once a quarter to discuss a book of choice. The book topics generally relate to Somatic Movement, Neuroplasticity, Trauma, the Microbiome or Mindfulness
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