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MINDFUL MOVEMENT is a trauma-informed, foundational practice specifically designed for stress & tension release, dynamic experiential anatomy, joint-mobilization, focused core strength & stability work, and embodied spirituality. It brings together elements of Pilates, functional biomechanics and active stretching.
CEREMONY is a practice in creating more meaningful movement rituals. It incorporates trauma-informed, guided meditation (based on the cardinal elements), breath work, core strength, and yoga asana (poses). Variations and options are always offered. Expect a gentle, yet challenging practice that emphasizes curiosity and how to directly bring your practice into daily life.
**I aim to create inclusive, healing and safe(r) spaces for somatic exploration, honest reflection and empowerment. All classes are all levels.
YOGA, PILATES, THERAPUETICS: At Gravity and Grace Movement studio, a one-on-one session is tailored to meet your individual needs and goals. Each session is an alchemical and intuitive process, wherein I'll ask questions, listen to your history, ideas, & language and then guide breath and movement. I use elements of yoga, Pilates and functional movement. You may choose to do a session every once in a while to ask specific questions, work on a specific pose or skill, or start a home practice. For lasting results, to deepen and develop your practice, OR to work with chronic pain & injuries, I encourage committing to private sessions regularly and ongoing. If you’re new to yoga, Pilates or mindful movement, privates are a great way to learn in a safe(r) and slower setting.
MENTORING, COACHING, CONSULTING: These informational sessions are for those who want guidance on how to become a more values aligned movement teacher or facilitator, ideas on running a yoga/Pilates or movement studio, conscious, social justice & change-focued business practices, and more. I will share wisdom from my 20 years of teaching, brainstorm with you, and help you develop action steps.
***I've been teaching since 2001 to a broad range of clients, that include NFL Hall of Famer, Steve Young and International Popstar, Lady Gaga. I work with all variety of ability levels and issues, including, but not limited to: chronic injuries, herniations, hip-replacements, scoliosis, pre&post surgery, auto-immune disorders, depression/anxiety/panic disorders, PTSD, pre&post natal, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, cancer, arthritis and more. I specialize in trauma-informed practices and I have a keen ability for working with hyper-mobility, body dysmorphia/disordered eating and chronic pain, as I have walked my own healing path through these issues.
My approach is oriented through an embodied practice of animism, social justice, collective healing & liberation, trauma-informed somatics and nervous system regulation, addressing the body through physical intervention, as well as exploring emotions, thoughts (neurol and feelings of connection to life, aliveness and spirit.
Initial or once-in-a-while, single sessions are 75 minutes. Ongoing privates are 55-minutes. Pilates equipment, (Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac), and mat work are available at my studio, located near the Hawthorne Bridge in the Central Eastside Industrial District at 1319 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Contact me directly to set up an appointment here.
$100 for 1
$450 for 5
$850 for 10
$200 for in-home or on-location session in Portland Metro
If you need to cancel a private session, please kindly give 24 hour notice. If canceling with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged in full.
-Please wear comfortable clothes for your ease of movement.
-If you are going to be more than 10 minutes late, please call or text me.
-Please refrain from wear strong scents or perfumes.