PILATES, YOGA & THERAPEUTICS: At Gravity and Grace Movement studio, a 1:1 session is tailored to meet your needs and goals. Each session is an alchemical and intuitive process; I ask questions, listen to your history, ideas, & language, and then guide breath and movement. I use elements of yoga, Pilates and functional anatomy & movement (depending on your requests). You may choose private sessions 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.
MENTORING & CONSULTING: These informational sessions offer guidance on becoming a more values-aligned movement teacher or facilitator, running a movement/wellness biz, and social justice, social change-focused business practices. I will create action steps for you with your goals in mind.
***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. I address the body through physical intervention, as well as through an exploration of emotions, thoughts and feelings of connection to life, aliveness and spirit.
$100 for 1
$475 for 5
$900 for 10
$200 for in-home or on-location session in Portland Metro
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.
Initial or once-in-a-while sessions are 75 minutes, ongoing sessions are 55-minutes. Gravity and Grace Movement studio is located in the Central Eastside Industrial District at 1319 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.
PUBLIC CLASSES ARE ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM. CLICK ON CLASS NAME TO REGISTER.
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.