I have a Masters in Somatic Psychology for the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and training in Interpersonal Neurobiology, Bodynamics, Psychodrama, Dance Movement Therapy, Laban Analysis, Authentic Movement, Sensory Integration, Grief work, Cancer journey support, Developmental Movement, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and other mind body disciplines.
I am certified as a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst This system gives me a multiplicity of ways to see and understand movement and behavior including; dynamics, the quality of movement; body function, the action of movement; shaping, the form of movement; phrasing, the emphasis and the spatial pathways of movement. The Laban system provides a language for dancers, choreographers, athletes, actors, psychologists and other professionals who are concerned with movement and communication.
Bartenieff Fundamentals is my framework for seeing, understanding and correcting alignment and body mechanics with individuals and as a basis for warm up in dance/movement classes.Through a foundation in developmental movement Bartenieff Fundamentals retrains the body to move in efficient neuromuscular patterns using breath and somatic awareness of dynamics and space.
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