I have been a somatic movement educator, soma yoga &
meditation teacher and dancer in Seattle for over twenty seven years.
For 28 years, I have enjoyed supporting students in experiencing
freedom in mind, motion and creative courageous living through
somatics, meditation, soma yoga, dance and the arts.
My teaching draws
strongly from my studies, trainings
and teaching in meditation practices within the Zen and
Tibetan Buddhist traditions,
dance, Skinner Releasing, Open Source Forms, Alexander
Technique, Somatic Unwinding, BioSomatics, Hanna Somatics, the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais,
developmental movement, Embodied Anatomy, Body Mind Centering, BrainDance, QiGong, Classical Hatha Yoga and classical voice training.
I founded and began
developing Soma Yoga in 1994 and opened Soma Yoga & Dance Studio in
My dance background includes Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary
African, West African, Dance Improvisation,
Low-flying Trapeze Dance, Bungee Dancing, WaterDance, Skinner
Releasing and Open Source Forms.
In addition to Soma
Yoga, I have developed Simple Somatic Self Care, Sounding the Body, ArtWorks! Meditation, WaterSomatics & Dance,
Improvisational Somatics, Moving Medicine, Soma Yoga & Art,
SomaYogaDance and Toolkit for Teens & Pre-Teens.
I sit in huge
heartfelt thanks for the courage and
teachings of my family, Muriel Brock, my students, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ani Pema Chodron,
Lama Wangdor Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama,
Moshe Feldenkrais, Thomas Hanna, Russell Delman, Thomasa Eckert,
Davidson, Stephanie Skura, Karen Clay, Carol Welch, Bob Smith,
Ellen Ziegler, Barry Briggs, Frank And Debra Ching,
Kevin Spencer, Melissa Middlebrook,
Dora Oliveira, Lara McIntosh, Etienne Cakpo,
Daniel Nery Dos Santos Filho (Mestre Pitta),
Aileen Panke, Manimou
Camara, Ann Green-Gilbert and many more!
I believe that nurturing compassion and allowance within ourselves changes
.........and "A Dance a Day."