Profile _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Somatic Coach specializing in embodiment practices for Body-Mind Balance and movement training focused on GYTOTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Exercise Methods.  Teaching Experience in Dance/Theater/Performance, Meditation and Somatic Movement Education with a unique understanding of embodiment practices to promote mind-body balance and integration. A collaborative leader proven effective at developing body awareness and movement capabilities with all age groups and range of motions.

  •  Strong background in Interdiscipinary studies- Philosophy, Psychology and Somatic Movement Eduction
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  •  Master Trainer in GYTOTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method/Teacher Trainer
  •  Registered Somatic Movement Therapist
  • Dance/Theater Performance Consulting and Coaching
  • Experience developing functional movement training to cross train athletes. Particular work with Dance, Gymnastics and Equestrians

Education _______________________________________________________________________________

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – 2008                                                     Minneapolis, MN
Master of Liberal Studies; Philosophy of Mind and Movement

Thesis: The Memory of Movement- A multi-disciplinary performance work exploring body memory through movement.

THE COLLEGE OF ST CATHERINE –  2002                                                       St Paul, MN

Bachelor of Arts; Double Major in Philosophy & Religion

GLOBAL SOMATICS TRAINING PROGRAM–  2005                                        St Paul, MN

1500 hour training program in developmental movement therapy Body Mind Centering® and energy healing. Registered Somatic Movement  Educator/ Somatic Movement Therapist

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Training 2005 -present                  WORLDWIDE

  • GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® Master Trainer
  • Licensed Gryrotoinc and Gyrokinesis Instructor- Certified on all specialized equipment, Level 2 Gyrokinesis and specialized workshops in shoulder, pelvic girdle and scoliosis rehabilitation


Professional Experience ______________________________________________________________

2012 – Present-  Gyrotonic Fit at One on One Physical Therapy              Atlanta, GA               

– President and Founder

  • Gyrotonic Fit is a studio focused exclusively on Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Training and Teacher Training.  Located within One on One Physical Therapy’s Equipoise Location, Gyrotonic Fit is part of a holistic, multi-disciplinary community of health professionals dedicated to offering clients excellence in instruction and integrated care.

2006 – Present-  Movement Integration                           

MOVEMENT INTEGRATION LLC.  – President and Founder

  • Movement Integration is a company that was formed with the focus on mind- body integration and wellness through movement and creative practices. I offer group classes and individual sessions for adults and children that fosters a positive environment for all to learn, move, grow and explore movement and creatively.
  • Cancer Wellness Coaching at Piedmont Hospital- offering life and wellness coaching and movement classes to clients and caregivers affected by Cancer.

2003 – 2009    Dance and Theater                                         Minneapolis, MN


  •  Zenon Dance Company
    • 2009 – Chorographer for Block E Scholarship Program
    • 2009– Modern and Composition Dance Instructor
  • St Paul Academy
    •    2009-2003 Drama-Movement Coach/Visiting Artist
    •    Co-Director  and Choreographer of multiple performances
  • Northfield Arts Guild
    • 2008 Dance Instructor for children ages 3-17
  •  University of Minnesota-Dance/Theater Department
    • 2005-2004 Guest Instructor for Beginning Modern and Intermediate Modern
    • University of Minnesota Dance Department- ‘Dancing from the Bones and Breath – Modern Dance Somatics Class’ Minneapolis, MN March 2007
    • 2009- Gyrokinesis for Actors workshop
    • 2009-Gyrokinesis for Ballet workshop
  •  Stage Coach Theater Arts
    • 2004-2003 Dance Instructor for children ages 7-12

2003 – 2009    Somatic Movement Workshops

  • St Paul Academy Eighth Grade ‘Movement Integration Wellness Class’ St Paul, MN  March 2009
  • ‘Releasing the Breath through Meditation Workshop’ Krefeld, Germany August 2009

2008 – Present Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Training

Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic Athletic Training for Performance- 2010- present

  • University of Minnesota Theater Department ‘‘Gyrokinesis Class for Actors’ Minneapolis, MN April 2009
  • Gyrokinesis Class for Dancers
    • Kanopy Dance Company Summer Intensive- Madison, WI
    • Minnesota Dance Theater, Minneapolis MN
  • University of Minnesota Dance Department, Minneapolis MN
    • Gyrokinesis Intensive for Dancers
  • Gyrokinesis 6 week Intensive Training Hamline University Women’s College Gymnastics, St. Paul MN
  • Gyrokinesis 6 week Intensive Training for Black Label Movement (Modern Dance Co.) – Minneapolis, MN
  • Gyrotonic Conditioning Program for Dancers- Studio 107/Gyrotonic Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN- Conditioning program for dancers and other performance athletes.

2008-2010- Studio Experience

  • Studio 107- Founder/Teacher/Director
  •  Small Boutique Studio focusing on Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Training, Pilates and Personal Training.
  • Taught group and one on one Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis sessions and classes and Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Pre-trainings.
  • Piloted Specialized Gyrotonic Training Program for Dancers
  • Teacher and assistant in Miami Beach, FL- GYROTONIC® Miami
  • Align Pilates – Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis Teacher and Pre Trainer, Minneapolis, MN
  • GYROTONIC® Minneapolis-Teach group and one on one Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis classes
  • Guest Teacher Experiences
    • Private sessions and classes at GYROTONIC® Krefeld, Germany August 200
    • Private Sessions and ‘Gyrokinesis Intensive’- Maui, HI May 2009

GYROTONIC®/ GYROKINESIS®  Teacher Training Programs- 2009-present

  • Studio 107, Minneapolis MN
  • Align Pilates, Minneapolis MN
  • Core, Atlanta GA
  • Body Evolution, NYC
  • Asheville Pilates, Asheville NC
  • Spira Pilates, Carborro NC
  • About Movement Studio, Decatur GA

Performance Experience  _______________________________________________________________________________



Certifications, Membership, and other Skills and Training _________________________________________________________________________

  • Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Movement Therapist – International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association – 2005 to Present
  • Training Program- Embodiment in Education with Susan Bauer- Training in applying Somatic Movement Education curriculum with Teens and college students.  San Francisco,  CA – 2011
  •  Anatomy Trains for Movement Trainers- Training in Body posture and movement analysis based on Tom Myers Anatomy Trains- 2009
  • Equestrian Training- Dressage, Jumpers, Equitation and Three-Day Eventing- 1996-2001