from Paula

"I am devoted to practices that allow us to discover a deep and sensuous awareness of and connection to the body, and nourishing a sense of improvisation and curiosity in work and play. My work includes Equine Therapy that helps us feel and understand ourselves with greater clarity. This happens when we experience the balancing awareness that horses uniquely offer, because they sense and reflect our inner emotional states.

My background is as an improviser, dancer, choreographer, writer, rider, teacher,and body therapist. I have always found that the most reliable and authentic teacher is the body, and that learning to listen to its wisdom helps to unravel many of the patterns or beliefs that limit our pleasure and creativity."

I am a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSME/T) accredited by ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). I am also a Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, and am Guild-Certified in TTEAM (Tellington Touch Equine Awareness Method), working with horses and humans.

My writings on movement and dance have been published in Contact Quarterly, and my book, Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body will be published by Trafalgar Press in August 2017.