The body is the vessel that the mind inhabits.

The mind is like the wind and the body is like the sand;
if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you have to look at the sand.

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

My intention is to help others discover a deep, sensuous experience of the body by nourishing qualities of improvisation, play and curiosity in all aspects of our lives. My work with clients includes somatic movement therapy and equine experiential learning practices that help us feel and understand ourselves with greater clarity, are experiencing our bodies in a continuous, feeling, conscious way - what I call "body presence".

Between 60 and 80 percent of our communication is nonverbal - spoken in the bodily languages of movement and touch - including conscious and unconscious movements, gestures, postures, and facial expressions. The whole encyclopedia of our moving experience is an intricate web of connection.

For most people, movement is functional - about going somewhere or doing something. In that doingness, much of the expressive world of our movement can be lost. We forget that we are all dancers. We forget to play.

As we become more aware of this ongoing, improvisational movement matrix that we are a part of, we begin to connect to the richness and permeability of our bodily animal selves - feeling ourselves part of a larger, interactive whole - anatomically, energetically, psychically, spiritually, and emotionally.

My background is as an improviser, dancer, choreographer, writer, rider, teacher, movement educator and therapist. In my experience, the most reliable and authentic teacher is the body. Learning to listen to what the body is expressing can help 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 Tellington 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 was published by Trafalgar Square Books in September 2017.

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