My Training

I am committed to continually refining my skills and improving myself for the benefit of my clients, my family and myself. This includes on-going training in the Feldenkrais Method, Focusing, and Meditation.

Feldenkrais Method®

I am a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.  The training to become a Feldenkrais practitioner was 800 hour training over 4 years.  In addition, I have done over 1400 hours of mentoring and advanced trainings.

2017

  • NY IOPS with Jeff Haller: (180 hours) Oct 2015-May 2017
  • Acture: Influences from your Pelvis and your Eyes with Ellen Soloway: October (25 hours)

2016

  • Seattle IOPS with Jeff Haller: Sept 2016-Feb 2018: (150 hours)
  • Anti Fragile Walking, step by step with Andrew Gibbons: June (11 hours)
  • Learning Self-Organization Again and Again and Again with Jeff Haller: Online (14 hours)
  • Learning Self-Organization Again and Again and Again with Jeff Haller: Seattle (36 hours)
  • One on one mentoring with Donna Ray:  March (8 hours).  Sept (2 hours)
  • Mentoring Weekend with Jeff Haller: Feb (9 hours)
  • Relief from Emotional and Physical Pain: Trauma recovery and the Feldenkrais Method with Donna Ray: September (15 hours)
  • Online Secrets of the Shoulder with Jeff Haller: (4 hours)

2015

  • Learning Self Organization Again and Again and Again… Online with Jeff Haller:(14 hours)
  • Secrets of the Feet Online with Jeff Haller: (6 hours)
  • Three mentoring weekends with Jeff Haller: Feb, May, July (36 hours)
  • One on one mentoring with Donna Ray: (8 hours)
  • Callan Rush weekend: (12 hours)

2014

  • Ground, Grounded, Grounding with Jeff Haller: (36 hours)
  • Lengthening the spine Part 2 with Jeff Haller: (12 hours)
  • Mindful Practitioner Master Class in San Diego with Donna Ray: (46 hours)
  • Master of Enrollment and the Big Shift Coaching Program with Bill Baren
  • Crafting Functional Integration Lessons with Confidence with Jeff Haller: (42 hours)

2013

  • Lengthening the spine with Jeff Haller: (46 hours)
  • FGNA Annual Conference:  A Potent Practice: (24 hours)
  • Mindful Practitioner Master Class in San Diego with Donna Ray: (40 hours)
  • Fundamentals of Movement for the Orthopedic Patient: Shoulders, Arms & Hands with Gordon Brown: (16 hours)
  • Exploring Hip Joints with Jeff Haller: (12 hours)
  • San Diego Training II with Elizabeth Beringer and Carol Kress: (30 hours)
  • Learning to Use the Ground in Aikido Practice with Jeff Haller: (3 hours)

2012

  • Heart to Heart Conversations with Allison Rapp: (72 hours)
  • Carriage of the Head with Jeff Haller: (42 hours)
  • Metaphor of the Headstand with Jeff Haller: (14 hours)
  • FGNA Annual Conference: Embodying Neuroscience: (30 hours)
  • Summer ATM Intensive with Jeff Haller: (15 hour)
  • Victoria II Fedenkrais Teacher Training Program with Jeff Haller and others: March 2009-June 2012 (800 hours)
  • Perspectives on Walking Advanced Training with Jeff Haller: (30 hours)
  • Using Resistance Advanced Training with Jeff Haller: (14 hours)
  • Weekly group Feldenkrais practitioner mentoring with Jeff Haller: (57 hours)

2011

  • Creating the Conditions for Learning Advanced Training with Jeff Haller: (38 hours)
  • Perspectives on Movement with Jeff Haller: (9 hours)
  • Mia Segal and Leora Gaster Advanced Training: (25 hours)
  • Perspectives on Walking IV with Jeff Haller: (11 hours)
  • Weekly group Feldenkrais practitioner mentoring with Jeff Haller: (120 hours)

2010

  • Mia Segal and Leora Gaster Advanced Training: (8 hours)
  • Summer ATM Intensive with Jeff Haller: (15 hours)
  • Perspectives on Walking III with Jeff Haller: (11 hours)
  • Perspectives on Walking II with Jeff Haller: (11 hours)
  • Discovering Roots of Internal Strength Advanced Training with Jeff Haller: (38 hours)
  • Weekly group Feldenkrais practitioner mentoring with Jeff Haller: (60 hours)

Meditation

  • Retreats:
    • Dharma Ocean Journey Home June 2017 (1 week)
    • Dharma Ocean Winter Intensive Dec 18, 2016-January 1, 2017 (2 weeks)
    • Summer retreat with Anam Thubten (1 week) 2015
    • Transformation through stillness Weekthun, Berkeley (1 week) 2014
    • Summer retreat with Anam Thubten (1 week) 2014
    • Seattle Summer Weekthun (1 week) 2013
    • Wisdom of 5 Buddha Families with Jenny Bondurant (1 week) 2013
    • Shambhala Sangha Retreat (1 week) 2009
  • Dharma Ocean Classes
    • Meditating with the Body: September 2017-February 2018
    • The Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness: The Tantric Style of Embodied Meditation (Online) 2017
    • Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive — Part One: Hinayana (Online) 2017
    • Awakening the Body (Online) 2016
  • Shambhala Classes
    • Basic Goodness Series: (2013-2014) Who am I? How can I help?  What is real?
    • Sacred Path (2011-2015) Rigden Weekend, Great Eastern Sun, Windhourse, Drala, Meek, Perkey,  Outrageous and Inscrutable, Lojong, and Karma
    • Way of Shambhala (2008-2010): Levels 1-5

Focusing

  • Level 3:  September-October, 2012 with Ann Weiser Cornell
  • Philosophy, Focusing & Changing the World: March 2012 with Ann Weiser Cornell and Eugene Gendlin
  • Philosophy, Focusing & Dreams Phone Class:  January 2012 with Ann Weiser Cornell and Eugene Gendlin
  • Level 2:  January 28-29, 2012 with Jeffrey Morrison
  • Level 1:  December 3-4, 2011 with Jeffrey Morrison

Academic Training

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude from University of Pennsylvania in 1980