For as long as I can remember, movement has been my primary language. It is where I go for deeper inquiry as well as solace. Through movement, I contact and communicate with the world in a primordial intimacy that connects my inner landscape to the one I live in. This essential human expression has been my life-long passion and study.
The foundation of my experience is Modern Dance and Movement Improvisation, which I began studying in 1976. I danced in a company that was based in performing Improvisation from 1980-1989. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 1986 with a B.S. focusing on Dance, Kinesiology and Poetry. Dance led me into Authentic Movement, Yoga and BodyMind-Centering. I completed various trainings and in-depth studies in these modalities in the early and mid 1990s. An interest in psychotherapy led me to complete a two-year training in Hakomi Body-Centered psychotherapy in 1996. I began to work with John Breckenridge in 1994, integrating his in depth Transformational Process work into my teaching. In the late 90s, I deepened my yoga practice and teaching by getting certified with Erich Schiffmann and studying Vinyasa flow with Shiva Rea. I specialized in Prenatal yoga which I taught for 12 years.
In January of 2003 I was introduced to Continuum Movement. From that very first workshop, I knew I had found a practice that integrated self discovery and spiritual depth with movement as its essence. I met both Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper in 2003 and studied consistantly with both of them. I was invited by Emilie Conrad to be an Authorized Continuum Movement Teacher, which I did from 2007 - 2015. After Emilie's death in 2014, I became a co-founding member of the Continuum Teachers Association.
I travel and teach workshops as well as offer classes and work with clients both virtually and in Durham, North Carolina, at my own beautiful movement space, Spanda Studio. I also mentor individuals interested in teaching Continuum.
I am the creator of “The Alchemy of Eros” an inquiry into the dynamics of relationship between our spiritual nature, sexual nature and aliveness. "Diving to Write" explores Continuum as a sourcing practice for writing. I also created a class called “Liquid Love," a fusion of Continuum with props and tools which releases tension and increases the conductivity of our connective tissue. My newest inquiry, " Resonant Body", explores the nuances of resonance and enstatic states of consciousness as portals to our our spiritual embodiment.