The depth of the Structural Integration (SI) process is affirming and has clear intentions: to evoke support and alignment in your body, to evoke flow and ease in movements, ultimately to bring you home “inside”. Structural Integration woke me up to my potential, it brought an embodied presence and centeredness that carries through everything I do, every relationship I engage in. As a therapist, I fell in love with this holistic perspective on pain management, improved function & alignment but also with the surprising self development and empowerment arising from the work. What a therapeutic combo to bring to someone’s discomfort!
I graduated from Tom Myers Anatomy Trains SI school in 2007 and had mentored under Amber Leigh Burnham (Guild Of Structural Integration) the year before. Since then, I have pursued further education with renown instructors in Human Structure, Movement, Structural Integration and Somatic Education. My almost 60 year old professional field is now supported by a booming field of fascia research, and since SI is also an exciting intersecting therapy between movement, anatomy, psychology, and of course, bodywork, there is plenty to learn! The body’s unfolding process, its intelligence, adaptability and organization (or compensation) continue to fascinate me deeply as I learn from each of my client’s unique processes. Studying Structural Integration has been an exciting and rewarding life path in which I accompany clients in their journey to pain relief, their pursuit of deeper awareness and desire to grow stronger into their authentic self.
Accomplished and happy in Structural Integration practice for almost 20 years, I also have worn many hats over five decades, first in Belgium (where I grew up and lived for 30 years), in Utah, then the last 12 years in Arizona. Curiously, I was a tourism guide, a hotel assistant manager, a hostel manager, a massage school teacher, a spa massage therapist, a Park City Olympic Park employee, and for three years, the president of a school parent-teacher non profit organization. How I pursue my happiness: among many things, I love to learn, to entertain, to parent with my husband, to observe our son grow, to have heartfelt conversations with humans of all ages.