I am a lover of life, of people, of animals, of plants, trees, flowers, all the natural world and I love to be in close connection to deeply authentic people. 35 years ago I started dancing and 25 years ago, started teaching conscious dance. Dancing has been my spiritual practice, my teacher, my passion and sometimes my savior, ever since. At the same time I was dancing, I became a psychotherapist and those two fascinations have run side by side in my life for years. The body tells us what it needs, how we are, what we like and don’t like. Two years ago, I went through surgery and huge health issues. In the end, I listened to my body (it was not quiet!) And walked away from Western medicine’s prescriptions of chemotherapy and began all alternative medicine treatments. And that has made all the difference. After 30 years of knowing I was mind / body / spirit, I got to walk the walk and go my own way, guided by my body’s voice. I couldn’t have done this without all my years of dancing and praying on the dance floor. if you asked me what the Open Floor dance practice can give to you, I would answer, “Everything you need and on the day you call out to know your body’s wisdom in a difficult time, you will be able to hear it.”
I have been graced with wonderful teachers in my life. They are Gabrielle Roth, Peter Levine, Sue Johnson, Andrea Juhan, Kathy Altman, Lori Saltzman, my children, my parents, my sisters, my friends, my dogs and all my students and clients. My deepest gratitude to you all for the love and kindness and laughter!
I hope we get to dance together.