I have always danced. I grew up dancing in a ballet studio in Nebraska, but my dancing really took off in college when I was introduced to modern dance at Bates. I spent every minute I had dancing at Bates College. Under the mentorship of Marcy Plavin and Carol Dilley, dance became the main focus and enjoyment in my life. Dance has continued to be an important and ever present influence in my life.
I was born and raised in Nebraska, however, from my first day at Bates College, Maine felt like home. I could not have asked for a better community and location to learn, grow, and gain a deeper understanding of myself and the world around me. I earned my Bachelor's degree with a major in religious studies and a minor in dance. To complete my education, I moved to Boulder, Colorado, and earned a Masters degree in religious studies from the University of Colorado and graduated from the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.
Advanced Certified Rolfer™
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist
B.A. Bates College
M.A. University of Colorado
My graduate work focused on religion, gender, and the construction of the body in western cultures. As a dancer I have always been interested in every aspect of the human form. In graduate school, I focused on how the body is perceived, constructed, and controlled within religious and western contexts. My graduate thesis was entitled Rolfing: Structural Integration as American Metaphysical Religiosity. Through this project, I looked at the history of metaphysical religions in America, and how Rolfing: SI is not only a part of this history, but played an important role in shaping western ideas of metaphysical religion.
I live and work in South Portland with my husband, son and many fur babies. I am an avid yoga practitioner and I try and take advantage of all Maine has to offer. I love spending time on the water (lake or ocean) and in the mountains. The more I study and practice Rolfing: Structural Integration (SI) and see firsthand how it improves the lives of all who participate, the more excited I am to to bring Rolfing to the active people of southern Maine.