“I became a Rolfer™ to serve my community. I want to help people become pain free and more comfortable in their daily lives. My goal as a Rolfer™ is to give people options: in how they feel in their body, how they move, how they express, and how they relate to others and the world around them.”
I was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. I found Rolfing® SI as the result of a lower back injury that occurred when I was 13, which continued to affect my well being as time went on. A few years later, I remember walking through my college campus after my first Rolfing® SI session and being surprised by the depth of the changes; the relationship of my body to the earth below me felt different somehow, I felt lighter and more at ease. After three sessions, my back improved and a seed was planted within me that was the beginning of my path to becoming a Rolfer™.
Finding direction in life is often one thing leading to another: footprints and then suddenly a path, an idea and then an adventure and then a life. A latticework of life is what led me to study Rolfing® SI. I grew up riding horses, practicing Dressage and Eventing, where I learned to communicate through body language with my horse. In high school I spent a semester in Christchurch, New Zealand and became interested in how different people move, express, and relate to each other and the land. This led me to complete my Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Social Geography at Macalester College. During this time, I spent time living and studying in Ecuador and Chile, where I learned Spanish and yet another way of approaching life.
Prior to becoming a Rolfer™, I worked for four years at a small, non-profit housing agency in St. Paul, MN, where I helped people budget their finances and live within their means. I helped families and individuals understand the reality of their current situation and different options for moving forward, depending on their priorities and goals. At some point during this work, the seed that was planted when I first experienced Rolfing® SI sprouted and I began my training at the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO. Because of my interest in languages and learning to see things in new ways and through different cultural viewpoints, I chose to complete my Rolfing® SI training in São Paulo, Brazil.
I became a Rolfer™ to serve my community. I want to help people become pain free and more comfortable in their daily lives. My goal as a Rolfer™ is to give people options: in how they feel in their body, how they move, how they express, and how they relate to others and the world around them. I chose Rolfing® SI because it uses a lens that sees beauty and possibility in people, rather than what is wrong or what needs to be fixed. By balancing and aligning the whole body in gravity, pain and symptoms, as well as the strain patterns that caused them, are eased. By discovering the inherent wisdom of their own body, people optimize their potential and become more fully who they are.
When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my family and two young children. I also enjoy walking in the woods, working on a painting, playing music with my Andean Folk band, Alma Andina, biking to yoga, or dancing.