Somatic Movement Therapy and Education
Greater Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan
It’s no secret we live in a “connected” world. How “connected” are you to your body? Maybe you’ve avoided your body because of pain, past hurt or shame. Maybe your “doing” keeps you from feeling. Maybe you’ve struggled to be in the present.
What if slowly reconnecting with your body, with support, could change everything?
I’m passionate about helping people find wellness and wholeness for body and mind.
No mundane “exercises” or “dredging up the past” required.
As an ISMETA-registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, a Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner™ and a Certified Movement Analyst, I have the expertise you need and deserve when reconnecting with your feeling body.
More importantly, I “get it” because I’ve been where you are.
My practice emerged from my personal story. For years (maybe my whole life) I thrived on doing, achieving and proving my worth, staying in my thinking head with little regard for my feeling body.
Through chronic pain and illness, breast cancer, and the death of my father, my focus on doing kept me from the pain of feeling. For every emotion I resisted, my body responded with injury and illness again and again.
Until finally, I broke.
Slowly, my body started to release its grip on years of grief, hurt and anger, and my mind allowed for new movement pathways. As I healed emotionally, I began to heal physically.
Your body is smart, communicative and resilient.
You can trust it with your healing.
Angie is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, a Dynamic Embodiment™ Practitioner, a Certified Movement Analyst and a professional choreographer with thirty years experience in movement and movement education. Her use of the Dynamic Embodiment™ modalities (mindful movement, body awareness, skilled therapeutic touch and compassionate dialogue) helps adults, couples, kids and teens discover holistic wellness and wholeness for body and mind. Angie offers special programs for individuals and couples affected by breast cancer or Parkinson’s Disease, women and children affected by birth trauma, psychotherapists interested in the moving body, and performing artists and athletes. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University.
- Schedule a complimentary phone consultation.
- Explore personalized goals for wellness and wholeness.
- Move with me weekly to listen to your body, wake up your senses, repattern your movement and clarify your physical communication.
- Start a new chapter of physical and emotional freedom.