is a certified Esalen® Massage teacher. Astrologer and educator since 1977, she counsels internationally and is a bilingual practitioner and teacher of Transformational Kinesiology from Polaris International College, Denmark. She created Openstars, Somatic Astrology at Esalen in 2000.
We live our lives in motion. A muscle appears static on the anatomy chart, and the ribs nicely align, but in fact we are reaching, bending, and coordinating dozens of fine motor skills every second. A joyous mood opens the limbs wider; an anxious thought freezes our breath and contracts our core. During this weekend, we will learn how to use lifting, passive joint rotations, gentle movement, and stillness to make our bodywork more effective, enjoyable for the receiver, and easier for the practitioner.