The Art of Movement
Enhance your relationship with Life

Influences and inspirations

​​Over the years, using her movement knowledge, embodiment and understanding, and her BioDynamic Craniosacral training, Secret developed a way of working with the clients which introduces and combines movement, hands on bodywork and stillness work. Secret's mentorship developed my skills and understanding beyond anything a more formal training could instill. She taught me that it is essential to fully embody the work I do before handing it on to clients and she also taught me the importance of finding stillness in myself. I believe having a mentor is one of the most important elements of the work we do as practitioners and te​achers.

My work continues to evolve. Once seeing the body primarily from a physical perspective, I now understand that human beings are energetic beings living in a physical body. This way of seeing the complete human being has enhanced my work beyond my own dreams.

​​​​​Our mentors hold up a light so that we are able to see the way. They do not take us by the hand and lead us because each practitioner will blossom in his or her own unique way. I have come to believe in the importance of mentors who can be found in all walks of life. 

I have too many mentors to mention each by name, but two stand out who I will mention here. The first, Emmett Hutchins, one of the first teachers of Structural Integration, who sadly passed in 2016, was my formative teacher. Structural Integration is a difficult skill to teach. Clients ultimately become our teachers, but I watched and listened to Emmett whose very presence seemed to help integrate the work. Emmett maintained Dr Ida Rolf's original vision of the work. He embodied her ideas and through his life he came to see the body and the work through his own unique eyes.

The second mentor who I spent over two years working closely with was Secret Keli Fine. Secret lives and breathes the embodiment of mind, body and spirit. Having grown up in a yoga community, she became a dancer and then returned to yoga, studying with Iyengar's primary teachers in the Bay Area. Secret also studied with Juliu Horworth, founder and developer of the Gyrotonic System and she taught this system of movement for many years.
"A human being ... experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”  
Structural Integration, Rolfing, Facial Release, Integrative Manual Therapy, Bodywork, Movement Education, BioDialectic CranioSacral
Albert Einstein