Strength and movement training provides a powerful opportunity for learning to experience the body from the inside out, at the same time as we achieve strength milestones like our first or tenth pull-up, a bodyweight or double-bodyweight deadlift, or grace and ease in bodyweight movement drills.
Cultivating this mind-body connection as we grow in strength and ability supports us in better sustaining growth and healing in all areas of our live
My movement coaching practice borrows liberally from the physical culture and traditional strength training, yoga, martial arts, powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs. Along with learning traditional movements like squatting, deadlifting, pressing, pulling, and crawling, my clients learn to cultivate self-compassion, self-empathy, and presence. I’ve been training clients for seven years, and I love working with anyone who wants to bring mindfulness, embodiment, and self-regulation training into their lifting programs, as well as with people who might not otherwise feel comfortable in a traditional gym environment, including beginners, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and trauma survivors.
My first priority with clients is to cultivate a sense of agency and to support the skill of self-regulation. I emphasize mindfulness and self-compassion practices as we work on making progressive and sustainable improvements in both strength and movement skills, and I also provide a trauma-sensitive emphasis for clients that may need a little extra care as they explore movement. My aim is to help clients feel connected with their bodies and empowered to make good decisions over time, while learning to trust that health, well-being, and aesthetic changes can and do happen when we consistently rest well, eat well, and train well.
Learning to experience my body as an unfolding process, instead of as an object, and cultivating strength and grace in both stillness and in movement has led me to a larger and more expansive sense of self, and I’d love to support you in your version of this journey.