I have spent most of life witnessing the beauty and gifts of nature, enjoying an abundance of vitality with gratitude and pleasure. I have also spent much of life moving through my body as a dancer, mother, athlete, physical trainer, and healthcare professional. Nature, health, and movement are at the foundation of my authentic self.
However, there was a period of time when I lost my way. I was led into the trap of doing “what is expected” and giving “110%”. The mainstream narrative almost broke me. Living someone else’s dream and performing in a perpetual state of action is unsustainable and exhausting. But Mother Nature has a way leading us back to sustainability, if we listen. My healing journey has given me the gift of re-membering. Through reflection, connection, and integration I have created The Earth-Body Way: a new paradigm of holistic wellness.
After 25 years of honing my innate gifts and curating a wealth of knowledge aligned with my life’s purpose, I am pleased to serve you on your wellness journey. The heart of my work, Earth-Body Movement Medicine, involves the restoration of organic movement patterns, postural re-alignment, and regenerative health (self) care practices. The modalities/technologies that I utilize are diverse and abundant. Your experience may include exercise prescription, fitness program design, breathwork, somatic integration, attunement practices, energy medicine, myofascial release, and nervous system regulation. My practice has evolved and developed over time to be uniquely mine and my toolbox is robust. It no longer fits inside ‘the box’ of traditional physical therapy or fitness training within the conventional model of health care or in a typical gym setting. However, I am happy to support you and provide my services as an adjunct to these traditional offerings. My clients have found that Earth-Body Movement Medicine has been “the key” to bring together the whole picture of physical health.
Physical movement falls into a broad scope which is relevant to everyone. It includes activities of daily living (ADLs), sports, activities, hobbies, work, and performance. We are all experiencing the same problem: we are becoming debilitated by a culture of comfort and convenience. Many of us fit into a category of living a life of “on” or “off” activity that lacks diversity and range. Our movement has become disconnected and unnatural, an evolutionary mismatch for our (generally) sedentary lifestyle. The solution is to remember that, as Earth-Bodies, we are intimately connected to our natural environment. With this foundational understanding and appreciation, we then can re-create, re-align, and re-establish ancestral behavior and activity using Earth-Body Movement Medicine. This is what I am providing at the Earth-Body Studio for Movement Medicine, by appointment only.
My goal is to faciliate the reclamation of your greatest capacity of functional mobility and authentic movement expression for a life of ease and vitality (the way nature intends). My offerings are not limited to the physical realm with Earth-Body Movement Medicine. Holistic health includes a multi-dimentional approach because we are multi-dimentional beings. For that reason, I offer Earth-Body Reclamation Circles and Earth-Body Alchemy workshops.
A whole new level of health becomes possible when integrating the five pillars of the Earth-Body approach (physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual). This is the subject of my forthcoming book, “Bodies of the Earth: Bringing joy and balance back to your fitness program with the Earth-Body approach”. My offerings bring together these pillars of wellness to transform your Earth-Body in a holistic, balanced, and sustainable way. It brings me complete and utter joy to share my wisdom, experience, and passion with the humans who inhabit our only planet Earth. Enjoy!
We all know that exercise is an integral part of our health, but there are many obstacles preventing us from building a sustainable movement program. The biggest issue is that there is no real infrastructure for designing and applying holistic and balanced movement practices. For this reason, I have created a regenerative, cyclical, and balanced approach to ensure that all of my clients are performing optimally for their own unique physiology aligned with nature’s cycles; the way we are intended to move and live. One-on-one sessions are by appointment.
“Regenerative practices are necessary because we have become a species that is depleted and disconnected from ourselves, as well as from the earth and other living creatures. A balanced system is diverse, cyclical, and ultimately self-sustaining. My clients are blossoming into a greater version of themselves; moving with joy, ease, and vitality. You can too!” – Dr. Nic
I believe that the physical body is not separate from our thoughts, feelings, and soulful self. It is for this reason that I encourage everyone to enhance their physical retraining with Earth-Body Reclamation (EBR) Circles. EBR Circles are facilitated small group virtual and in-person gatherings, with a maximum of 10 participants. As a Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator and NUSHU Mentor (nushu.com), I am using the NUSHU Group modality to complement physical training programs because pain and movement dysfunction are commonly linked to limiting beliefs, trauma, and other emotional memories stored in the body (somatic memory entrapment). Many of us may have inadvertently disconnected emotion, body, mind, and spirit. EBR Circles provide a space for self-reflection, connection, and integration to release what may be lodged in the subconscious. This modality consists of a check-in round, an embodiment practice, prompts for self-reflection, time for journaling, and an opportunity to share personal truth and insight. Being witnessed and held in a safe space, participants transmute the thoughts, belief, and patterns that no longer serve them. EBR circles offer connection to self, each other, and nature for a healing trifecta.
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Earth-Body Alchemy Workshops:
We gather in community as an opportunity to align with nature and connect with each other. You will learn about natural law, how correspondence in nature may inform an infrastructure for health, the science of nature as healer, our ability to channel and align with healing energy, foundations of energy medicine, and how you can apply a regenerative approach to your health (self) care. In this space of coherent nervous system regulation, with the resonance of community intention, and in the spirit of nature’s wisdom, we practice being in the new paradigm of health and wellness. These community practices and offerings may include guided meditation, breathwork, poetry, music, journaling, and movement to encourage divine, creative, and abundant healing energy for life force to flow.