I was born and raised in Girdwood, Alaska and make my home in Kennicott (McCarthy) Alaska now. My Rolfing®Structural Integration practice and yoga teaching happens in both of these places. I am also willing to do home visits in other locations such as the Copper River Basin, anywhere along the Glenn Highway, Anchorage or elsewhere. Feel free to ask.
My background includes nordic racing, mountain guiding, climbing, backcountry skiing and mountaineering. My life has been formed around these things, and I understand from personal experience the frustrations of being held back from your goals and passions by pain. I also understand that finding more efficiency of body use can make a big difference in the performance of a high level athlete.
I found Rolfing and started using yoga in a therapeutic way when my own body stopped allowing me to do what I wanted with it. I spent nearly 10 years actively self healing from a time in my late 20s when I reached a point of pain and exhaustion that kept me from doing much of anything for over a year. Standing up straight, walking uphill without a lot of pain and holding a job were all off the books for the worst of that time. It has been a journey of incredible learning and now I want to help other people avoid such a thing.
If I can save even one person the long frustration of trying to figure out how to heal, and instead help them move forward in the process more quickly than I did, I will feel like my efforts are worthwhile. Better yet, I would like to help people never get to that point in the first place. If you address the small problems you may avoid the large ones.