I found the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education during my long search to recover from a dance injury. Of all of the conventional and non-conventional approaches I explored, Feldenkrais® was the one that most enabled me to feel and understand what it was I was doing and what I could do differently.
I now find great pleasure in movement and delight in helping people learn to attend to themselves so that they may move with greater ease, clarity, expressivity, longevity, and flow. Among the places I have taught are the Women’s Somatic Wellness program, Stanford University, and Healthwell Physical Therapy. I currently teach at Kaiser Health Education San Francisco, the Feldenkrais Center for Movement and Awareness, and Poto.
Before Feldenkrais, I studied music and dance at the University of California, San Diego. Shortly after graduating, I and composer Erik Ulman co-founded Poto, an organization dedicated to the gathering of contemporary artists for conversation, exchange, and renewal in Grass Valley, CA. For a sprawling site with some musings and descriptions of some of my art, check out www.AletheiaDiaSoma.com. (Be patient, it can be a little slow to load).
A life-long student, I’ve furthered my knowledge of the human body and the forces that act upon it with classes in anatomy, physiology, biology, kinesiology, chemistry, physics, and child development.
I grew up in a small town in the sierra foothills with parents who loved to play hard in the great outdoors. Although I don’t play as hard as I used to, I still enjoy wake-surfing and horseback-riding and can often be found roaming, reposing, dancing, and rejoicing in both the wild and the domesticated landscapes of Northern California.
My mentors and teachers: Karen Zindars, Dennis Leri, Cliff Smyth, Deborah Bowes, Paul and Julie Casson-Rubin, Jeff Haller, Mia Segal, Olena Nitefor, Augusta Moore, and Margit Galanter.
I am a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm.