Both parents underwent the ten series process and experienced tremendous changes. Whenever I would go home for a visit, they would share with me the changes they could feel in their bodies as a result of Structural Integration.
I was able to see and feel their changes on many levels. Physically, I would see my father recovering his strength and energy and structural alignment very quickly after the various surgeries required for treating the cancer. On the emotional and spiritual levels, I felt both parents become much more open and aware. Their appearance was more energetic and alive!
But It was actually experiencing the work that inspired me to become a practitioner. I began the ten series process with a practitioner in North Carolina and during each session I would feel my body begin to lengthen and open. I felt shifts in my movement patterns that gave me more fluidity in movement, and often increased my range of motion. I had not even realized that I had restrictions in my movement patterns until I felt them release!
As I moved through the ten series process, I gradually felt my body becoming recharged. I felt lighter, much more energetic, and I began to approach my life with a more positive and less fearful outlook.
I felt so much better and learned so much throughout the process that I decided I must learn how to share it with others.
A few months later I headed out to Boulder Colorado to begin my training. The work of Structural Integration has truly been a gift in my life and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share it with the community in Asheville and in other areas. In addition to practicing Structural Integration I spend quite a bit of my time teaching others about the body. I trained as an RN and worked primarily in the field of oncology and now enjoy using that training to inform my practice and to teach anatomy; physiology; pathology; and kinesiology to students learning to become massage therapists and students training to become yoga teachers.