Judith Lavender Dancer, Choreographer of the Soul, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Dancer and Collage Artist, has been dancing and moving her entire life. She has a Certificate in Mime from Chabot College in Hayward, CA and a Bachelor of Art in Theatre from San Francisco State University. Her work incorporates Feldenkrais, Continuum, Tamalpa Life/Art Process, Chi Gong, Authentic Movement, Improvisation and Expressive Movement. She worked with elders as an Activities Director for 10 years where she developed a holistic movement program to keep elders more active and flexible. She brings her business acuity and acumen from working in personal finance for 13 years. A portion of this work is based on Embodied Mindfulness developed by Jamie McHugh, RSMT.
Although I have been a dancer and mover my whole life, I often felt as if I was not occupying my body due to past traumas and child abuse. After injuring myself by running into a pole because I wasn't paying attention, I took Feldenkrais classes to heal my broken self, learning to slow down and come into sensory awareness and occupying my physical body; thus began my lifelong journey and exploration of inquiry and discovery into the body. My soul sings and dances when am attentive to my physical journey, two aspects of me joyfully wed. I live in the Truth of who I am.
“You share your knowledge through the body in a way that is so inviting, sharing with us and inviting us into deeper connection with ourselves.” –Elaine Chan-Scherer, Psychotherapist and Hula Dancer
“I learned that my body is source of wisdom and truth, and that it intuitively knows what my entire being needs. Every session felt like a discovery, a practice of listening to the body’s wisdom without getting in the way. Judith helped me to find a sense of home and belonging in my body.” –Yumi Tomsha, Singer and Aspiring Teacher
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