Cause You Can Never Have a Long Enough Title


The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity for me. Now I’m enjoying getting back to my relatively easy-going routines, and am feeling ready to share some of what I’ve been up to.

bcsi-logo-72-bluAllow me to lead with a shiny new addition to my credentials! I officially earned the title Board Certified Structural IntegratorCM. I took the exam while I was in Raleigh, NC for the annual meeting of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) Board of Directors. I have been on the Board for over a year now, currently serving as Secretary. Structural Integration, which most of my clients know as Soma Bodywork, is obviously near and dear to my heart, so I am glad to have this opportunity to support and promote SI as a profession.

ball_plank_smallI also attended the advanced training at the Soma Institute this summer. That was three amazing weekends with my friends and community, soaking up skills, knowledge and inspiration. One of the themes was “stability and mobility.” We studied how high quality movement comes from a place of stability, and the folly of mistaking rigidity for stability. It was so much fun to see Pilates principles showing up in a Soma context!

As if that wasn’t enough growth for one summer, I also picked up a new qualification as a ZEN•GA™ Instructor. ZEN•GA is synergistic blend of mind-body modalities, supported by exercise science and the newest findings in fascial fitness. More and more I find myself steered into the territory where my two chosen modalities intertwine…you can expect to hear more about Fascial Fitness in 2015!


Mixed into all this learning and growth has been plenty of fun. While I haven’t had my boat out on the water as much as I’d like, there were several little trips out into the Sound, and I got to visit with friends and hike on the beautiful Oregon coast. ‘Cause let’s face it, any trip that includes ice cream at the Tillamook Cheese Factory is a guaranteed winner!

“Disorder is inherent in stability. Civilized man doesn’t understand stability. He’s confused it with rigidity. …True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.”
– Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues


Never give up, never surrender!




CONGRATS to Nicole Adams, owner of Intimate Pilates, for winning her very own Club Pilates franchise!!! The entire IP staff is thrilled for Nicole, and can’t wait for the very first Club Pilates to open in Washington State! Watch for details as plans progress.



Soma Treatment Work

Did you know you can request 10-15 minutes of manual therapy within any private Pilates session? We can do a little work on your neck, hip, back, or whatever you might need to help you move a little better during your session.

I love being able to offer this service to my Pilates clients, but I don’t want anyone to feel like they’re having Soma work pushed upon them.
So……………you gotta ask! 🙂