Holistic Healers

Anna Whalen - Bodywork for Babies

Anna Whalen photoAnna Whalen is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator who specializes in working with babies. She is extensively trained in applying therapeutic touch to support healthy infant development, digestion, breastfeeding, and birth integration. Anna's approach is Anna's approach is gentle, precise, and delicately attuned to each infant.  


Bret Lyon, PhD - Body/Mind Integration

bretphotoBret Lyon combines Reichian Breathwork with Somatic Experiencing, Focusing, Buddhist Philosophy, Body Awareness and Attachment Training. He has been helping people reduce stress and anxiety and expand energy and aliveness for over 25 years. He also runs training programs for psychotherapists and body workers. Bret holds doctorates in both Psychology and Drama.



Carol Kress - Feldenkrais Practitioner

carolCarol Kress is a Feldenkrais® practitioner who has maintained a long and varied private practice. Her work is informed by her long-time involvement in equestrian arts, thorough study of yoga and dedicated practice of the martial art of Aikido.  Awareness Through Movement® classes with Carol Kress are offered at the Feldenkrais Resources Center. Tuition is $8 per class. Drop-ins welcome.



Douw Smith - Certified Advanced Rolfer and Craniosacral Practitioner

DouwsmallDouw is a Certified Advanced Rolfer, trained at the Rolf Institute in Boulder Colorado in 1997. He has had hundreds of hours of continuing education in Rolfing subjects, as well as courses in visceral manipulation. Douw has also been involved in a craniosacral certification program with Hugh Milne since 2003.  “Our bodies radiate our sense of inner self. By creating balanced structure, Rolfing is a way to come into harmony with our bodies, to maximize the joy and pleasure we can experience through our physical movement.”


Elaine Yoder - Feldenkrais Practitioner, Hendrickson Method Practitioner

photo hands on head 01Elaine Yoder is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® who has been offering private Functional Integration® sessions and Awareness Through Movement® lessons at Rudramandir for over 15 years. She draws from an extensive movement background, including martial arts, running and dance. She holds a 6th degree black belt in Aikido and has been teaching and training in the Bay Area for 40 years. Awareness Through Movement® classes are offered Saturdays 10-11am in Suite 107. Drop-in students are welcome. $15/class or $50/5classes.. 



Giorgia G. Milne - Biodynamic Cranial Touch Practitioner and Teacher

Gigi photo 2014Giorgia Milne brings a rare quality of presence that is heart felt, spirit filled and deeply intelligent. She teaches Biodynamic Cranial Touch worldwide and offers private sessions here locally and abroad. Her work embodies the integration of 30 years of practices spanning meditation, inquiry, clinical practice as a Physician Assistant in General and Internal Medicine, Indigenous Wisdom Ways, movement modalities, sacred bodywork, and all major forms of craniosacral work. She specializes in advanced biodynamic cranial practice.



Jill Nagle - Wisdom of the Body

Jill NagleJill Nagle has been a groundbreaking counselor, facilitator, and published author for more than 25 years. She created her Wisdom of the Body practice as an answer to the question, “Where can an adult go to get sustained, aware, nonsexual physical contact in a counseling context?” She was an invited speaker to JFKU's Somatic Psychology program, and had two presentation proposals accepted at the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy 2018 conference.


Kay Ellyard - Feldenkrais Practitioner

Kayd prof photoKay Ellyard began taking Awareness Through Movement classes in the early 1970’s from the dancer Chloe Scott – one of the first practitioners trained by Moshe Feldenkrais in the USA. Kay experienced the teaching of Moshe Feldenkrais directly during a workshop in the mid 1970’s. She began teaching movement exploration in the early 1980’s and graduated from the Feldenkrais Practitioner Training taught by David Zemat-Bersin and Elizabeth Beringer in 2000. Kay is a co-founder of the Low Fee Feldenkrais Clinic.

Sheila Rubin, LMFT - Psychotherapist

Sheila RubinSheila Rubin is a Marriage and Family Therapist who has helped people develop conscious relationships with themselves, their partners and children for over 20 years. She provides individual psychotherapy, and family/ couples sessions. Groups include Embodied Storytelling, Conscious Relationship, Eating Disorders, and Drama Therapy Training. Sheila teaches at JFK Somatic Psychology Program and CIIS.


Sonia Foscoli - BioDynamic Cranial Touch, Aston-Patterner®, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor

SoniaSonia Foscoli is a certified BioDynamic Cranial Touch practitioner, a certified Massage Therapist, Aston-Patterner®, and a Hatha Yoga instructor. Her background includes training and experience in movement coaching and ergonomic consulting. Sonia also works in conjunction with businesses incorporating ergonomics, movement and yoga classes in their wellness programs.




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