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“Bring yourself into conscious movement, and you will find that new doorways spontaneously open to unseen possibilities.”

Jacqueline Rubinstein

Move with Ease: The Feldenkrais Method

Jacqueline Rubinstein is dedicated to creative, powerful, healing movement that makes you feel good. She has been a mover and a shaker in the Improvisational Dance and Feldenkrais Method scenes since 2004. She is the proud director of SomaSpace: Movement Arts & Healing Center, and Move With Ease, her Chronic Pain & Repetitive Injury Recovery Practice.

She has been dancing since 1994 and really fell deeply in love with the innovative and life-affirming world of Improvisational Movement in 2003. Completing a degree in Improvisationally-based Choreography at Wesleyan University gave Jacqueline a strong foundation in teaching creative movement to folks with diverse backgrounds. She has led hundreds of creative and somatic movement classes.

After a severe concussion and a pinched nerve, Jacqueline was incredibly blessed to find the Feldenkrais Method. Lost and frustrated after all the traditional Western forms of healing were insufficient, she tried an introductory Feldenkrais workshop on a whim, and she fell in love!

The powerfully gentle and insightful somatic education of the Feldenkrais Method has been an incredible learning journey, leading her to become a practitioner and open her Feldenkrais practice, Move With Ease, in Portland, Oregon in 2011. She also serves as the Outreach Director for the Feldenkrais Method Professional Training Programs.

She specializes in helping folks suffering from chronic pain and repetitive injuries to make foundational changes to their movement patterns creating fundamental, lasting relief in many aspects of their lives. For more information about Move With Ease, please visit: www.FeldenkraisPortland.com

Combining her passions for Improvisational Movement and the Feldenkrais Method, housed in the gorgeous SomaSpace studio, has been a dream come true! Balancing the gentle, slow, Ying-quality movements of Feldenkrais with the limitless, creative, Yang-quality movements of Improvisational Movement has brought great joy and healing to Jacqueline’s life, and she looks forward to sharing her passion with you through her classes, events, and individual sessions.

Contact Jacqueline to book a FREE Feldenkrais assessment or jump right in with an individual treatment or class: jacqueline@somaspace.us / 971.373.4059

Jane Ellen Garbisch

Jane Ellen Garbisch, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist with professional experience including continuing education since 1991. She utilizes a wide range of massage techniques, with her specialty based on a style known as Esalen massage, a variation on regular Swedish massage, incorporating long, flowing strokes, firm kneading, pressure point work, all to a nurturing pace and appropriate depth. Her massages are a smooth blend of learned technique and personal attentiveness, integrating and grounding for the whole human being – an approach that makes her an excellent introduction to therapeutic massage for first timers as well as established clients.

After earning a Bachelors of Science degree with a double major in Community Health and Environmental Studies, Jane wasn’t finding her true calling until she decided to pursue Therapeutic Massage as her vocation. Growing up in a big family (Jane is the oldest of 8!), sharing love and responsibilities, taking care of each other, and appreciating the strength of the family dynamic, she is a roll-yer-sleeves-up soul with strong work ethics and a passion for healing help.

Her interests and hobbies include hiking, yoga, art, volunteering, being near the ocean and other healing waters. Jane and her husband also enjoy motorcycle riding, spending time with family, and working on home projects.

Jane believes strongly that massage is an important element of a balanced health care regimen and not just a luxury. She has seen her work make a real difference in the lives of her clients over time; helping to reduce stress, migraines, neck and back tension, joint pain; chronic aches as well as acute problems. Incorporating many techniques including the Esalen and Swedish styles, Reflexology techniques, Aromatherapy, Hot Stones, and Pre-Natal Massage, she will customize the massage session to individual client needs.

With caring, nurturing touch, let Jane help you achieve deep relaxation, stress reduction, muscle tension and pain relief – you deserve it!

To schedule an appointment with Jane: 503-314-2233 /  janeellenlmt@gmail.com

 

Sidra Quinn

Sidra Quinn (her/she preferred pronoun) is an intuitive, healer, artist, and guide. As an intuitive energy healer, Sidra helps create balance in the physical and energetic bodies: allowing you to tap into your own innate capacity for healing. She holds space for you to remember and re-member your whole and perfectly designed self. She can support you in dealing with trauma as well as help you identify those habitual, but hidden patterns, that keep you from living the life you desire. Sessions may include navigating past lives and ancestral wounds; bringing them to awareness so they can be explored and repaired.

Sidra has studied with many teachers, healers, shamans, and spiritual leaders. She has also trained in a variety of helping and healing modalities including body and energy work, Shamanic techniques, art therapy/writing methodologies, and plant medicine. Sidra is passionate about writing, ritual, and ceremony and holds sacred space for individuals or groups to explore these reconnecting and experiential practices.

Intuitive portraits are also part of Sidra’s energy healing offerings. Much like in an energy session, she receives messages from your energy system, from your guides, and from the divine universe and then creates a unique piece of art that is also a guide to support you on your journey.

As a queer, white, cis-gendered woman, Sidra is committed to social justice work, while continually exploring her own personal biases and privileges and how she can use those to help create a world with less violence and more love.

To schedule an appointment with Sidra and learn more about her offerings: sidraquinn.com / sidraquinn@gmail.com / 503-317-5148

Gerri Ravyn Stanfield

Gerri Ravyn Stanfield, LAc.,  is a holistic acupuncturist, an inventive author, and international educator dedicated to liberating the sacred leadership abilities and super powers within each of us.

Ravyn treats chronic pain, and stress disorders including anxiety, insomnia and depression. She also works with sexual and reproductive health issues.

She is the Executive Director of Acupuncturists Without Borders, a non-profit that teaches acupuncturists to create mobile healing clinics in response to disasters. Ravyn’s first book, Revolution of the Spirit: Awaken the Healer is available at www.gerriravynstanfield.com. Her essays, articles, and nonfiction have been published in magazines, anthologies, and elsewhere.

To schedule an appointment with Ravyn and learn more about her offerings: www.gerriravynstanfield.com

Megan Grace

Megan Grace, LMT, BA Psychology, is a Somatic Coach and Massage Therapist committed to helping you heal through a personalized blend of massage and movement practices. As a highly-sensitive person, Megan has always felt the world in a deep and profound way that allows her to connect with people instantly and intuitively.

She’s also keenly aware of all that it takes to heal. After several years of experiencing compound trauma and a car accident that resulted in Post-Concussive Syndrome, Megan embarked on her own journey to recovery.

Where conventional methods fell short, she learned the power of alternative medicine, movement-based modalities (more specifically dancing Brazilian Zouk, and somatics), and getting off the “busy bandwagon” prevalent in our western world. Her need to change life course lead her to East West College of the Healing Arts to study massage therapy and manual body work. All of this has made her the person and practitioner she is today. Megan believes that optimal well-being can be achieved by anyone willing to listen to their bodies and discover ways to play in everyday life.

Megan offers Somatic Coaching, a unique blend of practices that weaves together client goals and healing through massage therapy, trauma informed life coaching, humor, therapeutic essential oils, dance and movement modalities.

Megan’s greatest hope is that she can bring not only healing but also an extra bit of zest for life to each and every one of her clients. Reach out today to say hello and get connected. In person and virtual  appointments are available. Free 30-min consultations are available upon request.

To schedule an appointment with Megan and learn more about her offerings: 503-991-9323 / hi@themegangracemvmt.com / social: @themegangracemvmt / themegangracemvmt.com

Nicole Corbett

Nicole Corbett is a certified hypnotherapist and Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) practitioner. She believes in the power of harnessing the subconscious and the hypnotic state to help clients bring about real and lasting change. 

A shamanic practitioner and long-time meditator, Nicole is aware of what’s possible when accessing the trance state. While studying at the NW Hypnosis Institute, it became clear to her that hypnosis was a faster, easier way of accessing that state without the need for years of practice. She now uses this hypnotic, trance state to help clients access their deepest wisdom.

QHHT is a healing modality created by Dolores Cannon. In her decades of experience as a hypnotherapist, she found that her clients could sometimes be helped by accessing past lives and looking for patterns that may still apply to them today. She also came to realize they could access their Higher Self to find answers to deep questions like, “What is my life’s purpose?” She created and trained others in her technique. QHHT is now taught around the world and clients are benefiting from deep insights into their lives. Nicole is certified in QHHT and is delighted to share it with her clients. 

Additionally, Nicole offers weekend-long courses in hypnosis for natural birthing. In this class, pregnant women and their birthing partners learn techniques to practice for use during a natural childbirth to reduce pain and anxiety. 

To schedule an appointment with Nicole and learn more about her offerings:  lifespathhypnosis@gmail.com / www.lifepathhypnosis.com

Meredith Vorhees

Meredith Vorhees, LMT, is a Licensed Massage Therapist who believes that a regular self-care routine is crucial to living your happiest and healthiest life. Meredith is dedicated to helping you create a self-care routine that realistically fits your lifestyle and helps you achieve your goals.

Meredith uses Swedish massage techniques paired with spa therapies such as foot scrubs, aromatherapy, and Dead Sea mineral mud treatments. She also incorporates deep tissue techniques that can have lasting effects on chronic pain issues. Meredith’s bodywork sessions aim to activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The PNS plays a vital role in maintaining both physical and mental health by helping the body calm down from stress and remain balanced. Stimulating the PNS helps to relieve the side effects of stress, including depression, anxiety, headaches, muscle aches, and insomnia.

For many years, Meredith lived with uncontrolled stress and chronic neck pain until she realized that regular massage and self-care are not luxuries but are necessary for her overall health. After many years of working in the field of Special Education, Meredith decided to train at East West College of the Healing Arts to be able to share the power of massage and spa therapies with her community.

Meredith lives in SE Portland with her husband and their two daughters. Together they love hiking, camping, boating, snowboarding, scuba diving, and spending time with friends and family. Meredith also loves dancing to live music, visiting vineyards, practicing yoga, working out at Barre3, taking relaxing baths, volunteering, and learning more about bodywork.

To schedule an appointment with Meredith and learn more about her offerings: meredithsmassageandspa.com / meredithsmassageandspa@gmail.com

Anita Chari

Anita Chari is a somatic educator and Craniosacral practitioner devoted to facilitate clients in reconnecting the wisdom of the body with the wisdom of the mind. She offers a holistic and biodynamic approach that draws on cutting-edge work on somatic experience, neuroscience, creativity, and attachment work to promote healing and empowerment. She is a certified Embodiment Process Practitioner™, with more than ten years of experience in this holistic practice, which integrates Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, somatic counseling work, trauma resolution, and pre- and peri-natal birth trauma work. She is also a facilitator of Continuum movement, a subtle therapeutic sound and movement practice that can profoundly transform physical, emotional, and energetic imprints from one’s history, restoring the body and psyche through contact with one’s individual blueprint.

With over fifteen years of work in academia, extensive musical and artistic training, and her experience as a published author, she specializes in teaching embodiment work to individuals in both creative and more left-brained fields. She serves intellectuals, writers, artists, teachers, creatives, academics, and lay people in deepening their contact with embodied experience in the realm of work, relationships, and creative process.

Anita offers free phone consultations, and sessions are available in person or on Skype.

To schedule an appointment with Anita and learn more about her offerings: info@anitachari.com / 773-339-1486 / anitachari.com