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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

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

Claudia Al-Amin

Claudia Al-Amin teaches a Japanese form of hands on healing called Universal Life Energy or Usui Shiki Ryoho. It is a non-invasive system that can help heal the body, mind, emotions and spiritual. Which is why she calls her practice Harmony Reiki. There are three distinct levels of practice in this system. The first is focused on self-treatments and sharing with family and friends. The second level expands and deepens the connection to Universal Life Energy and opens the doors to a partnership with the energy. The third level is for those who are inspired to teach this system of healing. Come and experience Reiki and the harmony and peace it can create within you.

Claudia offers Reiki treatments, classes for beginners, intermediate and those who want to become teachers, as well as Reiki Circles for all levels.

To schedule an appointment with Claudia and learn more about her offerings: claudiatalamin@gmail.com

Victor Barreda Pazos

Victor Barreda Pazos was born and raised near Valencia, Spain. Son of a Physician and a Nurse, Victor has been fascinated by the human body and its interconnected workings from a very young age. This passion led him to a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005 in Spain. After years of working in different realms of healthcare as a Physical Therapist in Europe, he became a Watsu® Provider with the International School of Watsu® in Spain in 2012; then a Licensed Massage Therapist in Oregon in 2016 (#22189), and a Watsu® Practitioner in 2018 with the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association (more info about Watsu here: watsuportland.com). His training through the years has been extensive (+2500h) with different schools and internationally well-known teachers in Europe and the USA. Victor considers his bodywork career a lifelong journey of service, growth, and self-discovery.

Due to his background in Physical Therapy, his extensive knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Advanced Manual Therapy techniques, and combined with the understanding of the Eastern philosophies to see the body as a whole, Victor offers an integrative approach to bodywork and massage, which will help you harmonize your body, mind, heart, and soul. He seamlessly combines a wide variety of bodywork and massage techniques (below) with full presence, intuitive touch, and connection to his client’s specific aims and needs, creating harmony while reducing pain, tension, stress, and anxiety.

With the knowledge gained from studying pregnancy and birth alongside his wife, a Full Spectrum Doula, Victor offers his wisdom and understanding of this process during the Prenatal Massage sessions. Ultimately, he is deeply drawn to supporting life from the very beginning and he hopes to share his passion for a natural and healthy approach to birth and parenting.

He has also been researching and training about infant and childhood development and bodywork for over a decade, and he has been a Montessori and Waldorf assistant teacher (with a permaculture focus education) for a few years after his move to the USA. His deep connection to children makes him a great resource for parents who are looking for their children to be more relaxed, connected, and at ease.

When not in the pool he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and puppy in nature, around town, and connecting with new and old friends. He also loves yoga and all about holistic wellness practices, cooking yummy food (especially community paellas), gardening and permaculture, dancing like no one is seeing him, playing djembe drums, biking around Portland, hiking through mountains and rivers, and traveling around the world.

Modalities
~ Zen-Shiatsu
~ Myofascial Release
~ Deep Tissue
~ Trigger Point Therapy
~ Craniosacral Therapy
~ Maitland Australian Advanced Manual Therapy
~ Ayurvedic Massage
~ Prenatal Massage
~ Pediatric Massage
~ Shiatsu for Infants
~ Watsu (Aquatic Massage)

To schedule an appointment with Victor and learn more about his offerings: aqua4lifepdx@gmail.com / 503-863-4286 / aqua4lifepdx.com