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“Bring yourself into conscious movement, and you will find that new doorways spontaneously open to unseen possibilities.”
Director of SomaSpace & Move with Ease
Jacqueline Rubinstein is dedicated to creative, powerful, healing movement that makes you feel good. She has been a catalyst in the Improvisational Dance and Feldenkrais Method scenes since 2004. She is the proud director/owner of SomaSpace: Movement Arts & Healing Center, and Move With Ease, her Chronic Pain & Repetitive Injury Recovery Practice.
She has been dancing since 1994 and 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 people 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 and a profound transformation of one’s relationship to self and life. 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, is a dream come true! Balancing the gentle, slow, deeply functional movements of the Feldenkrais Method with the limitless, creative, free-form 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.
To contact Jacqueline: firstname.lastname@example.org / 971.373.4059
On a humid summer day in 2000, Carlton Grew walked into Scott Kelman’s free introductory improvisation workshop. Carlton joined Kelman’s workshop simply for a new, creative experience. What he discovered led him on a transformational journey that continues today.
Originally uninterested in performance, this improvisation practice led him to perform with The Tuesday Group, the Agnieszka Laska Dancers, and to create an autobiographical piece entitled Bag of Hammers. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to guide others through their own inspiring journeys into creativity, presence, and connection.
To contact Carlton: email@example.com
Lori Shin is the Creative Life Catalyst. She describes herself as a full-spectrum creative; she is a published author, artist, dancer, singer, and life coach.
Lori’s mission is to create intentional and purposeful classes for adults, coaching, and programs, so her clients can move forward and experience more fun, creativity, embodied joy, and personal growth in their businesses and personal life.
To contact Lori: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karla Lancaster is passionate about leading woman in the sensually, embodied movement of S Factor. As a licensed instructor, Karla guides woman through body-led movement focused on sensuality, body ownership, and sisterhood.
By removing distractions from our everyday lives, like mirrors and the male gaze, she leads her students through discovering their own sensual movement, strengthening the physical body, and gaining greater self-love and confidence. Come join this sisterhood and unlock your feminine, sensual movement!
To contact Karla: email@example.com
Kelly Lunde is an artist and mystic who teaches an intuitive, embodied dance practice that was developed while seeking to heal the legacy of sexual assault throughout her life. She’s interested in the frontiers of somatic spirituality and what happens when we bring our multidimensional selves into a space without prescriptions for movement. She prioritizes curiosity and presence, guiding dancers into the place where their bodies lead, judgment is withheld, and rest is encouraged as much as exertion.
Kelly likes to play with what is possible when bringing intentional movement to any state of being and holds pop music in as much esteem as the instrumental music typical for conscious dance spaces. Kelly’s classes have tended to induce reviews that include “holy sh*t” (in a good way). She loves waking people up to the natural and inherent wisdom, expansion, and pleasure that lives in their bodies, and believes humor is just as important as reverence in any spiritual practice. She’s a big believer that constriction is not our natural state, pleasure heals and there are no wrong movements.
Her online course containers include various forms of self-inquiry, intuitive practices, and integration work to go along with recorded sessions.
Besides dance, Kelly is a dreamwork practitioner and documentarian of her own healing.