Abby Enson (Gyrotonic . Massage) I have spent my whole life enthralled by movement. How it feels to move and what makes freedom of movement possible within our bodies. This has translated into my previous career as a dancer and into my present work helping others through Gyrotonic®, yoga, and massage find freedom of movement in their own bodies. My hope is that by developing an inner awareness of their bodies and their own unique movement pattern my clients will be able to experience ease and grace as they move.
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My first dance classes were with Anne Vashon of the Limone Company who when I was 4 taught an after school class at the teeny little school my sisters attended. I would go and join in. I have danced in New York, Boston, Montreal and finally ended up here On Vashon as a founding member of UMO ensemble. after leaving UMO to dance more I worked with many Seattle Choreographer including; Kristen Tsiatsios, Rip Parker, Aimie Legendre, Commotion Dance, and Aiko Kinoshita. I also Created a few works of my own and Worked on several pieces with Lelavision.
Gyrotonic™ came into my life when I was going to meet a friend and she invited me to a yoga class at White Cloud in NY, 1986ish. I spent most of my extra time at the studio after that and soon after moving to Seattle began to work for the amazing Magali Messac. I remember one private session with Julio going into the yoga studio and Him having me stretch until I yawned and yawn until I stretched for about 15 minutes and then him saying, "there that is what Gyrotonic is all about."
Massage came into my life in 1991 when I went to the Brian Utting School of Massage. I also have a 4 year training from the Barbara Brennan school these are the main foundation of my body work with
influences from other work.
contact :: email@example.com or 206.459.7696
Margaret Hoeffel (Gyrotonic) began her study of the Gyrotonic exercise system in 2005, while looking for a way to recover from the effects on her body of carrying twins to term at the age of 41 and then farming for 5 years without having fully regained her core strength. She immediately understood that this system would integrate her body, connecting her hands and feet to her core, and allow her to age with the strength and grace to remain as physically active as possible. She thrills in helping her clients reach beyond their imagined limitations to achieve greater ease and strength in their bodies, no matter what their age or level of movement experience.
Margaret studied dance in college and then in NYC beginning in 1973. She studied at the studios of Martha Graham, Erik Hawkins and finally Merce Cunningham where she met Valda Setterfield. She danced with Valda as a member of the David Gordon Pick-Up Company from 1978-84. Margaret has been a certified Gyrotonic trainer since 2007, having studied with both Magali Messac and Karen Mullen in Seattle. She is also certified on the Jumping-Stretching Board. Following in one of her daughter’s footsteps, she took up rowing 3 years ago and now rows competitively with the Vashon Island Rowing Club.
contact : 206.601.1948
Shawn Kellogg (bodywork)is a school certified structural integration practitioner, a somatic educator, as well as a circus coach, an acrobat, and musician. He graduated from The Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork (PCAB) in Hawaii in 2012 and has done 225 of continuing ed. with Kinesis Myofascial Integration in Portland Oregan. He has completed two, two-month intensives at the San Francisco Circus Center mostly focusing on handstands, floor tumbling, trampoline, and flexibility and hundreds of hours of movement training in other circus spaces. He has studied modern and partner dance as well as yoga. He currently works with clients in Vashon, West Seattle, and Port Townsend WA.
Heidi Syvrud(coming soon)
Sarah Howard(coming soon)