Well, if you've made it to the Bio page you probably want to know some stuff about me. Even I have a hard time believing I have lived with my hubby and family in Sac since 1972. This was my initiation year into a life long career in the great field of physical therapy. I opened Dreizler P. T. in 1990 and offered quality hands on care to thousands of patients until 2005. I sold the practice to focus on delivering health care in a new out of the box way. What would happen if healing and movement met on the dance floor and on the yoga mat? I continue seeing individual clients for holistic physical therapy sessions in beautiful studio space over my East Sac garage with a focus on hands on care and educational support for a personal movement practice. Many clients are dance and yoga students but not all. I have a large base of musician clients as well.
I have been on the 5Rhythms dancing path since 2002 and continue to spend many hours joyfully immersed. This practice, developed by Gabrielle Roth, is a moving meditation steeped in the wisdom of the body and once students learn the basic language (which is what I teach) they can dance their way through a landscape of emotional and spiritual maps (which is what I continue to do). The practice had such a huge impact in transforming my life, I knew I wanted to teach it here in Sac so in 2008, after years of prerequisite preparation and a final year-long immersion, I received
certification to teach 5Rhythms.
The way I conceptualize clinical physical therapy is a continual work in progress and I am ever drawn to the practice of yoga. It balances the dance and gives me fresh perspective for feeling my body in motion. I have studied kundalini, Iyengar and yin and like most of us, I have dealt with body challenges over a lifetime. Yoga has expanded what I know about the body beyond the confines of clinical Western medicine and my physical therapy intelligence has opened the world of yoga up for me in a very unique way. The yoga classes and workshops I offer blend the pragmatic wisdom of physical therapy and the spirit of yoga.
Body Joy is the umbrella term for my classes and bodywork sessions. This is my life's work, a blend of 40 years of healing practice with a deep love of embodied movement. Continued devotion as a student of 5Rhythms and yoga, obsession with music, individual work with clients, amazing hours as a witness holding space on the dance and yoga floor...all this is woven into the fabric of Body Joy. I hope we can move together soon.