Myra has a Masters Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Humanistic and Somatic Psychotherapy; her Bachelor Degree is in Visual Arts. She is Certified in Cranio Sacral, Visceral and Parietal/Manual Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, Somatic Movement Education and Therapy, and as a Practitioner and Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, with additional training and experience in working with acute and chronic emotional and physical conditions including working with trauma, neuromuscular rehabilitation, acupressure, deep tissue structural balancing, and specialised bodywork for working with pregnancy and infants.
She is currently the co-founder of the Embodied Arts Academy with Kerstina Tresselt. She is also a founding member of the new She Oak Women's Collective. She teaches an ongoing series of Somatic Movement Courses with Erik Bendix, and co-founded (and continues to co-lead) the Somatic Movement Therapy Program with Dr. Scott Lyons. She began teaching at the School for Body-Mind Centering® in 1992 and led the School for Body-Mind Centering® (SBMC/BMC) for 10 years, first in her position as the program’s director, and later as co-educational director with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (founder of BMC). In 1985 she was Administrative Dean and taught on faculty at the University for Humanistic Studies, a graduate school for Psychology and Humanistic Studies. She has also taught on faculty at Body Mind College, Stillpoint School of Massage, the School for Integrative Acupressure, and the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing. She has internationally presented her work at universities, retreat and yoga centers, conferences, events, and in somatic trainings.
Myra is originally from California and is currently based in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany; often spending the summer season in Northampton Massachusetts. She can be contacted through
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Myra has been researching, developing and teaching somatic and transpersonal therapies that enhance human potential for 40 years. She works with presence and relational principles in supporting greater ease and cultivating openness to new possibilities.