In her individual work, Myra seeks to support greater ease and flow and to call on the potential internal and external resources available within each person and their situation. Anatomical
awareness and relationships are woven into the
sessions to further enhance such resourcing.Whenever possible, curiosity, humour and joyful
experiences, are sought as a helpful balance to stress and tension. Self help tools and exercises are offered in most sessions so that people can take something with them and feel supported by in their daily life.
Myra teaches internationally offering beginning through advanced levels of individual supervision, classes, workshops and trainings in: Bodywork and Osteopathy, Somatic and Developmental Movement,
Embodied and Experiential Anatomy,
Improvisational Sounding, Meditation and Embodiment Practices, Psychophysical Explorations and Integration (based on Body Mind Centering®, Continuum Movement®, Humanistic, Somatic and Transpersonal Psychology Principles)
Myra works both individually and together with Kerstina Tresselt (www.KerstinaTresselt.com) in offering developmental movement, and bodywork with both normal developing
and special needs infants, babies, and children, as well as, support for parents and/or other caregivers. Kerstina is a heilpraktikerin/health practitioner with a Masters Degree in Pedagogy and has a gift for working with children of all ages and their parents and caregivers. We both have over 35 years of training and experience in working children and families, and we offer training in this specialization.
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.
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 developmental movement and working with pregnancy and infants.
She is currently the co-founder of the Embodied Arts Academy with Kerstina Tresselt. She teaches Embodied Movement, Bodywork, and Mindful Creative Practices through the Academy. In addition she has taught several series of somatic movement courses with Erik Bendix, and co-founded and co-lead Somatic Movement Therapy Programs with Dr. Scott Lyons. She began teaching at the School for Body-Mind Centering® in 1992 and then 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, the Stillpoint School of Massage, the School for Integrative Acupressure, and the International Professional School of Bodywork. She has internationally presented her work at universities, retreat and yoga centers, conferences, events, and in somatic trainings.
Myra and Kerstina also offer multiple hands sessions for all ages. These are sessions with more than one practitioner.
Here we try to engage physical pathways through hands on support and increased body awareness.
Myra offers individual, partner, small group and/or family sessions in person and online.
Each session is different because each is a co-creative process developed with the person or people in the moment to meet the need of the moment. Her work is not based on a single technique or one specific model. She pulls from a wide range of experience and training to best meet each situation; mutually agreeing on a plan to address presenting needs and work towards desired goals.
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 e-mail at email@example.com.