Karma: a Hindu notion, a slant on fate, a notion that our destiny is not random but is rather the effect arising from cause. In other words: what we do today has bearing on tomorrow. Karma is the sum of our actions in this life and maybe even in previous states of existence. This rings with truth as I waltz with memory. Each recollection jigsaws its way into my puzzle. Each event had a time and a reason and a perfection. Cause and effect.
That’s the west view in my studio pictured above. This wall has become an ever evolving altar, a random call to visual expression during Covid. Some days it feels like a karmic exploration of all that has moved through me to create what is now and what will be.
From different streams, folks in need make a landing in this physical therapy studio. Most float in through word of mouth. But in this brave new world, more and more internet searchers seek me out. The healing work I do is kinda niche and the web site communicates with an accuracy that helps us find each other. Most cyber-searchers are really good matches. They know what they want, they’re in quest of something unconventional, physical therapy with depth, treatment that reaches beyond the bounds of the physical, cutting edge—not cookie cutter.
That first time phone connect always includes the deal breaker/maker question: “Do you have the time and willingness to come to your mat for twenty minutes most days for two weeks after our initial session?” Because two weeks of attuned follow through is so informative. It tells us if we’re moving on the right healing track. When there’s an excited “yes, please”, well, then I know we are good to go.
Quite frequently they reveal they have already tried EVERYTHING or that I’m the last resort or they’re discouraged but willing to try again. I’m not sure how I became that practitioner but the story stretches way back. Dreizler Physical Therapy was absolutely known in this community as the top place for treatment challenges that were chronic and complex. And bits and pieces of my work before that had a similar touch. There is no doubt about this being my karma.
I have a long-honed ability to listen to complicated histories. Fine-tuned ears, an open heart, eyes that miss nothing. And then I just clearly know/intuit where and how to embark. And what the outcome possibilities are. And how to move softly and gently, just the right amount. And how to support and educate and encourage all in one breath. It is my karma.
And so is teaching classes rooted in this experience. A group session is a nest for my patients to land for support. It’s creative space for people to slowly explore and heal on their own. It’s a welcome mat for folks to meet me, those who may need some individual help. Yesterday I taught the very last on-line Roll, Release, Align class. This was a Covid-motivated two and a half year undertaking. It was an anchor for me and a dedicated posse. I listened and learned and loved so much. I will miss it. A lot.
But it’s time to go LIVE. Tend Your Aging Body allows us to put our feet in these new community waters and take a reading. See above about soft and gentle and just the right amount and support and educate and encourage. Each 90 minute session is a luxury dive into your interior breathing pulsing vital space. New and old ways to release what’s stiff or rigid; tone up what’s exhausted weak; stretch out, lengthen what’s tense tight; feel into effortless alignment.
Clara Auditorium is spacious, the music encourages us to let go; masks are totally O.K. Questions I’ve been answering:
- Do I have to attend all four? No, drop into any one that works for you.
- Are sessions recorded? Yes, receive video by email and keep practice link forever. Pre-enroll for four, miss a class…receive video link.
- Do I bring my own props? Bring your mat and 3 foot foam roller if you have one. Roller not required. Sometimes we are practicing with the wrong density. Yikes, so important! All densities there for trial. Soft balls and tennis balls provided.
- Can I purchase equipment on site? Yes, after class purchase anything you fall in love with.
- Will sessions be available in Video Library? Yes, when the series is complete.
- How do I know if my body can do this? Call me (916) 267-5478 and let’s figure that out together.
Maybe you also know what you want, you’re questing for something unconventional, new ways to deepen into your body, tap in and reach beyond the bounds of the physical, embark on something cutting edge—not cookie cutter.
I’m excited to be out there again. With you. Let’s go for it. We step into that healing space exactly one week from today. It’s my karma.