moved to heal
movement for healing & resilience

I'm Esther

All my life, I've lived through movement, dancing, yoga, swimming, strength training. What I marvel at most is the feeling of movement, something that we can all share through our own experience and that has nothing to do with particular shapes or skill. By learning practices through which we can move our bodies and our minds, we can learn to move ourselves through what we need -- whether healing, growth, or just having fun. 

I'm a trauma-informed movement facilitator, as well as a yoga and meditation teacher. I've been working in this field since 2011.
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Moving is healing

We all have hurts, small ones and big ones, fresh ones and olds ones, that we are healing. Within mov/ed, my hope is to inspire learning that heals and renews -or welcomes you to discover a new understanding of yourself. It's movement to help us make space for connections within body, mind, and self. 
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why I teach

I came to love teaching while navigating an injury recovery. What I learned about my body through that healing process sparked my interest in how the human body works. I loved having insight into why I was hurting and how to change it.

Even during my first awkward teaching attempt during my first training, I lit up inside. It was clear that teaching was my way to connect with other people. 

I spent years teaching a "strong vinyasa flow," while also adding new healing tools to my teaching toolbox: resources for healing injuries to the physical body, affronts to identity, and complex pain from trauma. I have always been drawn to the healing side of movement, yoga, and meditation, and this is present in all of my teaching (even when I'm leading "movement as exercise"!). 

I now offer yoga with a trauma-informed approach, and choose to teach simple practices that many of us can find useful for some immediate need. The range of tools is limited which makes it all the more marvelous when each of my clients draws something unique from the work: the range of possible discovery is unbounded. 

We all need space to get to know ourselves better. This space doesn't need to be a solitary or lonely one. Inside mov/ed and moved to heal, I offer community through my podcasts, classes, and 1:1 sessions, and you can choose the avenue that suits you best in any given week.

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I like your openness and curiosity --the most valuable thing for me in your classes is to see your qualities and be inspired by them.
- Linda, group class student

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