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Wendy Schneider

Wendy PictureI am a movement educator and a former yoga teacher.  After receiving my yoga teacher training certification from the Yoga Centre of Burlington in 2003 and an additional certification in Anusara yoga several years later, I taught yoga at my home studio for close to 15 years. Around 2015, a chronic hip injury that was making it increasingly uncomfortable to perform yoga asanas led me to explore other movement modalities. I found myself drawn to the Feldenkrais® method and began exploring online classes which I would then incorporate into my classes. In 2018 my online explorations led me to the work of Kaila June, a somatic movement educator based in Boise Idaho. A webinar and phone call later, I enrolled in Kaila's Intelligent Motion Training (IMT) program, a comprehensive year-long training that gives movement professionals the tools to apply the latest discoveries in movement science and somatic patterning to their teaching. Over the course of my studies, I immersed myself in the practice of Somatic Groundwork, a movement exploration system innovated by Kaila, that uses neuro-developmental patterning and sensory feedback to promote nervous system regulation, myofascial health, and movement ease and efficiency. As I observed my own body recover from I assumed would be a lifelong condition, I marveled at the human body's ability to heal itself with mindful movement.  I graduated from the IMT program in December 2019, but plan to continue my deep dive into movement science and somatic studies as a member of Kaila's growing community of somatic movement practitioners. Somatic movement had healed my injuries and given me a renewed sense of strength and well being, and it's my deepest wish to share this incredible practice with my students and colleagues. If you're interested in having me perform a movement assessment and individualized program design that brings together somatics and corrective exercise, please reach out. I would love to hear from you.