Struggling to recover after an auto accident, I endured pain and headaches for too many years. Traditional western therapy did very little to help, and I didn't believe that drugs were the only solution. It was once suggested that I would have to stop my career in dancing in order to get better, but I had a sense that to stop moving was not the answer. As I continued to pursue a performing arts career, I was very fortunate to learn about other complementary therapies in the healing arts and somatic disciplines, and my healing process began.
• Certified Pilates Instructor
• Licensed Massage Therapist
• Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
• Movement Educator
Yuki Yoshii, PILATES
He believes that society tends to condition people to ignore the body by relying too much on our heads. Instead, the key or main focus of his session is on the "feeling" in order to tap into our subconscious minds that are stored in the body. When we look at Pilates this way, Pilates is really a discipline and a lifestyle rather than just an exercise. Stength, flexibility, stress relief are secondary and will follow naturally.
His goal is to provide a challenging yet supportive environment so that you can finish the session with the feeling of improvement and wellbeing. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in holistic health education.
Gayle Anderson, P.T., REGISTERED PHYSICAL THERAPIST, PILATES
She whole-heartedly supports people to become their physical best and live to the fullest at all stages of life. With 30 years in her Physical Therapy career, Gayle’s experience includes:
Orthopedic and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
Sports specific physical training
Manual therapy (including soft-tissue and joint mobilization)
Pilates instruction for post-rehabilitation transitions
Balance, Gait, and Body Mechanics training
From her love of dance and her experience in ballet, Gayle has a special interest in working with dancers and athletes of all ages. She enjoys incorporating Pilates principles for post-rehab as well as general conditioning, and sports performance.
Michelle has been practicing massage healing for over ten years and loves it! Her style of work is best described as detailed, intuitive and therapeutic. Her training covers a variety of modalities:
Touch for Health
When someone comes in for a session I focus on their discomfort. At the same time, I also incorporate my intuition, trusting that the body has many layers. I am a firm believer that our bodies heal from the inside out. If we eat healthy, strengthen our muscles, practice good posture, embrace our emotions and most importantly, love ourselves, pain has an opportunity to dissipate.”
Deborah Rosen-Kanofsky, LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST
Deborah combines acupuncture, shiatsu acupressure, natural supplements and herbal/dietary therapies to help individuals regain health and well being. She also teaches Shiatsu and Traditional Oriental Medicine workshops in the Bay Area.
Areas of special interest and expertise include women’s health (hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, and menopausal complaints), pain syndromes, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, immune system and respiratory problems (allergies, asthma, fatigue, weakened immune system and autoimmune illness).
Please contact Deborah at 925-952-9688 extension 3.