Bio and Training
Peggy has been exploring movement for almost her entire life. She started dance at age five, continued training at a professional level through high school, and graduated with a BFA in dance from Purchase College (State University of New York) in 1992. In college she began to teach dance and also became a certified Pilates instructor. After graduation, she lived in New York to pursue a career in dance; at the same time teaching Pilates at a physical therapy clinic that catered to performing artists. As she helped the clients there with various injuries, she became fascinated by how the quality of a person’s movement could directly affect their quality of life. This observation led her to study other approaches to the body, such as yoga, the Alexander Technique, massage, and contact improvisation.
In the summer of 1994, after having moved to Seattle, Peggy had her first significant experience with the Feldenkrais Method. It profoundly impressed her as more complete and more effective than any of the other techniques she had tried. In February 1998 she began four years of intense training to become a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm.
Since completing her Feldenkrais training, Peggy has worked on both a personal and professional level to integrate her knowledge and create increasingly useful ways of helping people. Since completing her Feldenkrais training, Peggy has worked on both a personal and professional level to integrate her knowledge and create increasingly useful ways of helping people. Continuing explorations with herself, through free-form dance, exercise, meditation practice, and energy studies, along with advanced training in Feldenkrais, have helped her organize her understanding so she can convey it to others in clear and practical ways.
Peggy offers her approach through classes, workshops, and private sessions. Her clientele has included everyone from professional athletes to gardeners, personal trainers and yoga instructors, people with MS, stroke survivors, people with scoliosis, arthritis, or other musculoskeletal problems, people in recovery from accidents or injuries, and many times people who would just like to feel more comfortable in their body or want to improve the various activities they enjoy.