about brooke

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I graduated from The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado in 2000 and have been practicing Rolfing since that time.

A dedicated learner, I also founded the Liberated Body Podcast as a continuing education resource for those in the manual and movement therapy fields. On the show I have to opportunity to talk with somatic thought leaders across a wide variety of disciplines. This gives me a unique opportunity to to stay current with the research and resources that help us to better understand and inhabit our bodies. 

In addition to Rolfing, I have studied the movement therapies Yoga Tune Up® with founder Jill Miller, and MovNat with founder Erwan LeCorre. A firm believer in "teaching people to fish", these movement therapy approaches allow me to teach her clients valuable self-care and conscious corrective movement that they can put to use outside of a session. I also teach private classes which incorporate Yoga Tune Up and MovNat. 

How I came to be a Rolfer: I grew up with chronic pain and neurological challenges as a result of a birth injury (cord strangulation). By the time I was in my early twenties I was faced with the reality of a very broken down and painful body. Unable to open my mouth, turn my head to the right, or to bear much weight on my right leg, I worked with numerous doctors. One of my main doctors thankfully recommended that I seek out bodywork, and that led me to find Rolfing. (Thank you Dr. Murad Padamsee at the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center!). 

After (and during) my initial ten-series of Rolfing sessions I experienced a pain-free body for the first time in my 23 years. Elated, inspired, and deeply grateful to this work, I knew I wanted to train in Rolfing and share it with others who might be struggling similarly.  

LOCATION

50 Elm Street

corner of Orange, 2nd floor within Aldrich Pilates

New Haven, CT 06511

email

brooke@newhavenrolfing.com

phone

203-626-1789