“After years of sprained ankles, Feldenkrais helped me regain ankle flexibility and movement. Feldenkrais let me change those bad movement patterns I developed coming off injuries – it gave me a safe environment to try using my muscles more efficiently.”
Pippa M, Former Canadian National Orienteering Team member, Yukon.
“You listen and you hear. Your communicate effectively. You have enabled me to get my right shoulder blade moving again and, glory be, as a result begin to swing a golf club with much greater effect. I would note that this is not a ‘one note’ affair. Associated with getting greater movement in the shoulder region I have found, due to your additional teachings including those on the flexibility of the rib cage and your additional attention to my fairly rigid hip joint, that I am, slowly but surely, moving more easily and effectively in other ways. For example, for the first time in years and years I am able to stand on one foot and to put a sock on the other; the right hip which objected to everything in the past is now cooperating in bringing my right knee clear up to chest height.”
Patrick M, Explorer of all things interesting; golfer; consultant.
“You are very articulate regarding how the body works and flows and how the bones are the support system. I like your ease in helping me understand how things work and why they work that way. The explanation is so natural. I remember it all easily.”
Christine G, Whitehorse, Yukon
“I feel comfortable with the ease and gentleness of your communication, and confident with the strength of your knowledge and abilities.”
Susan-Anne A., Mom, government and business woman, likes effective things that WORK.
“Violet is one of the most remarkable and gifted practitioners in the healing arts that I have ever experienced. She is both technically masterful and artistically gifted in being able to tap into a dimension that allows a body to release pain and tension, and move forward to a more balanced state. I would highly recommend her services.”
Martha F. , Dog trainer and groomer; Tellington TTouch Practitioner, Juneau, Alaska.
“Violet has a way of getting to the root of pain in the body that I have never experienced anywhere else in my life. She has truly been a gift to me and I encourage anyone that has an opportunity to work with this gifted woman to go for it! Not only did she help me with pain but by releasing some of the underlying causes of the pain I lost about five pounds as well! Thanks Violet!”
Lisa S. , Colorado
“I met Violet and got introduced to Feldenkrais through our common interest of horses. Violet’s gentle ways of communication and willingness to explain and show movement for both horses and humans impressed me. I had a sore shoulder and I decided to get a session with Violet and she explained how the body moves that part and showed me how the body can move and start to heal itself. It was impressive as I believe that if we all try in our minds to be a better person physically and mentally, it will guide us there. My shoulder now moves as it should! Thanks Violet! You are the best! And you have taught me to look after my horse also.”
Elena K., IT specialist and Icelandic horse owner, Vancouver B.C.
“You honestly KNOW that this stuff works… and that shows through as you teach… so those working with you can see the long term benefits. Seeing in actual practice is more valuable that imagining what ‘success’ might be like and allows us to hold out hope for positive change.”
Stephen R, Former wilderness guide, gymnastics and trampoline coach; outdoor enthusiast.
“I just feel so much lighter, when I leave here. Everything moves so much better! It puts a spring in my step. It’s fantastic!”
Ruth K., Curler and outdoor enthusiast, Kelowna, B.C.
“Every day I use the sitting up and down by stacking the big bones and using them to lift rather than trying to heave myself up. I have absolutely no doubt that Feldenkrais and you have provided a great many positive changes in my physical well-being. I appreciate your wealth of knowledge, your ability to impart information in a fun and easy to understand manner, and your ability to combine learning with laughter. Thanks for your upbeat optimism and acceptance.”
Leola B, Whitehorse, Yukon
“I have never been ‘bodily aware’ reallly and you have helped me to develop that awareness in everyday life. I have further been able to develop a few visualizations that have helped me in my day to day movement, and to improve my balance and posture. The whole issue of feeling safe in a movement also helps.”
Truska G, Long time Yukon resident; active and ever youthful senior.
“I really valued learning a ‘new way’ as old patterns are not working (old saying: repeating the same thing over and over and expecting some different result is the definition of insanity!). And what you teach works: I went from being on crutches for 2 months to mend my achilles tendon, to walking up and down stairs in a couple of hours.”
Lindsay D, Mom, government worker, client of Violet's for 9 years.
“You have a very thorough understanding of the mechanics of the body and how it functions optimally. I appreciate learning and exploring new things with you.”
Shelagh S., Body Energetics Holistic Therapies, Whitehorse, Yukon.
“Violet is very knowledgeable and skilled in Tellington TTouch for horses and riders. I recently attended 5-day TTEAM clinic for which she was an Assistant. Her manner was always helpful and patient and helped me feel more relaxed and comfortable. In fact, I often would turn to her first if I had a question because she was non-judgmental and showed a genuine desire to help us improve. She was also thorough and efficient in making sure we were doing the correct technique and had the horse’s welfare in the forefront. But even with corrections, I felt very comfortable with her because I perceive her personality to be “down-to-earth” and very honest and open. She also helped me tremendously with a Feldenkrais session.”
Jacqueline S. , Horse owner and former mean streets social worker, New Jersey.
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