Co-founder, Personal Trainer, Tai Chi Instructor
Bill is a certified trainer, functional fitness instructor and exercise counselor with extensive experience in somatics and martial arts. He has a diverse background in fitness, movement and education. Bill utilizes his knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology to deliver movement specific training. He helps his clients learn how to integrate strength, power, flexibility, endurance, speed, balance and coordination to optimize mobility and reduce potential injuries and pain. Bill is a Fellow Graduate from the prestigious Gray Institute of Functional Training. He is certified as a Clinical Somatic Educator (Somatics Systems Institute), an Exercise Coach (CHEK Institute), a Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor (Holyoke Community College), an Exercise Specialist (Arthritis Foundation), and a Boxing Coach (USA Boxing Association). His long history of studying Chinese movement arts such as Tai Chi and related martial arts and yoga greatly influences his holistic approach to fitness. Bill holds a degree in Philosophy and a Secondary Teaching Certification and has over 30 years experience teaching and offering professional development services.
Co-founder, Physical Therapist, Mat & Ball and Mat Intensive Instructor
Kate combines manual therapies and therapeutic exercises to support her patients’ rehabilitative process. She draws from her foundation in movement arts and medical sciences to inform her physical therapy practice. Kate holds a masters degree in physical therapy from American International College and studied biomechanics in the graduate Exercise Science Department at the University of Massachusetts. She has trained in functional fitness, myofascial release, joint mobilization, craniosacral therapy and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) among other techniques. Kate began teaching Pilates in 1987 and is a second generation certified Pilates instructor. She has studied with Mary Bowen, Eve Gentry & Marika Molnar among others, and has led several Pilates teacher training programs. Kate holds a BA in dance from Rutgers University and has performed and choreographed throughout the Northeast. She is a certified massage therapist.
Pilates/Breath/Stretch Instructor, Massage Therapist
Michele is certified as a massage therapist, body-mind centering™ practitioner and teacher, Pilates matwork instructor, yoga instructor, and trained in Life Energy Fundamentals with Jeff Krock and Polarity Therapy 1st level. She is also a professional pianist and music teacher.
Licensed Esthetician, Reiki Practitioner
Diana received her esthetics education in the Pioneer Valley and at the Dermal Institutes in Boston and New York City. With prior training in psychotherapy and reiki, Diana’s first priority is to provide a safe and comfortable space in which her clients feel respected and appreciated. Her services include facials, scalp & foot massage, and face/body waxing.
Please call Diana at 413-214-5593 for more details and to book an appointment.
Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor
Cordelia is a Massachusetts-licensed Massage Therapist with over 1,500 hours of training. She is committed to providing clients with educational tools that are easeful to incorporate into your day-to-day & enable you to live a pain-free life flavored in vigorous play!
In addition to her bodywork practice, Cordelia has 10 years experience teaching yoga & therapeutic movement to a wide demographic of athletic agility, ages, and cultures. Whether it is educating awareness through movement or bodywork, postural imbalance is a passion! Posture is our somatic emotional expression of Self and is often the root to musculoskeletal imbalance.
Cordelia's bodywork sessions combine manual therapeutic modalities to treat acute and chronic pain patterns, increase mobility and reduce stress and tension. Her practice provides individualized, client-centered treatment plans including, but not limited to:
• Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Acupressure
• Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy
• Personalized Exercise/Mobility Pain Management Sequencing
• Shiatsu and Thai Massage
• Craniosacral and Lymph Drainage
• Cupping and Guasha Technique
• Positional Therapy
Cordelia is currently booking appointments at Studio Helix on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement and Dance for Parkinson's Instructor
Fritha is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner based in Northampton, MA. She graduated from the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program at the Feldenkrais Institute of NY where she studied with director David Zemach-Bersin, Sheryl Field, Anna Johnson, Aliza Stewart, Arlyn Zones, Ruty Bar, Deborah Bowes, and Elizabeth Beringer. Fritha has over 30 years of dance and movement experience, and has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2002. She spent seven years (1994-2001) performing and teaching nationally and internationally as a member of the New York City-based Doug Elkins Dance Company. Visit https://www.feldenkraisandmovementarts.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sahina specializes in Vintage Oriental and Turkish bellydance styles. As a teacher she works with her students to develop their own personal styles whether they are hobbyists looking for a fun way to exercise or aspiring professional dancers. Her classes emphasize the importance of musicality and knowledge of the exciting variety of bellydance styles. For more information, visit https://sahinabellydance.com/
Musician, Hootenanny Music Instructor
HooteNanny for children is about music, family and community, and the ways in which learning to sing, play and dance can enhance all three. Music is hand selected by nationally renowned folk-rock musicians, Nerissa and Katryna, better known as The Nields. The music is chosen for its accessibility, but also for its musicality and ability to bear repeated listening and singing. Classes are aimed equally at fostering musical children and at encouraging family connections. HooteNanny is all about singing, dancing, playing small instruments and most importantly, indulging the imagination and creativity of the families who participate.