My passion is in using movement and touch to reawaken the innate integrity, aliveness, and balance of the body-mind.
Lineage and credentials:
I have been the leader of Movement Training Program for Rosen Method: the Berkeley Center since 2010, and am the Director of Teaching for the Mexico Rosen Training Center.
I have been on the Rosen Institute Board since 2017, and am on the Rosen Method: the Berkeley Center board.
I have taught in Australia, Canada, England, Holland, Mexico, Spain, and Sweden.
Rosen Method Lineage
1996: Weekly class w/Miriam Cantor, Lisa Thompson, and Marion Rosen
1998: Certified as Teacher, w/Lisa Thompson and Marion Rosen as supervisors
2002: Completed Apprenticeship w/Jane Malek as mentor
2005: Certified as Training Teacher w/Teri Katz as mentor and Jane Malek
2006: Certified as Senior Training Teacher w/ Teri Katz as mentor
2010: Mentored two Senior Training Teachers
1997: Fundamentals w/Sara Webb, Gloria Hessellund, and Marion Rosen
1998: Advanced Class w/Sara Webb and Teri Katz
2000: Certified as a Practitioner, w/Teri Katz and Paula Kimbro as supervisors
2005: Certified as Introductory Workshop Teacher, co-teaching w/Mary Kay Wright, Sara Webb, Gloria Hessellund, & Elaine Mayland
2012: Certified as Teacher with Elaine Mayland as mentor, and Sara Webb & Gloria Hessellund
2014: Certified as Senior Teacher w/Sara Webb, Gloria Hessellund, & Bill Samsel
Theresa is a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist. Certificate #24652
How I came to do this work
I worked in the corporate world as a system’s analyst for 18 years. In 1989 my daughter was born, and in 1991 I went through a divorce. At that point I had never done any personal work and was really wound up as a person, but these two experiences made me begin to engage with inner work.
In 1995 I heard Jon Kabat Zinn speak and read his book Full Catastrophe Living. Something shifted in me and I realized I desperately needed to leave my corporate job, and wanted to be able to be at home with my daughter while I gave myself the space to figure out what I really wanted to do with my life (the ability to dip into my retirement savings to stay home for a year was a blessing).
In my year of self-sabbatical I went to Spirit Rock Meditation Center, took classes in yoga and meditation, and was a part of a therapy group.
One fellow member said he had done some bodywork that he thought was amazing. At Spirit Rock I looked for cards of bodyworkers and, never having heard the word “Rosen'' before, somehow picked up a card for a Rosen practitioner.
I had a Rosen bodywork session and was blown away. Throughout that year I continued having Rosen sessions, and eventually attended a Rosen Method intro session at Spirit Rock, and then began the trainings.
I can’t emphasize enough how I certainly did not plan to become a Rosen practitioner myself! I thought I was doing the trainings for my own immersion, and came from a family of origin who placed a lot of emphasis on what they considered proper jobs. I had never even imagined doing bodywork- I wasn’t even somebody who went for massages!
However, to say that Rosen Method caught my attention in a deep way is an understatement. As I continued with the trainings and receiving sessions, I continued to change and to feel more and more like myself. One thing led to another and the rest, as they say, is history!
Theresa is a role model for me – she meets the students at eye level and with a big open heart. She gives all the space for one's own growth, which makes her a wonderful person and great teacher.
K.Z. - Germany