Rachel Friedman is the proud owner of Motion in Balance Studio, Olympia’s only GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® studio, which opened in January 2007.
As owner and Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS Trainer®, I have been physically active for the last 25 years, practicing Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates, competing in marathons, biathlons, and triathlons, and dancing samba, modern and improvisation. I performed for 2 years with the Wild Grace Arts Dance Theater, currently dance with RADCO and am the co-lead of the Samba Olywa Community Dance Troupe. I have been practicing GYROTONIC method since 2005 and GYROKINESIS for since 2010 year. I have had the honor to train with Magali Messac from GYROTONIC Seattle who has been practicing since its inception in the mid 1980s, and with Emma Kingston of Center GYROTONIC in Portland.
I thoroughly love working with all of my clients. Each and every one is unique. They all allow me to bring my varied skills and passion for movement to their exercise and movement experience. You can also find my Motion In Balance Studio on facebook.
Jessica McKeegan Jensen is a holistic attorney and owner of Jessica Jensen Law – Attorneys for the Business of Life - in Olympia. In addition to holding a J.D., she is also a graduate of the Northwest School of Healing, a 4-year personal growth program that utilizes hands-on energy work as a path for healing and understanding the self and others. Her work with divorcing clients over the last 30 years and her own personal journey inspired her study of the energy of intimate partnership. Jessica believes our creative power – including our ability to create a satisfying intimate relationship – is directly related to our level of consciousness. The model of intimate relationship we have operated under for over 4,000 years has changed forever. Jessica exposes the energy of modern intimate relationship and shows how you can consciously create the relationship you want – whether you are in a relationship now or looking to have one.
Dr. Marnie Frisch is a Naturopathic doctor, licensed by the state of Washington. She has a general family practice in East Olympia, called Whole Health Naturopathy. Dr. Frisch is committed to providing attentive, quality medical care to women, children, and men, and approaches each patient as an individual, not just a diagnosis. She takes the time to get to know the person in front of her so that she can develop a treatment plan that is the least harmful, most gentle, and most effective. Dr. Frisch works to balance the emotional and mental component of health and dis-ease, and takes time to address the difficulties in change. Dr. Frisch uses homeopathy, botanical medicine (herbs), home based remedies, lifestyle and mental health counseling, and clinical nutrition to help her patients achieve optimal health. Her mission is to listen, learn, and teach patient’s to respect and embrace the wonders of the human body and its relationship with the beauty of the world. Her goal as a doctor is to treat the whole person following the principles of naturopathic medicine and to guide patients to reach their full potential.
Dr. Frisch is a graduate of Bastyr University, the nation’s leader in scientific-based natural medical schools. She graduated magna cum laud from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of arts in anthropology and completed a thesis on communication between medical doctors and patients. Between her undergraduate and graduate work, Dr. Frisch worked in women’s health clinics, community health clinics and a urology practice. Dr. Frisch also spent 6 years in the natural foods industry. After living in the Seattle area for 17 years and practicing in Edmonds, she moved to Olympia in 2008. She lives in West Olympia with her two children and her husband. She is on the board and a provider at the Olympia Free Clinic, which provides free medical care to Thurston County residents. You can find out more at http://www.olympianaturopath.com/
Chrisstine Gulrajani is the founder of Success is in your Hands, a company dedicated to helping women discover their life purpose and overcome the biggest roadblocks to living it. so they can show up fully in their lives with passion, purpose, and freedom. Using a tool called scientific hand analysis, Chrisstine decodes the information in your fingerprints and hands. Your unique fingerprints reveal your highest potential and also the #1 thing holding you back from living your life purpose. Your hands are a map to living a life of meaning and purpose.
Chrisstine was introduced to hand analysis during a time of feeling stuck, personally, financially, and spiritually. Discovering her own life purpose allowed her to overcome paralyzing performance anxiety and lifelong struggles around success. Knowing her purpose has allowed her to build a business in alignment with it where she is truly paid for her passions and she helps others find this meaningful intersection between purpose and profit.
Chrisstine is looking forward to sharing how to “Sizzle up your Relationships.” Your hand reveals your emotional style, sensual needs, and provides a way to understand the needs of your partner as well (or what to look for in the ideal partner). Find her on Facebook.
Laurie Owen, LMP MA00004480, has been a Licensed Massage Practitioner since 1988. She has a Master’s Degree in Theology and the Arts, and she feels that her life is an evolving work of sacred art. As a Massage Practitioner, she focuses on restoring mobility by finding where your body is moving easily, and where it’s stuck. The approach is like a dance. She specializes in helping you find your ideal level of graceful movement. Many people say “I feel so much taller” when the session is through. She looks forward to helping you discover the potential for increased communication and true intimacy that massage can provide. Her website is http://www.laurieanhealing.com Also, LaurieanHealing and Laurie Owen Appasionata on facebook.
Kashani Berube: Kashani began dancing with Mas Uda in 1989 and began directing the troupe shortly after that. She teaches all levels of classes including private lessons. She offers workshops in zills, in troupe management and many other topics and feels that knowledge of the rhythms is essential to learning the dance itself. She teaches at The Olympia Women’s Club and her home studio in Lacey. She is a staff writer (troupe talk column) for Jareeda magazine and is a member of the Middle Eastern Dance Association of Canada and writes DVD reviews for their newsletter. She has judged in both La Danse Orientale and Belly Dancer USA annual competitions. She is recently retired from the Department of Health’s Children with Special Health Care Needs program. For more information about Kashani and Mas Uda, please see the website www.mas-uda.com and Mas Uda Dancers on FaceBook
Marla Moore Barrett, LMP As a Port Orchard native, Marla grew up with a love for the outdoors. She especially enjoys walking on the beach, hiking in the mountains, and walking the trails through the evergreens. She is married and has two Pomeranians Chuee and Ce-Ce, who keep her busy and love her unconditionally. To Marla, all art is beautiful, the more unique the better. She started painting and doing photography about two years ago and hasn’t stopped. When she’s not painting or doing photography, she enjoys her life’s work as a Licensed Massage Therapist. The compassion that comes through her massage, especially those who are fighting cancer or have had cancer runs deep to her core. She says, “I experienced lack of touch over three years ago due to having cancer and all I wanted was for someone to hug me, touch my feet or hold my hands. Most people just don’t know what to do or how to act towards a loved one with cancer or any illness that is why I love to share and educate about how important touch is. Thank you and keep touching”. Marla practices massage in Belfair, Washington.
One of her friends says of her:
The nature fairy… coming down to sprinkle her goodness onto mother earth’s gifts. The dew drops of the morning bliss fall, her magical eyelashes make the spider webs flutter, and the little gophers wonder near to catch a glimpse of the beautiful long haired beauty that comes with care!
Janet O’Connell takes great pride in entertaining, educating and empowering women on the subject of their sexual health and well-being. Her degrees and/or experience in the areas of Physical & Environmental Education and Health Information Management makes her a good fit as a modern day “Birds and Bees “ Lady.
Janet helped initiate this Seminar with fellow female business leaders in an attempt to raise awareness and acceptance that sex in an important and healthy part of our lives and can aid one in maintaining good health and a sense of well-being.
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Motion in Balance Studio 219 Legion Way SW, Suite 203-C Olympia, WA