The start of my journey in the field of movement
and therapy began when I arrived at Esalen Institute
in 1977. As a community member there for the next 12
years I had the good fortune to study with an amazing
array of teachers. I met Gabrielle Roth during my first
month there and my relationship to the 5Rhythms Movement
Practice and Gabrielle has deepened and expanded from
that day forwards. Likewise, I met Dick and Christine
Price and became a devotee of Gestalt Awareness Practice
which remains central to my growth and my teaching to
years at Esalen included leading groups, designing the
Esalen Movement program, teaching movement (5Rhythmss,
aerobics, Jazz dance), and practicing bodywork on the
Esalen Massage crew. During this time I also pursued
my undergraduate and graduate studies in Somatic Psychology
enriching my formal education with many exciting and
rather non-traditional approaches to therapy, whole
body/mind health and healing.
the daughter of Jack Rosenberg (who is the founder the
Institute for Integrative Body Psychotherapy - IBP Central
Institute) I have had the rich and challenging experience
of studying this work. I first discovered
my father as a teacher when I was drawn into one of
his presentations at Esalen in the early 1980s.
Since then I have continued learning, exploring, and
growing within this body of work. I am currently a faculty
member of the IBP Institute and enjoy teaching parts
of their training curriculum both in Los Angeles and
1990, I left Big Sur along with my husband, Vic Cooper,
and son, Tristan Juhan, to come to Marin County California.
There I continued my therapeutic work as a Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. I
also became a founding faculty member of The Moving
Center School, a 5Rhythms organization that I co-directed
with my wonderful partners Kathy Altman and Lori Saltzman
for fourteen years. We started with 19 dancers and when
I left over 400 people came to practice the 5Rhythms
at the different classes and events on any given week.
This program remains alive and fully moving to this
day, as does my love and friendship with Kathy and Lori.
those years, I again entered a formal education process
and truly enjoyed completing a Doctoral Program in Somatic Psychology with an emphasis on Dance and Movement Therapy.
my understanding of psychology, movement, and spiritual
development (finally!) feels integrated in all the work
I offer - whether it is oriented towards psychological
or health care professionals or to the different communities
of people who so generously support me in coming to
teach in their towns, cities and countries.
Vic is also a trained 5Rhythms teacher (in addition
to being an Independent Telecommunications Consultant)
and offers his inspiration and support to all of the
work I do. We often travel together for many of my workshops,
and are quite grateful for the goodness we receive in
being together and sharing the experience of joining
different communities in the 5Rhythm practice.
have been blessedly overwhelmed with the amazing transformations
and new possibilities I see my students embody again
and again. After three decades on this path I feel I
bring a steadiness of heart, wealth of experience and
good humor to students and communities I work with.
2006 Vic and I returned to Big Sur and love the mountain
we call home. Tristan has left the nest; pursuing his
education, loves and creative talents.
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Director: Andrea Juhan, PhD
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