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If you’ve been around a while, you’re probably feeling some limitation in your body. Chances are, it’s joint related.

When we’re young, we don’t give our bodies a thought. Which is unfortunate, because the body is the most amazing machine on earth. As a culture, we’re taught so little about it. Not knowing the basic mechanics of our body is how stiffness “creeps up.” One day we’re hopping out of the bed and the next day we’re hobbling.

The human body is designed to move through its full range of motion every day. As adults, it’s our job to maintain range of motion. If we don’t move it, we lose it. Essentrics™ moves all our 650 muscles and 365 joints, while simultaneously lengthening and strengthening them. The only equipment you need is your body.

Want more ease?

We are expected to accept pain, fatigue and diminished energy as part of aging. Yet, it’s our destiny to live joyfully inside a body that feels vital and alive well into our senior years. Those are more than just words to me. My name is Kerry and vibrant health is my passion. Discovering ways to age with strength and grace is what lights me up. 

For thirty years, I’ve helped people feel better in their mind and body. I entered the health field in the 90’s teaching water aerobics at Jack LaLanne. I’ve been raw food chef, organic gardener, and Pilates instructor. For fifteen years, I was a licensed professional therapist.

Mindful Essentrics is a distillation of what I’ve learned about wellness tucked into a 60-minute, semi-private movement class. Though, it’s more than that. Mindful Essentrics is a mind/body experience that will leave you feeling stronger, yet more relaxed. You’ll walk out taller and more open. Your body will feel energized while your mind will be more at ease.

This website is full of articles on what has influenced me over the years. I hope they’re helpful for you, too. 


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Connecting With Our True Self

Connecting With Our True Self

One of the goals of therapy is to reside in our best self. In IFS this is referred to as Self Energy. This is a state in which we know ourselves, our patterns, our blind-spots and our strengths.

Hope for Trauma

Hope for Trauma

We now know that the only way to change embedded, painful memories is to access the “emotional brain.” While talking continue to play a crucial role in therapy, it keeps us in our rational mind. To create lasting change at the deepest level, we must access the limbic system.

Want to Plug into a Higher Energy?

Want to Plug into a Higher Energy?

This life force is known by many names. The yogis call it prana and activate it through breath and postures. Acupuncturist call it qi and balance its movement through a network of pathways. Martial artists also call it chi and learn to cultivate its mastery through years of disciplined practice.

Social Disclosure

Social Disclosure

For those who have followed me, you know I have an ambivalent relationship with technology. The medium is mind-blowingly, life-changing. And, like all addictions, it didn’t take long for it to have control over me.

Love in Action

Love in Action

In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (four months earlier) and the race riots that followed. Nightly news showed burning cities, radicals and reactionaries snarling at each other across the cultural divide. A brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach.