Val Leoffler is a bodywork & Trager practitioner, clinical hypnotherapist, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist & Registered Somatic Movement Educator who is celebrating 33 years of private practice in healing & bodywork teaching movement to individuals, classes and groups.
She is nationally certified with NCBTMB, is an Authorized Continuum Movement & Jungle Gym Instructor and has taught for Twin Lakes College, UCSC, Cabrillo, and private organizations. Her training includes 30 years of experience with Emilie Conrad & Susan Harper, founders of Continuum, developmental movement systems with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, training with Dr. Milton Trager, creative arts with the Tamalpa Institute, 30 years of yoga (Iyengar & Tri-Yoga), a blackbelt in Judo, studies with Gabrielle Roth, improv theatre, Craniosacral Therapy with Upledger Institute, Zero Balancing with Dr. Fritz Smith, perception & movement studies with Hubert Godard, Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute, women’s health and an extensive background in working with injury & healing. She is also a member of the International Association of HealthCare Practitioners.
As a co-founder of the Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center in the 1970’s she developed a lifelong commitment to the study of alternative healthcare and interest in Eastern Healing Arts, including certification in Amma Massage. She is continually interested & delighted in how the fluid worlds of bodywork and movement arts influence & inform each other & brings this passion & vitality to her teaching.
If you would like Val’s Reading list “On Neuroplasticity and Movement”, simply email Val at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for it.