Rachel Hamstra, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®

 Photo by Meleah Shavon

Photo by Meleah Shavon

I have been a student of the Feldenkrais Method® for over 20 years, and have developed a deep personal connection with the work I teach. As a student, I underwent hip surgery in infancy through adolescence, which was followed by a years-long rehabilitation process using the Feldenkrais Method. My work with my practitioners and in my training has allowed me to explore all sorts of physical activities I never imagined could be so possible for me. I am able to dance, go on long hikes, ride horses, garden for hours at a time, and crawl around on the floor with preschoolers. For more information on my experience, check out this blog post.

I love getting clients involved in their own well-being, and creating a space where we can discover together about how change can happen. I teach in a trauma-informed manner, and it is my honor and responsibility to create a space where clients feel safe to explore. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come full circle as a practitioner and share what I've learned. I find joy in helping others find the same sense of curiosity, hope, ease, and confidence that my practitioners gave me.

I am queer- and trans-friendly. My pronouns are she/her. I am a graduate of the Seattle Eastside Feldenkrais Training III, 2012, and I am trained in Craniosacral Therapy through Bastyr University. I am a member of Feldenkrais Teachers in Seattle.