Alexander Technique • Dance
Owner of FloorSpace
A curious and devoted student of the Alexander Technique since 1993, Julie received her Alexander Technique Teaching Certification from Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies, under the guidance of Robin Gilmore and Marsha Paludan, and additional certification from Alexander Technique International in 2007. She has studied, and continues to study with numerous master teachers throughout the world. A professional dancer and choreographer since 1991, Julie teaches, creates and performs both locally and internationally.
In June 2017, Julie was a guest teacher at the Barstow Summer Alexander Technique Workshop in Crete, Nebraska, as well as a guest teacher at Inter-Mountain Alexander Training in Spokane, Washington. She has worked as an adjunct instructor and guest artist in the College of Music at University of Colorado Boulder, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University, Colorado College the Department of Theater and Dance at Emory University and the Department of Dance at University of Georgia. For the last 10 years, Julie has presented Dance and Alexander Technique workshops at Foro Performática in Puebla, Mexico. She has also offered workshops blending Dance and Alexander Technique at International conferences in Spain, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada.
An avid outdoorswoman, certified Nordic ski instructor and personal trainer, Julie loves having the Rocky Mountains as neighbors and sharing her love of movement through dance making, performance, film and teaching throughout the world, in person and online.
FloorSpace Studio Administrator
As a teacher, musician, and artist, Molly’s mission is to empower her students and clients with tools to find ease, depth, and freedom in any activity. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies where she majored in Vocal Performance, Molly encountered the Alexander work. Not only was she inspired by the vocal and expressive freedom she found as a result of studying the technique, she also discovered her passion for working with musicians and serving others through this innovative method.
Molly is currently a Contemporary Alexander Alliance Teacher and teaches private lessons at Floorspace Studio in Boulder, CO. An ardent advocate of classical music, Molly also spends her time as Webmaster and volunteer with the Boulder Symphony. She also is a freelance singer. Incredibly passionate about movement education and consciousness, Molly strives to connect people to their own greater potential and unique expression.
Nancy Rao, ND, LAc
Turtle Qi Gong
Nancy first came to yoga in the 1970’s in high school. She continued her own yoga practice and in Naturopathic school also studied with a Tai Chi master. While in Acupuncture school she took her first Qi Gong classes. Nancy has completed Ashtanga yoga teacher training with Richard Freeman in Boulder, CO in 2001. Since 2002 she has been studying with the Liu family through Ling Gui International Healing Qi Gong School, and is a certified Ling Gui instructor.
Nancy brings her extensive background of these disciplines, as well as her experience as a practicing Naturopathic doctor and Acupuncturist to her teaching of Qi Gong. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and feels it is through group teaching and practice that her own life is healed and enriched.
Mission Yoga - Pre & Post-Natal Yoga
Wendy is a Colorado native, a mother of two young children, and loves being surprised by the world around her. She is Registered Yoga Teacher (200 RYT) Yoga Alliance certified, and completed the Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) in 2017.
Wendy founded Mission Yoga with the intent of fostering and nurturing a deep connection between yoga, pregnancy, and the postpartum lives of moms. Having practiced yoga for over a decade—and trained in San Francisco with Jane Austin, Sean Haleen, Darrin Main and Harvey Deutsch—Wendy’s passion is empowering and readying women for their next adventure.
Beth A. Smith
Mindful Awareness & Meditation
Beth Smith, MA, CPC, LCP, has training and experience as a mindful awareness practitioner, meditator, psychotherapist, executive coach, corporate executive and entrepreneur shapes her teaching style and ability to relate directly to a range of students. Currently, Beth is a participant in a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
In addition, Beth holds two Masters degrees: Organizational and Human Development (The George Washington University) and Contemplative Psychotherapy (Naropa University). As a teacher, Beth upholds an intention to live each day as the “chance of a life time” (quote from a Pema Chodron, 2017) and supports students with their own personal intention to live with more awareness.
Movement Exploration & Dance Meditation
Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong • Alexander Technique
Sumi Komo has an interdisciplinary MA in Dance,Psychology and Sports Medicine from the University of Oregon. She trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in London, England with one of FM Alexander's first generation teachers.
She also began the study of Tai Chi Chuan at that time under the direction of Gerde Geddes. Pytt, as she was affectionately called by her pupils, trained in China with the grandson of Yang Lu - Chan. Ms. Komo has taught the Long Yang Style since 1988..and incorporates elements of it in her own teaching of dance and AT training. She has, taught Qi Gong since 1998. She was fully ordained as a Zen Buddhist Priestess in 2010.
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