I am a professional somatic practitioner and educator with 35 years of teaching experience and over a decade of working with private clients including infants to elders and novice movers to highly skilled athletes and artists. People seek my help for a variety of reasons: general fitness and wellness; recovery from injury or surgery; strength, balance and mobility, and the capacity for restoration and relaxation. New parents ask for guidance to better understand their infant’s world while professionals might want to develop their skills of working with clients or students, presenting their work at conferences, and organizing their business structures. I offer a perspective on whole-body connectivity and wellness that arises from cellular awareness and embodiment practices. I support and facilitate the unique movement patterns of each individual. This allows for very specific attention as well as a more inclusive integration. I am fascinated by the intelligence of the human body and its capacity to change, re-pattern, and learn. I use creativity and reflection as a primary tool in preparing for each session or class. Between meetings I will review your experience and develop ideas to move forward. This includes educational research and networking.
Wendy is dedicated to what she sets out to do. The dedication is an expression of what she loves, it comes from her heart. This is the secret ingredient she brings to whoever she works with, in what ever form or modality.” — KM Kraimer, Certified Advanced Rolfer
As a very talented and sought-after arts administrator and master teacher, Ms. Masterson is a certified BMCsm Practitioner, registered Somatic Movement Educator, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator through the School for Body Mind Centering® and is certified in GYROTONIC®. She is co-director of Kinesthetic Learning Center and is Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Body-Mind Centering Association. Ms. Masterson worked for many years with the Vail International Dance Festival and DanceAspen in Colorado as well as serving as juror and guest teacher for the American Ballet Competition. She has presented at the International Association of Dance, Medicine, & Science conferences in Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; and Basel, Switzerland on the integration of somatics with dance pedagogy. Ms. Masterson presented at the BMCA Annual Conference 2013 in Boulder, CO. Ms. Masterson has been instructing pre-professional dancers for 35 years. She received a BFA from Point Park College and an MFA from United States International University. At Interlochen Arts Academy, a private boarding high school in northern Michigan, she has served as Interim Director, teacher, administrator, ballet mistress and choreographer for the Interlochen Dance Company and was the recipient of the Oil Can Award for Outstanding Service in 2009. She has created original classical and contemporary works, restaged repertoire and has created musical theatre and dramatic works throughout the country. Ms. Masterson has created many cross-disciplinary classes with her colleagues in Visual Arts, Music, Creative Writing, Singer/Songwriter and Academics at Interlochen Arts Academy. Her most recent cross-disciplinary course, Learning, Expression, & Artistry, is based upon brain development and pre-cognitive experience as a foundation for creativity, learning, and artistic expression. Ms. Masterson has published several articles on education including “Classroom Connections: Body-Mind Centering takes an energetic twirl around the classroom and leads teen dancers to self-discovery”, Conscious Dancer/Spring 2012 and “Connecting Journeys: A Self-Study in Cellular Consciousness, Currents: a journal of the Body-Mind Centering Association, April 2012.