Hellerwork Structural Integrator, Yoga Teacher
Alignment is Anita’s profession, both in her practice as a Hellerwork Structural Integrator and as a yoga teacher. She believes that alignment is more than good posture; she has found it to be a path to greater awareness, self-discovery, healing, and profound living. For years Anita thought that her body was simply a vessel to transport her mind. This disconnected existence eventually created pain. Her search for relief led her first to Hellerwork, a combination of structural bodywork, awareness dialog, and movement education, and then to Viniyoga as a means to maintain an aligned, pain-less state.
Enthusiasm and a desire to help others with these powerful tools prompted a change of profession from insurance to alternative health. Anita graduated from the Institute of Structural Medicine in 2001 (head instructor, Donna Bajelis, PT, CHP, SMS) and The Yoga Barn teacher training program (head instructor, Robin Rothenberg) in 2009.
Anita is also the author of Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young Again with Undulation, a health blog (www.undulationexercise.blogspot.com) and numerous articles in publications such as Massage & Bodywork Magazine, The Yearbook of Structural Integration, Fibromyalgia Aware, and Body Sense.
Check out our interview with Anita: Freeing the Spine—A Key to Lifelong Youthfulness