Instructors

Graduates of CFR 4 Year Professional Training

MELISSA KRIKORIAN, PT

Tyler, TX

Melissa Krikorian has been integrating her biomechanical expertise with compelling, current pain neuroscience developing a break-through process of addressing all the brain’s functional tasks: optimal movement, mental acuity, emotional stability. Melissa Krikorian has been working with the human body for 25 years starting as a Physical Trainer in the 80’s, licensed as a Physical Therapist in the 90’s and currently providing Continuing Education Units for California Physical Therapists (state licensure). She teaches internationally at Esalen Institute and has her own private practice in Texas.

JUDY GREENMAN

Key West, FL

For over 20 years, Somatic Trainer and Coach, Judy Greenman, has helped people embody a pain-free, peaceful, and confident version of themselves so they can move freely and live fully. Judy is a CFR teacher and trainer, a transformational coach and the founder of the Body Brain Freedom Academy. Activating your brain’s genius to catapult your self-healing and self-potential is Judy’s passion. Judy travels the globe guiding conscious health practitioners and entrepreneurs, heart centered individuals and high performance leaders back to a level of self-awareness, heart coherence and embodied presence that awakens deep ease, alignment and flow in all areas of life.

TOMAS

Dana Point, CA

“If you can feel it you can change it.”
My hope is that my students will out grow me. That they would receive the self adjustment tools I offer and not need me to help them rebalance their bodies, minds and emotions. Whether my student is on the the floor or a table it is the sense of play and self discovery that intrigues me most about this work. I am a Cortical Field Reeducation Instructor and CranioSacral and Visceral Manipulation Therapist.

MONICA LESSLIE, PT DPT

Westlake Village, CA

Monica Lesslie, PT, DPT is a uniquely specialized practitioner with a strong focus in chronic pain rehabilitation, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Monica is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master Yoga Teacher, and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor who is certified in Myofacial Decompression (Cup Therapy), and is an expert body worker. With nearly a decade of experience, Monica has defined a holistic approach to healing and wellness by creating a full spectrum skill-set.

Kimberly Blue-Falvey, PT

Grass Valley, CA

I discovered CFR via the physical therapy continuing education route.  I fell in love with CFR and found it to be the missing link in my 30 year journey as a physical therapist.  I bring a calm presence, genuine interest in my student, a strong biomechanical foundation and pure love for the magic of CFR into my work.   Currently, I am teaching floor lessons on Zoom and seeing individuals in my office by appointment.

KORA DIERICHS

Munich, Germany

Kora started her journey into body awareness in 2009 to cure herself from chronic back pain. Today she is grateful for everything she got to experience and learn – for herself and for working with her students. She offers her students the possibility to feel their physical, mental and emotional truth and to work towards desired changes. Her compassion, presence and sensitivity are wonderful tools in her group teachings and individual sessions. She also creates workshops where students can dive deep into personal (movement) work to find an easier, more peaceful way of living.

ADORACIÓN RODRÍGUEZ

Ukiah, CA

Starting out as professor of linguistics in Spain and Rochester, New York, Adoración overcame six years of paralysis, cancer, and other unfortunate health conditions using natural methods.
“That is how I have come to conclude that I built my curriculum in languages, but God built my curriculum in natural health.” Adoración specializes in Cortical Field Reeducation, Feldenkrais Method, Cranial Sacral, Integrated Awareness, Transformational Breath, Optimum Health Institute, Bio-feedback, Waldorf, Biodynamics, Permaculture, Sustainable Living, Ignatian Spirituality,Christian meditation, and Sendee of the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, NM

AMY GRECZYN

Oakland, CA

After completing my undergraduate degree and becoming a certified athletic trainer, I went on to graduate school and became a physical therapist in 1989. I have taken a wide variety of continuing education classes, more recently biased toward osteopathic techniques, and have a diverse skill set. One of those classes was my first exposure to CFR at the Esalen Institute in September 2015 and it has forever changed my life, given me a more functional body and continues to do so every day.

KASIA ZAJAC

Kasia has been a CFR teacher since 2000. Currently, she lives in Poland where she combines her background in psychology, psychotherapy, and cranio-sacral therapy into expanding awareness of Somatic Education.

Legnica, Poland

NANAE SAITO

Kanagawa, Japan

I’m a Licenced Massage Therapist specializing in my work with CFR. I have been through a few injuries in the past and encountering CFR totally changed my life, and also the way I see about the healing process of the human body. I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with you to find your new pathway of healing. I am located in Kanagawa, Japan

TERESA HEILAND Ph.D

Greensboro, NC

Teresa Heiland, Ph.D., is a Registered Somatic Dance/Movement Therapist/Educator and Associate Professor of dance at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition to specializing in Cortical Field Reeducation, she offers Laban Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Gyrotonic, and Pilates training methods as well as Franklin Method and Language of Dance.

DAVID T. W. LEE, P.T.

Laguna Niguel, CA

David Lee has a degree and CA Licensed in Physical Therapy for 37 years and is a Certified Cortical Field Reeducation Practitioner. Mr. Lee is the owner of an ADA Paratransit Eligibility Services Corporation, Workstation Ergonomic contract services, and Cortical Field Reeducation consultation practice. His Physical Therapist practice includes 10 years of direct patient care in these various hospital therapy services of Orthopedic, Respiratory, Cardiac, and Oncology. He has also provided eight years of home care Physical Therapy services to Senior Centers, nursing homes, and retirement residences. He also has provided ADA Paratransit Eligibility Functional Assessment through his corporation in the past 26 years with over one million people with disabilities evaluated for transportation services.

ISABEL PRYSTAWIK

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Consider me your ally. I offer my guests an environment of compassionate curiosity where they learn how to notice habitual patterns of movement or thought, patterns which were created and cemented in other times and circumstances and control daily decision-making. With awareness and acceptance, the habitual behaviours and rules can be updated. Instead of erasing habits, my guests build up a broader range of choices in response to the world around them.

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