Sustaining Individual Member
Member since February 8, 2014
Helen Rea began dancing soon after birth, thanks to her modern-dancing mother. She performed for 8 years with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and co-directed Duets, etc., a modern dance repertory company. She began studying Alexander Technique in order to find better ways to move and stay comfortable—and avoid pain, fatigue and injury. She found the work so helpful that she completed a teacher certification program in 1983 and began her private practice.
Toward the end of her Alexander Technique training, she was introduced to the ideas of Craniosacral Therapy. She trained at the Upledger Institute in 1983 and 1984 and incorporated this work into her practice. She completed a 2-year training in the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) in 2001 and afterwards was a teaching assistant in another 3-year BCST program. She organized and attended an Advanced Craniosacral Therapy training program with Mike Boxhall. Helen served on the Board of Directors of the Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America from 2003 to 2006.
Although Helen gave up performing in 1987, she never stopped teaching dance. In over 33 years as a dance educator, she has developed her own unique style of teaching that incorporates her interest in body therapies and movement education, as well as her broad background in dance. In addition to the classes and private sessions in Silver Spring, Helen teaches dance classes at CityDance at Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and is happy to be continuing her Movement Improvement series at Crossings: A Center for the Healing Traditions in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.
For more information, please visit http://www.helenrea.com