I have been a bodyworker with a license to practice massage therapy in NYS since 2000. I became a massage therapist after dancing, professionally in ballet and modern dance for over 25 years. Throughout my career I worked through various injuries and learned alot about how my body works as well as how it heals and stays healthy. I became fascinated by anatomy while working with my teachers in the Alexander technique, Klein technique and yoga. Becoming a massage therapist was a way I could continue to explore the living,breathing anatomy with bodies other than my own. My studies have continued into the subtly expressive fields of Zero Balancing and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I continue my connection with dance through teaching dance classes for people with Parkinson's Disease at New York Presbyterian Hospital Brooklyn Methodist.
I gratefully acknowledge my teachers; Heidi Fokine, Grace Grochowski, Mandy Chan, Rachel Lynch-John, Genny Kapular, June Ekman and Barbara Mahler for their invaluable insight and deep
intelligience of the body.
2021 - Completed 200-hour yoga teacher training with The Giving Room, Heidi Fokine, lead teacher
2013 - Teacher training with Dance for PD at the Mark Morris Dance Center - David Leventhal and Misty Owens
2011 - Completed two year foundation training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Franklyn Sills
2010 - Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Empire State College
2008 - Certification in Zero Balancing, founded by Fritz Smith
2005 - Certification in Infant Massage Instruction
2004 - Massage therapist for Mikhail Baryshnikov solo tour
2000 - Certification in Prenatal massage from Niara Healing Arts
2000 - Graduation from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy- 1000 hours
1993 - Received a "Bessie", New York Dance and Performance Award, for sustained achievement in the works of Susan Marshall & Co.
Eileen also designs and makes yoga clothes. Check out her Etsy store at eileensshorts.etsy.com