Ms. Thomas began her early life as a dancer at age 4. She went on to train at PCPA (Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts) in 1975-1977, where she learned all aspects of Acting/Dance-Movement/Stage Managing/Design/Theatre Business Management & Public Relations.
Ms. Thomas furthered her education by becoming an Acupressure Massage Technician in 1994 at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA. She further trained in Qi Gong at the Xi Yuan Hospital in Beijing, China in 1999. This program was featured in the Bill Moyers special “Healing & The Mind,” on PBS.
Through the years Ms. Thomas has spent much of her energies working with the following practices:
Authentic Movement is a dance therapy form in which participants close their eyes and enter into movement to explore and integrate conscious and unconscious aspects of self. Each participant has protected time and space for developing relationship with their own movement, emotions, sensations, body symptoms, thoughts and creative resources. Clear and respectful guidelines support each individual’s expression and autonomy. With this safety, participants expand their capacity to move and be moved, develop intimacy with self and others, and have opportunities to reflect on and articulate their experiences.
Body Tales® is a creative and healing practice that integrates movement, voice and personal storytelling. This unique form combines elements of dance, theater and expressive arts.
Both Authentic Movement and Body Tales® are inner-directed practices where exploratory and expressive movement emerges through body awareness and self-listening. Both practices involve a respectful and supportive relationship between movers and their witnesses.
Breema® is a simple, natural form of touch and body movement supported by universal principles. The aim of Breema is to bring us to a tangible experience of presence that becomes our foundation for a new dimension of health, consciousness, and self-understanding. The nonjudgmental atmosphere created by our use of the Principles is deeply nourishing and enables us to let go of conditioned patterns, so that we can connect to new and more natural ways of moving, thinking, and feeling. Breema’s Principles can be integrated and applied in any profession and in all activities of daily life, helping us bring greater harmony to all our relationships.