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Annie Thoe

Annie Thoe, GCFP is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and Assistant Trainer in the Feldenkrais Method®. This innovative method uses awareness and guided movement in either private sessions or group classes to move beyond limiting habits for self-healing and performance. Annie has taught healing modalities, bodywork and movement, including advanced kinesiology, clinical massage therapy before her career with the Feldenkrais Method® over the past 30+ years. She writes, produces podcasts and videos to enhance vitality, grounded awareness and ease of movement on her website: sensingvitality.com

Her work combines sensory learning with nature awareness to assist people in healing from chronic injuries and restrictive habits to move with more vitality.

She draws her inspiration from her experiences and studies in nature, movement, healing modalities, meditation, martial arts, music and play. She has served as the President of the Board of Trustees for the Wilderness Awareness School. She teaches retreats in nature and has a private practice in Woodinville and Seattle.

"I believe nature is our greatest healer and teacher. I began studying the Feldenkrais Method® in 1984 to heal a chronic injury that limited my walking and many activities.

My work today is informed from my love of movement and nature-- in all forms and the power of our awareness to affect how we experience this moment. Everything we need is reflected to us by the sun, earth, wind, water, trees, birds and the animals.

As human beings, we have a unique gift to connect to the intelligence in nature and with one another for healing and self-expression. My work is about helping people use our gifts through movement and awareness to connect deeply to life and its beauty. My work is whole-brain, whole-body learning that guides you beyond “sensed” limitations toward growth, self-expression and freedom."

Testimonials From Students:

"These audio lessons by Annie Thoe are an immense value for me at a very attractive price.
A lifetime of learning to keep me and my clients healthy and vital."
- Tim Morley, Licensed Massage Practitioner

"I use these lessons from these audio lessons for fifteen minutes during work and am amazed how much benefit I get."
Bobbie Mennella, Licensed Massage Practitioner

"These audio lessons guide me clearly. It’s just like being in class!"
A. Machala, Dance Instructor

"I highly recommend Annie's work to anyone recovering from an injury or a surgical procedure, or just years of bad body habits. She is an expert on re-aligning and re-training the body into better function. In 2000, I was hit by a car and was on crutches for three months. After weeks of PT, I found my natural balance was so far gone, it felt like it would take me another year or longer to ever walk normal again. But after five visits (it's usually six sessions, but travel plans cut it short), I felt a hundred times better! I could put weight on my injured leg much more easily, and I truly felt balance had been restored. I could feel my foot not as a lump at the end of my leg, but as a freely moving, functioning sensory aware appendage. All better!"

Michele Cacano Green, LMP

"The genius of Moshe Feldenkrais's Method® and Annie Thoe's skill have provided me with the ability to keep moving and be free of pain. Her broad knowledge of bodywork and ability to integrate these produces grateful results. From broad concepts to current problems, Annie comes up with solutions. I would not have such quality of life without the Feldenkrais Method®--and I have had Multiple Sclerosis for over 50 years."

Deyerle A., Retired Interior Designer

"I highly recommend Annie for her skill and passion for her work, as well as her compassion not only for her clients but for all of nature that surrounds us. Through the years, Annie has worked with me to improve my posture, my walking, my physical coordination in the sports I participate in and equally important, to listen to and calm my nervous system. She has taught me how to ‘get out of my head’ and into my body, sensing how to make individual connections and build upon those connections toward a fuller overall body awareness. Through my work with her, I feel more centered both physically and emotionally. What I appreciate most about Annie’s work is that it doesn’t stop at the end of a lesson. The principles of what she teaches me I carry with me. She continually gives me the tools I need to successfully incorporate what I’ve learned into my everyday life."

Tanja R., Architect

"Annie is a truly gifted healthcare practitioner. She is always very aware of the physical and emotional needs of her clients. She is highly intuitive and creative in her work; qualities which I have put to the test many times because of some particularly challenging congenital traits of my body. Annie is caring, has impeccable integrity, and is someone I have come to trust and admire greatly in the many years she has been helping me deal with the shortcomings of my body’s structure and functionality."

Alana N., Businessowner

"I have been working with Annie for more than ten years. I started because of degenerative hip pain, and have continued to improve my posture and movements even after my second hip replacement! When I originally walked in to see Annie, my posture was abysmal and my spine wasn't straight. Today, with two lessons per month, my body remembers how to walk tall and straight. I feel wonderful!"

Jane S., Artisan, Retired Businessowner

From Practitioners and Colleagues:

"I wholeheartedly endorse Annie's work and can't say enough about her personal integrity and conviction, and her ability to see through the patterns of movement, behavior and thinking, that bind us. In addition she brings compassion to every encounter which is expressed in the quality of her touch and the clarity of her intention. She tells stories about the natural and spiritual world, and, most importantly, Annie is masterful at bringing ideas into form, making the abstract concrete. Her clients, students and the practitioners who mentor with her find their inherent strength and capacity to improve, succeed, connect and love. Working with Annie over the years, whether I was injured, mentally stuck or emotionally ragged, I discovered center and groundedness, enabling me to move on! She is an outstanding teacher."

Bridget Thompson, Feldenkrais Practitioner and founder of Anatomy of Grace

"There are only a few people I trust to work with me, and Annie is one of them. As a fellow professional, I know she possesses exceptional skills and a thorough knowledge of the Feldenkrais Method®. As a recipient of her work, all I can say is YAHOO!"

Michael Wolk, Feldenkrais Practitioner, PT



"Annie comprehends the difficult and makes it simple and functional. Her brilliance in movement concepts allows her clients to become aware of possibilities and make life changes. She meets each person where they enter the room and opens doors for greater attention to their potential. Annie is a practitioner of excellence. She is one of my all time favorites."

Nancy Haller, Feldenkrais Practitioner



Mentoring

"I have completed two years of mentoring with Annie, and it has been one of the most important steps in becoming a professional and knowledgeable Feldenkrais Practitioner. Her understanding of anatomy and kinesiology is first rate and is an important foundation for where things begin. What is unique about Annie is her developed sense of inquiry that encourages listening to clients through both intuition and sensory input. Annie has given me the confidence to pay attention to what I'm sensing internally while also helping me to sharpen my observation skills. Annie is also an excellent teacher in the true sense of that word. She knows when to allow for people to explore and when to push students to reach deeper for what they can accomplish. I would highly recommend Annie's mentorship program. She will help take your work to the next level."

Bryce Mathern - Feldenkrais Practitioner

"Annie is a talented practitioner and teacher. She has a lot of knowledge and experience in different disciplines which she applies with creativity in her work. She gave me the confidence to be more creative in my work and to get out of my comfort zone in order to grow."

Flaminia Cohen, Feldenkrais Practitioner

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