Hi, Anne here.
I am a native of Northeast Iowa; growing up on a farm outside of Decorah. I left Iowa after graduation. I am a graduate of The Healing Arts Institute in Ft Collins, CO where I studied massage therapy in 1997-98. I later returned to Iowa. I am a 2006 graduate of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids; where I studied to be a physical therapist assistant.
I started my career as a licensed physical therapist assistant at Taylor Physical Therapy in Waverly. I then worked a couple of years with a contract company in various nursing home facilities in the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area. For the past 7 years, I have worked at Body Basics Physical Therapy in Waterloo. For the past year, I have also been a licensed massage therapist. I left Body Basics. On October 31, 2018, I opened my own business Mindfulness BodyWork LLC in Waverly as a licensed massage therapist.
When working at Body Basics Physical Therapy I found my love of Counterstrain. The Jones Institute is where the Strain Counterstrain concept began. I have grown through continuing education seminars for the past 6 years with Fasical Counterstrain Techniques. I am a student of the Counterstrain Academy. In February of 2019 I received my certification for a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. I studied under Sean Fargo, Mindfulness Exercises. April of 2021 I received my certification as a Breath Coach. I studied with Lucy Foster-Perkins and Rachel Fearnley, The Whole Health Project.
My husband, Mike and I live on a farm just outside of Plainfield. We enjoy spending time on our farm with grandkids, family and friends. I love to play cards with my aunt and uncle. We enjoy attending our nieces and nephews extracurricular activities. We enjoy hosting gatherings and holidays on our farm. Our indoor fur babies are two Shi Tuz boys Skily and Bandit. Izziebelle is our long-haired black cat. On the farm we have 2 pygmy goats Pippi and Penelope, 3 Nigerian Dwarfs goats Alice, Pauline and Florence, Hanna the llama, Levi the pony and a few cattle and outdoor cats.