Hi, Anne here.
I am a native of Northeast Iowa; growing up on a farm outside of Decorah. I left Iowa after high school graduation in 1990. I moved to Ft. Collins, CO where I graduated from The Healing Arts Institute where I studied Massage Therapy in 1997-98. I later returned to Iowa. I'm 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 with Bill Taylor. I worked at Body Basics Physical Therapy in Waterloo with Kim Reiter.
On October 31, 2018 I opened my own business Mindfulness BodyWork LLC in Waverly as a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Fascial Counterstrain.
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 since 2011 with Fasical Counterstrain Techniques. In November of 2017 I received my License for Massage Therapy in the state of Iowa. February of 2019 I received my certification for a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. I studied under Sean Fargo, Mindfulness Exercises. I have been a member of the Counterstrain Academy since 2018. April of 2021 I received my certification as a Breath Coach. I studied with Lucy Foster-Perkins and Rachel Fearnley, The Whole Health Project. May of 2021 I received my certification for completion in the Breath Mastery Fundamentals Course; O2 Collective with Dan Brule. June of 2023 I received my Quantum Biology coaching certification from the Quantum Biology Collective.
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. We enjoy hosting gatherings and holidays on our farm. Our indoor fur babies are Mary Sunshine our cat and Jake our black lab. On the farm we have 2 Nigerian Dwarfs goats Alice and Pauline, Hanna the llama, Levi the pony and a few cattle and outdoor cats.