Becca Goldstein

I believe in the healing power of embodied movement. My training style embraces the notion that when we are aware of how we move, we can use this knowledge to improve our functioning. Rather than rush clients through exercises and push them through pain, I work with clients to explore their own capacity to reorganize the body and rediscover ease and enjoyment in movement. Once we understand the many ways in which we can move, workouts become efficient, effective, and motivating.
 

I BELIEVE IN THE HEALING POWER OF EMBODIED MOVEMENT. MY TRAINING STYLE EMBRACES THE NOTION THAT WHEN WE ARE AWARE OF HOW WE MOVE, WE CAN USE THIS KNOWLEDGE TO IMPROVE OUR FUNCTIONING.

I enjoy working with clients to restore functional movement patterns (i.e. sit to stand, getting up from the floor and bending over). My clients goals are vast including relieving chronic pain, rehabilitating after an injury (post PT), correcting postural dysfunctions and muscular imbalances, building strength, and finding greater ease in movement. Rather than rush clients through exercises and push them through pain, I work with clients to explore their own capacity to adjust the body and discover ease and enjoyment in movement. Once we understand the many ways in which we can move, workouts become efficient, effective, and motivating.

MY “WHY”

To use movement to deepen our awareness and develop our capacity to better feel and understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

things i like to do

In my free time, you can find me (or maybe not…) at a secret spot in Asheville reading a book against a great mountain view. I enjoy hiking, floating down the river with friends, writing, gardening, and supporting social justice initiatives happening in our community. I rescue and tend to unwanted and neglected houseplants too – – I’m trying to turn my home into a jungle!

EXPERIENCE

As a certified personal trainer, I have worked in various fitness settings and collaborated with physical therapists to work with clients who are healing from pain, injuries, and muscular imbalances. While serving in the Peace Corps, I began to teach and use movement exploration as a tool to open dialogue and build community. I am currently immersed in the Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Program of Baltimore– studying how to improve movement by deepening the connections between the brain and the body.

“Becca has taught me to better understand my body and how it reacts. Now I know tricks to help me keep my spine aligned and ease tension in my back and neck.”

- Cheri A.

“Thanks to Becca, I now have greatly increased hip and shoulder mobility and the chronic pain in my hips and hamstrings are things of the past.  My balance and strength are greatly improved and it’s noticeable in my everyday activities especially in my posture.”
– Cathy S.

“It is nice to experience body awareness that is not pain when working with Becca.”
– Debby G.

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