Sarai Louise Hinkley, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT
I am so grateful to have moved and sweated with some of the most radical and liberating teachers of the post-modern dance world; Sara Shelton Mann, Kim Epifano, Keith Hennessy, Nancy Stark Smith and KJ Holmes.
Exploring the edges of my own balance, fear, strength and stamina in the dance studio also led me to dancing outside with trees and climbing on rocks. I became a wilderness guide, a lover of the elements and a fierce protector of wild things.
Moving my body kept me alive and expressive as I worked as an Outward Bound instructor and as a licensed massage therapist for many years. Dance became my therapy. I loved learning about the body through studying Shiatsu,Thai Bodywork, Cranio-Sacral, Myo-fascial, Deep Tissue Massage as well as studying somatic practices such as contact improvisation, body/mind centering, authentic movement and yoga.
In 2010 I completed my Masters degree in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy in order to bring the healing power of the body and earth to people without easy access to it. Since then I have been leading expressive therapy groups inside and outside classrooms, hospitals, treatment centers, as well as working 1:1 with a variety of people struggling with disconnection between their body, mind and spirit.
My aim is to help clients cultivate a deeper connection to themselves- to their own voice, body, mind, and the unique path they are on. Individual sessions can be a unique fusion of dance/movement therapy, expressive art-making and dialogue. This is not just talk therapy. It is an alternative and complementary approach to mental health treatment and a way to reconnect to the language of the body. If you are longing to become a more present & grounded force of change in the world, I would be honored to meet you.
“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” ~Brene Brown.