Kalei Tompkins is a native of Berkshire County. She began dancing as a child, and teaching as a teen. "Movement just kind of fell into my lap, and has always found it's way to me, whether it was dance, yoga, or bodywork". As a teenager dance & Yoga helped her cope with anxiety & disordered eating. As an adult, experiencing trauma & loss, teaching movement classes not only brought joy to her and the community, but helped her heal from within. As she was finding her path in this crazy world, waitressing, nannying, studying Midwifery, and continuing to teach and learn all things movement related, she found a passion for facilitating healing through fascial unwinding. CFT (Gillespie Approach).
Kalei was trained in CFT in North Carolina with the creator, Berry Gillespie himself. This is where she learned the art & science of movement through the fascia and the unwinding process and where it all came together for her. Being a dancer, it made sense not only in her mind, but in her body too. That is when she knew her calling was growing. There is so much power in the body telling its story and with facilitated unwinding the stories come out. Kalei has since taken more courses in bodywork and life coaching to better assist her clients and their healing. The job of the facilitator is to remind clients along the path of healing that the power is within, and they must trust themselves first. You are the expert of your body. you just have to drop in an listen to it's guidance.
Kalei continues to educate herself with self-study, workshops, and courses. Continuing to offer only the best care for her clients. She is CPR Certified, Yoga Certified by the American Fitness Association, a Certified Life Coach by Transformation Academy, a Certified Loss Doula by SBD University, a Movement Instructor ,CFT Facilitator & Owner of Movement Matters Healing Arts.
"It is my mission & passion to hold the space for people to heal from within, educate about the fascia and bring everyone back to their innate wisdom. Our bodies were made to move, and that is where the healing begins. '
Kalei works Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00a-1:00p & Saturdays 7:30a-11:30a
She is the lady behind the scenes, marketing, scheduling & Hold the Momma.
Terri Flynn is a Certified Fitness Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Stott Pilates Instructor and Movement Therapist. Terri has 30 years in the Fitness Industry and is known for her hard work ethic, and compassionate approach to her clients. She has formerly worked at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires for 19 years- training with the best and pushing herself outside of the box when it comes to movement. She earned an award for exceptional customer service while working there. Her mission and passion is to provide clients with proper knowledge of the body and movement. As a movement Therapist, she is able to use movement and the Pilates Reformer to therapeutically help heal the body from the inside out. Terri lives an active life when not working. She spends her time enjoying the sun and all things outdoors. She loves running, and spending time with her grand-daughter and her adult children. She is excited to be apart of Movement Matters Healing Arts and currently works at CMC of the Berkshires, a rehabilitation center. Terri looks forward to helping you in your healing journey and wants to remind you all, “don’t be afraid to be awesome!”
Terri offers Private Reformer sessions and Pilates classes, Mondays 9:30a-5:00p & Fridays 9:30a-1:30p
Stefanie Weber is an action-based dance artist and movement specialist. She began her study in dance and movement as an eager child. A lifelong seeker, Stefanie is always expanding and deepening her knowledge and practice. She has been a certified GYROTONIC® Method trainer since 2006, when she began her private practice assisting others with their movement needs. Stefanie collaborates with her clients to find new and true ways of sustaining, refining, and increasing their athletic ability, liberating their structure and spirit from pain and limiting patterns, bringing awareness to the joy of movement, and restoring the experience of moving as being supported, graceful, and expressive. She often integrates her study and love of somatic arts, restorative movement practice, energy medicine techniques, and experiential anatomy into her sessions. She has been attuned Level I & II in the Usui Shiki Ryoho method of the Reiki natural healing system by Master Jo-Ann Chilton. Stefanie is excited to be a part of the Movement Matters Healing Arts crew in North Adams as a CFT (Craniosacral Fascial Therapy) Facilitator trained in the Gillespie Approach.
Stefanie works Tuesdays 2p-7p
Kaitlyn has been involved in dance for fourteen years before working as a teachers assistant at the Dalton Ballet Studio after graduating high and then becoming a teacher herself. She received an associates degree in early childhood education from Berkshire community college and a bachelor's degree through MCLA for Interdisciplinary studies which is concentrated in sociology psychology and education. She is a certified Hatha yoga instructor, Certified Reiki Practitioner and a certified Thai Yoga Facilitator. Currently she works at the Dalton Ballet Studio and loves to teach kids and adults to express themselves and find comfort in movement.
Kaitlyn teaches all of our Aerial classes on Wednesdays.