LIFE Movement Faculty
Dan Leven, MPC, RSMT
Dan is Founder and Director of LIFE Movement, Leven Institute for Expressive Movement. Drawing from 40 years of experience, Dan created integrative approaches to body-mind healing and wellness: Shake Your Soul® and SomaSoul®: Somatic Therapy. As a former professional dancer and Program Director at the Kripalu Center where he co-founded Kripalu Danskinetics™ (now Kripalu YogaDance), Dan has led numerous workshops and professional certification trainings at the Omega Institute and Kripalu. Dan holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and is a faculty member of Hartford Family Institute’s Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Program, training psychotherapists and healers in this work.
Heather Bilotta, BFA, RSMT
Heather Bilotta, RSMT, is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, SomaSoul® practitioner, Shake Your Soul® instructor, Kripalu YogaDance® teacher, Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member. Heather is a passionate believer in the healing power of self-expression and the importance of connection to community. Her private sessions, classes, and workshops are infused with heart, humor, and compassion, www.heatherbe.com
Sage Brody, MPC, RSMT
Sage is a dynamic and inspirational dance teacher and movement therapist. After weathering the financial crisis, she chose to leave behind her stressful career as an investment banking executive in order to share her passion for dance with others. Sage is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist , Certified Shake Your Soul® Teacher, and SomaSoul®: Somatic Therapist, and holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling. She shares her unique style of dance in classes at Kripalu and elsewhere. Sage is the Administrative Director of and a faculty member for Shake Your Soul and SomaSoul training programs and has a private practice in Lee, MA. She is continuing her studies at the Hartford Family Institute in their professional training program in Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy and Subtle Energy Healing.
Jayne Dean, LMFT, RSMT
Jayne Dean is a teacher/guide/mentor and life-long student with a deep, abiding commitment to healing and transformation through somatic psychology and movement. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Jayne is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor, a Shake Your Soul dance instructor, a Unnata® certified aerial yoga instructor (Level 1 & 2), and a trained Spiritual Director. For more information about Jayne visit: ctaerialyoga.com or westhartfordcounselingcenter.com or email her at email@example.com
Odelia Shargian combines her love of movement and yoga with a deep-seated belief in the healing power of music, dance and movement. She is a certified Shake Your Soul instructor and teacher trainer. Odelia is also a SomaSoul practitioner and a certified Structural Yoga teacher. For more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 201-569-7872