When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
What will it take to actually enjoy each step along the way, even the fumbling, awkward ones?
I love to dance, to move, to create. I've found the greatest freedom of movement and creativity through healing old patterns, traumas and pain. Through healing not only my physical body, as you might think is critical for dancing, but also working with the emotional, mental and Spiritual aspects - a holistic approach to healing.
I've realized through my training that we all have trauma. Growing up, I didn't realize how I was affected by my parents divorce - I thought I was fine, unfazed by it. It wasn't until I understood the nervous system that the tears started flowing. At age 8, my nervous system was in a freeze state, unable to feel. It was a natural, intelligent protective response. In relationships throughout my life, my partners would tell me that they didn't know what was happening for me. I wasn't very expressive, and it took me a while to understand what I was feeling. I was numb, and unaware how to thaw. It's like I was hiding behind a frosted glass window. I considered myself to be "simple" and I was grateful for my easy, pleasant life. Except for my lack of connection in relationships. That was the hardest thing.
Finally, in my Biodynamic training, it felt as if someone punched a hole through that frosted glass, revealing a bright, colorful world. Since then, I've continued to clear and open that window, stepping in to an ever-brightening, beautiful world. My self-awareness continues to deepen, allowing me to recognize and process emotions with ease. Trust in myself is increasing, which allows me to trust others more. My relationships with family, friends and partners has deepened. I've learned how to self-regulate when I feel anxious or tired, how to recognize when I'm empathizing with someone else's pain, and how to deal with that. My nervous system has a broader capacity for a wide range of experiences, which allows me to be more present. These days, connection with others comes with more ease and joy.
My Training & Assistantships
Assisting Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, John and Anna Chitty, October 2018 - July 2020
Trainings De-Armoring, January 2019, Aaron Michael and Alicia Patterson
Releasing armoring (tension) through breathwork, movement, toning and touch, including self-contact and working with others. Emphasis on neck, heart, abdomen and pelvis.
Courting Your Medicine and Courting Soul Tribe, June 2018 - May 2019, Sweigh Spilkin & Katie Asmus
A deep-dive into ceremonial arts and healing, discovering our unique soul paths and unearthing our medicine for the world
Access Consciousness, November - December 2017, Katherine McIntosh
16 hours of training in Access Bars and intuitive energy healing
Polarity Life Coaching, April 2016 - January 2017, Colorado School of Energy Studies
135 hours of training in Somatic Coaching with Anna Chitty
Included training in Somatic Experiencing, Polarity Two-chair, mindfulness and awareness practices
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, September 2014 - May 2016, Colorado School of Energy Studies
728 hours of training with John and Anna Chitty
28 hours training in working with babies
Focus on nervous system regulation and a deep listening to the body for optimal healing
Shakti Spirit Weaving Apprenticeship, May 2016 - July 2016, Naomi Love, Wise Womb Medicine Path
80 hours of training in earth-centered healing, personal development and healing the divine feminine
Focus on breast and womb massage to heal trauma, pain, infertility, and increase pleasure and safety
Included self-care practices, tantra and Taoist energy work
Massage Therapy, April 2012 - May 2013, Boulder College of Massage Therapy
1,127 hours including these modalities:
Intuitive & Integrative bodywork
Influences through Receiving I am often receiving sessions from various practitioners - out of curiosity, a desire to heal myself, to educate myself about other modalities, and to improve my skills as a practitioner. Though there are some techniques that I'm not certified or able to bring in to my practice, these sessions may influence my work. If you're curious to try any of them yourself, I'm happy give you referrals to other practitioners.
Those who benefit the most in working with me are people who...
Are connected to their energy body, their subtle body.
Know there is more to healing physical pain than simply pressing on the part that hurts.
Have the capacity to be with something that feels uncomfortable.
Are willing to allow their emotions to come out, to flow, to be seen, to change.
Want to live the best version of themselves, for the sake of their own individual happiness as well as the benefit of all beings.
Among the many people who've benefited from working with me are:
Those who live in their minds and seek deeper embodiment
People healing old trauma and chronic pain
People who want more space and ease in their lives
People opening up to their fullest expression and stepping in to their true purpose
Marathon and Iron Man athletes
Here's what some of them have to say: Take a look at the MassageBook link below for more reviews.
"I really appreciated my session with Erin! I felt deep care, compassion, and communication come through from her. I was able to go deeper into my internal world and navigate my subtle body more easily with her guidance and help. I also love how I feel more equipped with new tools in my toolkit for my own personal practice! Highly recommended!" ~ Tom Bassett
"I have received body work from Erin Casey and appreciate her holistic, whole body approach. After each time, I have left feeling lighter, happier, more free, and more in my body. Recently, Erin spent time de armoring my neck and abdomen. It is as if Erin can feel where my body needs her to focus without me saying a word, though she does welcome me to share what I’m feeling, thinking, needing. I enjoyed her invitation to breath into the areas that were tender and also being given the opportunity to be quiet and feel. I had past memories resurface when she was engaged in a few specific spots. I find it challenging to adequately describe Erin’s energy, skills, and, attunement and feel it best to experience her first hand. Her in depth training and experience with many modalities, as well as her abundant tool box, are powerful and have me continue to come back." ~ Lisa Coppola, RN, CHC
"I went to Erin looking to soothe a jangled nervous system. I wasn’t sure exactly what I needed, but she skillfully guided me to figure that out. She offered lots of great options and openings for my feedback, so I ended up with exactly what I needed. I left feeling unusually cozy and at peace. Erin created a wonderful experience of feeling safe and well attended to at a physically vulnerable time." ~ Anonymous
"I recently sought out Erin Casey to access more personal resources to attract more clientele. She held the space for me in a fun and insightful way. She took the time to find out why I was there and which techniques would be best for me. She chose role playing with 2 chairs. It was a beautiful way to gain access into my intuition. She also did some cranial sacral to integrate the talk part into body awareness. I highly recommend Erin for her coaching!" ~ Zoe
"Erin has an extraordinarily calm presence. Her massage technique feels both physical and emotional. Beyond just loosening up tense muscles, Erin brings something deeper to the table that both my fiancee and I could only describe as the feeling of being cared for. Plus she calmed my spasming lower back better than any therapist ever has. I will recommend her to everyone I know." ~ Rob
"I've been receiving care from Erin for several months. I've received 100's of massage in my life, and find Erin offers a quality of touch that is uniquely nurturing and so lovely. I feel so met and held by her caring and attentive presence. I really appreciate her depth of expertise from anatomical knowledge to energy healing, and across diverse modalities. Overall, her gentle care provides me comprehensive support for body, mind, and spirit that helps me on my path of healing, growth, and self development. I'm so grateful for her." ~ Eros
"Erin has fantastic technique and I am very happy that I found her. After a slip/fall on the ice left me with a splitting headache and shoulder pain, she was able to get me fixed up in just one session. Her rates are reasonable and her massage room is very relaxing. I look forward to seeing her again soon!" ~ Melissa
"I've had several massages from Erin and I've never been disappointed! She is an amazing massage therapist with an intuitive body knowledge which allows her to always gauge exactly what my body needs - even when I don't know myself! She also has a very calm and relaxing presence which sets the perfect tone for a massage. I prefer quiet to talking during massages for the most part, and she has always respected that. Plus, when I was working through some chronic pain in my shoulders from working at a computer all day, she took the time after the massage to give me stretches and exercises (without making me feel guilty for my bad posture!)" ~ Alex
"Loved it! The massage was super relaxing.....even though I had just met her, she was so calm and easy to be with that I felt comfortable from the start. The massage was wonderful - I will definitely go back when I get the chance and will give her number to my friends in Boulder." ~Varuni