Teri Carter is a Holistic Health and Fitness Specialist. She is an Authorized Continuum teacher practicing Mindful Movement and Healing Arts for over 30 years. She has delved into the complexities of Continuum, with founder Emilie Conrad, since 1998.
Teri has taken her decades of practice, research and study of anatomical science and alternative therapies to develop her unique process. Drawing on cutting-edge science, somatic movement, fitness training, proven body-work therapy practices and life coaching methods Teri created the EMBODIED LIFE SYSTEM (www.embodiedlife.net). She has a private practice mentoring individuals in-person and by phone/skype. Teri leads group workshops in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Teri lives in Los Angeles and is the Founder and Director of Intention Dance Theatre, SOMA Fest (Somatic Movement Arts Festival), the Somatic Movement Arts certification training program, and Inhabiting the World of Horses (Equine somatics). She is on the Board of Directors for ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association) and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices.
Teri has been certified as a Body-Mind Centering Practitioner, a Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist with ISMETA, a Tai Chi/Chi Gung Instructor with Energy Arts, a Fitness Trainer with WITS, a Life Coach with the Life Purpose Institute, Animal Communication and Body Balancing with the Gurney Institute, and she holds a B.F.A. and Masters in Dance.
She is a nationally certified Massage Therapist with NCBTMB, a Teaching Assistant for Cranial Sacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute. Her in depth studies include Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Reiki, Taoist Meditation and Internal Martial Arts, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Authentic Movement, and Contact Improvisation.
Formerly in NYC, Teri founded and directed Mobility Junction Dance Company of mixed physical ability artists. Teri has studied with legends in Somatic Movement Arts, Therapeutic Bodywork, and she has danced and performed with many of the world's innovators in Post-Modern Dance and Contact Improvisation.
Teri's teaching and healing approach engages in deep presence and versatility through conscious embodiment. She resonates with the metaphors and motifs of cellular consciousness, the fluid-wave-motion of water, and the universality of movement informed by species inclusivity. The Movement of Life informs her process.