Amy Tompkins GCFP
As a lifelong horsewoman and animal lover, I have always been interested in ways to help improve the quality of life of my animal partners. I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method by a dear friend and Feldenkrais practitioner that was working with the horses and riders at the dressage barn where I kept my horse. I experienced firsthand how this gentle yet powerful work could improve freedom of movement, lessen pain and tension, ease recovery from injury, and increase self-awareness, athletic ability, and a sense of well-being in equines and humans alike, myself included.
I was so inspired I became certified to do this work with animals in 2000, and also trained to become a reiki master-teacher in 2005 – 2006. Finally, in 2009, I left a 24-year career in feature film post production (picture and visual effects editing) to pursue my passion for the healing arts, and joined the 4-year Feldenkrais professional training program at the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego.
I am now living my dream career. I enjoy helping a wide variety of clients (human and animal) with concerns ranging from arthritis, anxiety, or injury to MS and fibromyalgia. I never tire of seeing how the Feldenkrais Method can help anyone to release old holding patterns and habits, and discover healthier ways of moving and thinking. I’m excited to join the incredibly talented team at the Center For Physical Health!