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BS Computer Science & Linguistics, Univ. of Michigan, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais practitioner
Nik is a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and self-described "body nerd". He builds life-sized human skeleton models with realistic ranges of motion as a hobby.
Shoulder and back injuries in college led Nik to believe that his physical activity was to be limited for the rest of his life—until he discovered the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. Never one to do anything halfway, Nik dove into the study of Feldenkrais techniques, applying them to the movement practices he was finally able to take up (aikido, strength training, gymnastics, hand balancing, ground movement, acrobatics, and tango).
Nik lives with autonomic and neuromotor disorders arising from earlier injuries. This led him down a path of learning about sensorimotor issues; he has amassed a vast library of information and data on the topic. This allows him to approach difficult cases with compassion, empathy, and care. “I don't see people with similar problems a lot,” says Nik, “but when I do, I can relate!”
Nik’s advice about sensorimotor learning: “Don't stress about picking up motor skills—the more playful you are about it, the quicker you learn. There are better ways to solve problems than trying to power through them.”
Nik stumbled across The Reembody Method™ website while doing research during his Feldenkrais training, and could tell right away that he had found something valuable. He then attended a workshop with Reembody Method™ founder Kevin Moore, and began applying Reembody techniques to his own movement practices.
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