For over twenty years, Jamien Rose Cvjetnicanin MOT, OTR/L, has been helping people come home to themselves through the process of embodiment. She began training to teach GYROTONIC® movement in 2004 and Pilates in 1999 and continues to study and practice numerous movement forms and somatic techniques. With a Master of Occupational Therapy from UW, B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill in Human Movement Science, certificate in somatic education, corporate wellness clients, years in professional ballet and modern dance, and both personal and professional experience with chronic conditions and injuries, she is effective with many people.
Jamien honors each person's unique priorities and aims to join them through deep listening and attunement. She offers empathic, intuitive and knowledgeable guidance to people with neurological movement disorders, chronic conditions, and other unique needs (ie MS, Parkinsons, brain cancer, stroke, post-polio syndrome, cerebral palsy, blindness, autism, arthritis, more), people who want to age healthily, highly sensitive people, movement teachers, dancers, rehab professionals, and anyone desiring a deep feeling of ease, balance, and meaningful engagement in the things that matter most.
She is currently offering integrative OT health, prevention and wellness services and GYROTONIC® movement training/embodiment mentoring!
Jamien is an auxiliary board member and has volunteered as a service provider for the Plus One Foundation. They offer grants to people with neurological movement disorders to participate in therapeutic activities that are not covered by insurance. Interested individuals may be able to have sessions with Jamien covered. Apply at: www.plusonefoundation.org/grants-overview/.
Career Highlights, Certifications, and Degrees
- Current student in Tensegrity Medicine™ Mentorship with Kelly Clancy, OTR/L.
- Master's of Occupational Therapy (MOT) University of Washington
- GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® certifications and continuing ed since 2004
GYROTONIC® Method: Wingmaster, Level II Format 1, Psoas
Principles, Hands & Feet, Updates, Jumping Stretching Board, Level I
GYROKINESIS® Method: Hands & Feet, Blossoming Lotus format, Level I
- Certificate in Somatic Education (over 400 hours)
Studied and applied principles/techniques from the work of Dr. Candace
Pert, Ida Rolf, Stanley Keleman, Ron Kurtz, Alice Miller, others. Learned to
help people recognize and shift patterns of somatic holding while optimizing
- Co-presenter International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)
Conference: "Integrating sensory awareness into learning dance techniques:
somatic approaches to best practices for preventing dance injuries"
- Editor/contributor to "Concentration 301" (Pathology and Pilates)
- Pilates certifications and continuing education, including: Matwork, Pilates Apparatus,
Standing Pilates, Advanced Matwork
- B.A. UNC-Chapel Hill in Interdisciplinary Studies: Human Movement Science
(combining Dance, Psychology and Exercise Science)
A Sample of Additional Training
Gil Hedley (Fascia); Stanley Keleman ("Emotional Anatomy"); Seattle Center for Structural Medicine (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome); Joe Goode ("The Felt Experience"); Dance/Movement Therapy workshop, Antioch University; Biodynamics for Movement Educators; Fascia Book Club with Kelly Clancy, OT, Northwest School of Structural Therapy; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Dance Career Highlights
Freelance Dancer: Seattle, NYC and NC
Company Dancer: Sarasota Ballet, Ellen Sinopoli Dance Comp, Octavia Cup Dance Thtr
Training: London Studio Centre, Kirov Academy D.C., Limon Institute, ADF, more
Graduate of the high school ballet program at NCSA
Photo by Jennifer Boyle Penney