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Alexander Technique & Private Sessions


Chi-gong & Embodied Anatomy

Balls & Soft Rolling

Restorative Movement & Dance

Interview with Kristin Maxwell - Is Posture the New Super Power?

Movement, Balance, Integration...


Movement can be expressed outwardly and inwardly in a myriad of ways. From the power of sport or dance to the subtlies of breathing and minute cellular action, the language of movement is vast and varied.


Balance is dynamic, ever changing and informing. I like to think of balance as a kind of “sixth sense” that informs our actions, our rest and our play.


Integration is intelligence and connectivity, a system that supports the whole structure. Integration provides a stable dynamic home that gives us the foundation for growth and fulfillment.


The experience of embodiment is a potent way to bring consciousness into the journey of our lives, and I offer a unique approach to the ebb and flow process that heals and balances.


Rita Rivera is a true master of her craft. I started working with her to address my chronic pain and low moods. After 6 months of regular private sessions, my pain was gone and my depression lifted significantly. I recently completed a 175 mile hike without any major pain - something I would never have attempted a year ago. Rita coached me on shifting my mindset through chi-gong and honing my sensitivity as opposed to repressing it. 


A lot of the work I did with Rita was hands on, Alexander technique style exercises and adjustments somewhat similar to a massage but with an overriding focus on fluidity and softness. I moved on to learn private dance with Rita and again, she helped me to integrate fluidity into my movements and everyday life. She is professional, intuitive and incredibly talented at what she does. I highly recommend working with her.

Liz, Santa Cruz


Rita has been my Alexander Technique and Melt healer for a few years, now.  I am 63 and in a profession that puts a lot of stress on my spine and neck. Add to that the stress on joints from dancing and working out.


Rita's training in-person and online has resolved so many pain and stiffness issues and trained me to move in a way that enhances rather than harms bones and joints. 

She is expert at explaining and directing people on how to move, dance and thrive.

C.B., Santa Cruz


Rita Rivera is a truly gifted and amazing teacher and healer. She brings a wealth of knowledge as a dancer, teacher, and healer to my sessions and classes, which incorporate Melt, Alexander Technique, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy.


I honestly credit Rita for keeping me active and strong in all my activities. My body feels better than I have felt in much younger years and I am so grateful to Rita for restoring and enhancing both body and mind. I highly recommend sessions and/or classes.

Leslie, Santa Cruz

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