Dove believes we all benefit from a balance of effort and rest. She integrates mindfulness with movement and encourages a deep awareness of the breath in all of her sessions. She is passionate about the integration of mind and body; conscious movement. She guides her students through movements that support the physical body, increases oxygen flow to the brain and carries the body into deep, healing rest. The rest is the most important part in the journey to Dove; one’s willingness to be still and receive is where deep transformation and healing can occur. The body is warm, open and receptive to allow all the benefits of the effort’ing to seep down into the body on a cellular and energetic level during the stillness. Dove always make space for this time at the end of each session so one can restore and renew; coming back to a place of harmony and peace with what is in the now and the strength and willingness to be with whatever that is.
Dove opened Dove’s Bodies, now a Los Angeles institution, more than 38 years ago. With a background combining decades’ worth of studies in fitness, dance, pilates, martial arts, primal movement, yoga, pranayama, energy healing, intuitive clearing, mindful living, organic eating and meditation, Dove is sought out for her unique, intuitive, somatic approach to fitness, health, wellness and conscious living. Whether working in a group or one-on-one setting, Dove personally guides her clients on their own unique path to wellness, wholeness, and the full integration of mind, body and spirit.
In addition to Dove’s signature group class, Dove’s private training and wholistic wellness services are ideal for those individuals seeking a radically direct and efficient approach toward a healthy, mindful, and vibrant lifestyle.
Dove chose to deepen her yogic studies by completing her 200-hour Rising Lotus Yoga Teaching Training with Claire Hartley and Daniel Stewart, with an apprenticeship in Gentle & Therapeutics with Ann Braden. She specializes in helping those experiencing trauma, grief, and coping with personal matters that can arise at any stage in our lives. She also has committed herself to supporting her clients through hormonal shifts, perimenopause as well as menopause, along with many other health concerns. She works along side numerous holistic healers and medical doctors who all resonate in the same consciousness of how to tend to our bodies. Dove also offers Hatha, Iyengar, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy, Gentle and Therapeutics Yoga as well as customized programs for each client.
Dove is a continual student of life and is constantly joining other like minded practitioners to carry her studies further. She has apprenticed with energy healers, somatic healers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, integrative medicine doctors, as well as endocrinologists, general practitioners, and shamans. Her most recent training has been to dive into the cold with Wim Hof and get back to her roots on the earth with primal movement therapy.
Dove’s passion for living an organic lifestyle pours over into every aspect of her life; how she shops, cooks, eats, gardens, moves and plays. Everything Dove does is authentic to who she is. Get to know her and see how a connection with Dove in your life can bring you more joy, connection with life and deepen your relationship with your true self.
‘I love what I do. I am blessed to do what I do everyday. I am grateful for every opportunity to support my clients on their journey of wellness and self-care. I wish you well and may you flourish in health, movement and stillness; mindfully.’ ~Dove