Supervision sessions for bodyworkers, somatics practitioners, and movement educators. These sessions offer tailored support to individuals or groups around any of these topics:
communicating with the public about your work
building a referral network
addressing challenging injuries and conditions
the skills and dynamics of the therapeutic or educational relationship
ethics and boundaries
musculo-skeletal alignment for bodyworkers
voice and breath work for educators
personal care for longevity
identifying continuing education opportunities to support your goals
weaving social change principles into embodied work
You're welcome to book these as individual sessions to address single questions, or as a package to work on long-term goals.
I've created this new offering because this year I'll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of my therapeutic bodywork practice! During these past two decades I've developed novel techniques that address soft tissue adhesions and joint imbalances. I also work with the nervous system, craniosacral mechanism, and viscera to facilitate lasting changes in people's posture and movement. Additionally, I've been teaching for these past two decades during which I've developed a singular approach to interdisciplinary somatics. I've created new practices around embodied embryology from a non-binary perspective, neuroqueer embodiment, consent culture in contact improvisation, and engaging with scar tissue through a disability justice lens.
After so many years of practice, it is particularly fulfilling and meaningful for me to pass on some of my knowledge to other practitioners. I'm available to supervise fellow embodiment practitioners who are just starting out, those looking to expand their toolkit, or anyone in need of support addressing intractable injuries or interpersonal issues with students and clients. Please reach out if you're interested, and feel free to pass on this information to others who you feel could benefit from this kind of support.
More info about me:
Nicole Bindler, BA, LMT, BMC®, CYT, has toured throughout four continents as a choreographer, performer, and movement educator, and has held a private bodywork practice for 20 years. She offers structural bodywork and somatic movement therapy with an emphasis on injury treatment and prevention through hands-on sessions and guided movement repatterning. She works primarily with muscular tension, skeletal alignment, and fascial tensegrity, but also practices visceral manipulation, joint mobilization, craniosacral therapy, embodied anatomy, and developmental movement. Nicole integrates movement reeducation within hands-on sessions, empowering clients with the skills to find their own pathways to healing.
Nicole received a BA in Dance from Hampshire College (1999). She is a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute (2002) and holds certificates in Embodied Anatomy Yoga (2010), Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga (2013), and Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® (2017) from the School for Body-Mind Centering®. She completed the Lyons Institute Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy courses 1-3 in January 2021, and infuses into her sessions her many years of study and practice in Pilates, Feldenkrais, and other embodied approaches. She is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy, a Member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association and the Body-Mind Centering Association.
She has been on faculty at University of the Arts, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia, and as the Ellen Forman Memorial Award recipient at Drexel University. She has guest lectured at the Sandberg Instituut, University of Roehampton, Goldsmiths University, Cornish College, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Hamline University, Arizona State University, University of Texas, Austin, St Mary’s College of Maryland, Moore College of Art and Design, and Ursinus College. Additionally, she co-produced the Consent Culture in CI Symposium, and has presented at The Future of CI Conference, Body-Mind Centering Association Conferences, International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education, Conney Conference on Jewish Arts, Women in Dance Leadership Conference, Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World Conference, Dance Studies Association Conference, and Bodily Undoing Symposium.
Her writing on dance, somatics, and politics has been published in Critical Correspondence, Contact Quarterly, Emergency Index by Ugly Duckling Presse, Jewish Currents, BMC® Currents, Curate This, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, Somatics Toolkit, American Jewish Studies Perspectives, and thINKingDANCE. Her writing will be included in the forthcoming Embryo Book Project. She is currently working with Celia Weiss Bambara, Kristen Smiarowski, and Ben Spatz on a new book, Jewish Arts and Somatics: Intersectional Practices.
The fees are as follows:
$95: one hour-long session (in-person or online)
$425: five hour-long sessions (in-person or online)
$750: ten hour-long sessions (in-person or online)
$50: shadowing a bodywork session or class with a 30 minute debrief (in-person)
$25: participating in one hour-long group session with at least four participants (in-person, online, or hybrid)
Sliding scale fees are available on a case by case basis. Please inquire if you are unable to pay the full fee.