Isabel’s movement class is based on her history of Gaga, Feldenkrais, Craniosacral Therapy, and Physical Therapy. Isabel incorporates free movement and codified exercises led by her verbal cues and, since she is also moving continuously through the class, visual cues. The class focuses on developing and heightening the awareness and clarity of physical sensations, movement patterns, skeletal alignment, and energetic movement through the physical body and the surrounding space. This provides healthy preparation for the movers’ physical bodies, injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as creative tools and creative impulses for everyone. This class is for athletes, dancers, office workers, people who've never danced, and anyone else. Anyone can participate, and Isabel can lead a mixed level class that is fulfilling for all.

A private movement education session is an excellent way to bring awareness, harmony, and balance to the body. Isabel uses her knowledge and sensitivity to meet each client where they are, and finely attunes her attention to their needs. Please contact for information

COVID-19 has inspired me to teach open and donation based classes online. Currently, I am teaching through Embodied Activism, my initiative to host workshops and classes and raise money for local activist organizations.


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If you're curious about Isabel's background, please check out these links!

                                                  I was in a company for two years where we practiced this movement language developed by Ohad Saharan. I continue to practice in NYC and have gone to Naharin’s company several times.


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy- certified therapist through  


I took weekly open                                    classes as well as private sessions for years in NYC 

"Sensing the body from inside out, feeling the support of the ground
align... connect foot to shoulder to hip to finger... I zoned in to a moving meditation guided by clear and evocative instructions from Isabel." 
-Angela Morris

"I'm hopelessly out of touch with my body. Inflexible, uncoordinated and lacking grace. And I'm very self conscious about dancing or expressing myself physically. Isabel threw all of that out the window and got me out of my head and into my body. I moved in ways I'd never moved before and when I left the class I could feel my whole body humming."

-Ben Cohen

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