The Power of Integrative Therapies
In our practice we use acupuncture, tuina/massage, Integrated Movement (Pilates-based), postural and function assessment tools and tai chi to ease pain, move stagnation (physical and/or emotional) and strengthen your core both energetically and physically correcting negative movement patterns to free yourself into positive transformation. Halfmoon helps all body types, from professional dancers to rehabilitation clients, from the couch potato, weekend warrior or sports enthusiast to the professional athlete, achieve balanced bodies, fluid movement patterns, and a superior level of fitness. We work with you one-on-one in a warm, welcoming and supportive environment. When its possible to combine our work, we have found the combination of acupuncture and soft tissue work, followed by an Integrated Movement session together to be a powerful means to deep change in the body that can happen much more quickly than either one alone. Acupuncture can release painful, uncomfortable holding patterns, improve overall health and wellness, allowing the body the opportunity to create new, healthier patterns. By following an acupuncture session with Integrated Movement, you can begin the re-education of the muscles when they are in a very receptive state. Releasing your holding patterns allows your body to move in a more connected, intelligent way, creating new muscle memory.
HEATHER COYLE, LAc, CSMA
FOUNDER, LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST, SPORTS MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE® CERTIFIED
Heather Coyle graduated in 1999 from Bastyr University with a Master’s of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She began her studies of the body in 1991 at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA and spent four years as a licensed massage practitioner. Heather was interested in expanding her knowledge base and scope of practice, and matriculated at Bastyr University. Since receiving her acupuncture degree, Heather has continued her studies by attending many workshops and seminars, and over the years has developed her own personal approach to her acupuncture work. In 2010 she completed a year-long certification program utilizing acupuncture to treat Sports Medicine related conditions. By incorporating the teachings of eastern Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with a western, sports medicine approach, she has developed a unique, hands on, palpation-based treatment style.
In her free time, Heather trains in several styles of martial arts including Northern Shaolin kung fu and Koo’s Style Tai Chi with Sifu Cheung Yui Shing in Hong Kong; Wudang Tai Chi at the International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy; and Chen Tai Chi with Sifu Derryl Willis. Heather holds a first degree black belt in Kajukenbo Kung Fu and Chung Moo Doe.
FOUNDER, INTEGRATED MOVEMENT INSTRUCTOR
Michele moved to Seattle to join the Pat Graney Company in 1992 and founded Velocity Dance Center with KT Niehoff in 1996. She co-founded the d9 Dance Collective and performed with the LeGendre Performance Group in Seattle. She is currently an Associate Professor at Cornish College of the Arts, teaches Pilates-based Integrated Movement and Northern Shaolin Kung fu and Koo’s Style Tai Chi at Seattle Sil Lum. She trains in several styles of martial arts including Chen Tai Chi with Sifu Derryl Willis, and Wudang Tai Chi at The International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy. She is a student of Koo’s Style Tai Chi and Northern Shaolin with Sifu Cheung Yui Shing in Hong Kong. She was the Artist In Residence at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and taught at Bates Dance Festival, Guangdong Dance Festival, and throughout the US. Michele holds a fourth degree black belt in Kajukenbo Kung Fu and won the Junior Division championship in Tai Chi at the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Competition in 2005.
Michele’s practice of Pilates began in NYC with her training at the Pilates Studio under Cary Regan, Phoebe Higgins and Romana Kryzanowska. She continued training with Cary Regan after the studio folded and became an instructor under her tutelage. She has since deepened her knowledge of form, function, anatomy and re-patternization through extensive self practice, continuing education, and the training and coaching of other instructors.
Michele’s strength and focus is injury rehabilitation, reformation of patterns of movement, and helping clients to gain energy, ease and vitality in their movement lives no matter their age or experience.