About Us

Our Practice

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.

 

Our Founders

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.

 

MICHELE MILLER,

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.