Rachael R. Resch

  • nia-ashland@jeffnet.org
  • 541-488-1192

My Credentials

  • BA Religion and Dance: Oberlin Colllege MS Physical Therapy: Pacific University

Rachael R. Resch

Nia Teacher Trainer
Ashland, OR, United States

My philosophy is the body is sacred.  My life purpose is rockin’ for The Holy.

I discovered Nia in 1995 when I was disabled with asthma.  Nia helped me heal by teaching me how to listen to my body and distinguish between healthy and unhealthy sensations in my lungs.  As a result of becoming body literate, I am now medication-free. 

I’ve been teaching Nia since 1999 and leading Nia White Belt trainings since 2011.  My new training, The Body’s Way: The Art of Nested Systems, co-created with Nia founder Debbie Rosas, is about sensing the sacredness of your anatomy and becoming a body literate. 

I love witnessing the transformation Nia brings to people’s bodies and lives and hope you’ll join me in Nia classes or a training soon.  Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions.

 

Rachael R. Resch, MS PT/LMT, is a Nia Black Belt, Nia Training Faculty and holistic physical therapist with over 30 years' experience in movement and health education.

Rachael's Nia trainings offer a unique combination of scientific and somatic inquiry, blending wisdom traditions of science, poetry, world religions, energetics and the arts in exploration of the human body in motion for the purpose of living well and dying well in a body.

Rachael used Nia to help heal herself from years of severe asthma. She attended her first White Belt training as a PT in 1999 with Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas, lugging her portable nebulizer to every session. As a result of becoming body literate, she is now medication-free.

A third generation typographer and former professional dancer, she holds a BA in religion and dance from Oberlin College, a master of science from Pacific University and a green belt in Shotokan Karate. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy in Ashland, OR.

Since 1978, Rachael has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts, including Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Michael Meade, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt"l), Martín Prechtel, Stephen Victor, and Paul and Patty Richards.

Rachael lives in southern Oregon with her husband, author Richard Seidman.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Available for DCs, PTs, OTs and LMTs:

The Nia White Belt Intensive with Rachael R. Resch, MSPT/LMT, meets the requirements for 50 hours of continuing education and The Body's Way Training with Rachael R. Resch, MSPT/LMT, meets the requirements for 18 hours of continuing education for chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists and massage therapists in the state of Oregon and for PTs in the state of Washington. CEUs may be applicable to other practitioners and other states – check with your licensing board.  According to Oregon and Washington regulations, healthcare continuing education must be offered by a licensed health care provider. 

Please let Rachael know before the training begins if you would like to receive continuing education credit. Thanks!

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"I am always looking for ways to experience my physicality that are fun, therapeutic and soulful. I love the way Rachael's teaching style embodies all three of these. She is masterful in what she does." - Mary Gorman, PT

"Rachael knows how to respect each person's rhythms and limits, and, at the same time, how to inspire just a little more: a little more movement, freedom, expression, joy." - Deborah Gordon, MD

"In 25 years of medical practice, I've witnessed many health-related fads come and go, but none is like Nia. Nia has staying power because it is based on the body's way of moving. Nia epitomizes the 21st century healthcare paradigm that is changing our focus from treating illness to giving people tools to improve their own health and well-being." - Maureen Small, MD, Nia Black Belt/ Nia Trainer

"The Nia White Belt has enhanced my effectiveness as a physical therapist. Not only do I move and experience life differently, my patients do as well. The benefits are immeasurable." - LaSheryl Olsen, PT, Nia Black Belt

“As a chiropractor, the principles of the Nia White Belt improved my skills in assessing postural distortions and movement patterns, and developed my own body awareness by leaps and bounds.” - Barbara L. Jennings, DC, Nia Blue Belt

"Now is the time to add a fitness program to your practice. We have an immense opportunity to make a difference in the health and wellness of the communities we serve by educating them and prescribing fitness." - APTA, Impact, January 2012

"As an occupational therapist, I use the principles of Nia every day in my practice. The Nia White Belt gave me confidence, a deeper connection with my body and a passion to share the Joy of Movement with my patients." - Peyton Moore, OT, Nia White Belt

 

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My Locations

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Agile Healing Arts
842 A Street, Ashland, OR, US
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Beautiful Mountain Oasis
20 minutes from downtown , Ashland, OR, US
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Blue Heron Ranch Moving Arts Studio
25025 NE 8th Street, Sammamish, WA, US
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Dancing Lotus Center
40 N Last Chance Gulch Road, Helena, MT, US
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Garden Way Ranch
924 Garden Way, Ashland, OR, US
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Havurah Shir Hadash
185 North Mountain Avenue, Ashland, OR, US
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Hidden Springs Wellness Center
1651 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR, United States
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Jackons Lane
269a Archway Road, London, UK
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Schneider Museum of Art
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR, US
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StudioNia
918 SW Yamhill, Portland, OR, US
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StudioNia Santa Fe
851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, US
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The DanceSpace
280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US
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My Nia Classes

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Tuesday 9:30am - 10:45am The DanceSpace
280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US
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Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:45pm The DanceSpace
280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US
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Thursday 9:30am - 10:45am The DanceSpace
280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US
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Saturday 9:30am - 10:45am The DanceSpace
280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US
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My Trainings

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The Body's Way Training 09/05/2014 - 4:30pm StudioNia Santa Fe
851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, US
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Nia White Belt Training 12/04/2014 - 7:30am Agile Healing Arts
842 A Street, Ashland, OR, US
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My Events

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Cosmology for the Embodied Human: An Introduction to The Body's Way 09/05/2014 - 7:30pm StudioNia Santa Fe
851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, US
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Dynamic Ease: Principle of Least Action 09/06/2014 - 5:30pm StudioNia Santa Fe
851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, US
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The Body's Way Revealed: Re-Inhabiting Your Animal Body 09/07/2014 - 5:30pm StudioNia Santa Fe
851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, US
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