Susan Hammond is a lifelong healing professional. As a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner, she has helped people find ease in their movement and relief from their back pain. She has helped hundreds of people move, walk and sit more comfortably, including people suffering with debilitating Injuries, strokes, Parkinsons, and MS. She is also certified as a Japanese massage therapist (Amma), and has ten years of medical assisting and management in clinics and medical offices. Her varied background draws from over 30 years of aikido training at Two Rock Aikido Dojo, where she currently teaches and trains and holds the rank of Yondan, 4th degree black belt. She assists Lance Giroux of Allied Ronin in professional Leadership Training programs in the US and China and Chris Thorsen of Quantam Edge. She has assisted at the School of Embodied Leadership with the Strozzi Institute and developed and has lead self defense classes for women and girls.
Using her background in healing and leadership, she is passionate about helping people move with ease and comfort. She guides people to improve their sitting and walking, feel more relaxed, flexible and strong in their bodies and in interactions with others. Her current efforts focus clients on eliminating back pain, increasing flexibility and coordination, and finding efficient, fluid movement.
She lives in Sonoma County with her husband. Her 18 year old daughter is off to college in Canada. She has parented 3 stepchildren who are now adults and has an adorable grandson. She maintains a private practice in Sonoma County, California, teaching Awareness Through Movement® group classes in Sebastopol and Cotati and seeing individuals for private Functional Integration® sessions at her office in Sebastopol.