About Anne Sotelo
“My work continually evolves. It currently includes the Manual Therapies: Rolfing®, Craniosacral, Visceralvascular, Neuromeningeal Traumawork, Brainwork and Lymphatic Drainage. My favorite Movement Therapies are: Fascial Fitness®, Rolf Movement® Integration, Melt, Pilates, Yoga, PNF and Kinesiotaping.
“Each individual responds to a unique set of modalities, and that can change as the needs change.””
Intensive training at the Barral Institute, Chikly Health Institute, and the Somatic Academy have created a ‘Fascianado’, a lover of Fascia. Treating fascia with state of the art research, brings a missing link in the treatment of recurring musculoskeletal pain, postural distortions and biomechanical dysfunction. After a 7 year apprenticeship with Rolfer Evelyn Lehner, Anne certified in 1997 as a Rolfer® and in Rolfing® Movement. Anne brings a profound understanding of mind/body connections to your “Soma Syntax Method” session.
A former modern ballet soloist, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts. She performed and choreographed for companies in the United States and Europe since 1975 until 1989 when she started to study dance medicine rehabilitation. Her mentors include Jean Claude West (M.S. Motor Learning from Columbia University) and Marika Molnar (Director of Physical Therapy at the NYC Ballet), as well as Evelyn Lehner, Jan Sultan, and Richard Wheeler (Rolfers®). She has studied with Romana Krysanowska, Kathy Grant, Eve Gentry, Mary Anderson and Brenda Kosakov, as well as second generation Pilates teachers.
Anne was the Dance Movement Specialist member of the Shape Magazine Advisory Board, 1992-2005.
Ms. Sotelo’s fitness training has been seen extensively in national and international magazines such as: ALLURE, SELF, SHAPE, and Paris VOGUE. Locally, CITY SPORTS, PARENT Magazine, and LA TIMES Health and Fitness section have featured her innovative work. LOS ANGELES magazine’s January 1998 issue chose Anne as one of the best Pilates teachers in Southern California. Almost 27 years of teaching and professional performance have convinced her that the body must be balanced to achieve it’s full potential.
Anne Sotelo is a member of:
- International Association of Healthcare Practitioners
- Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
- Body Mind Spirit Directory
- Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals