About Anne Sotelo
“My work continues to evolve and currently includes Manual Therapies: Rolfing®, Craniosacral, Visceral, Neuromeningeal, Lymphatic Drainage; Movement Therapies: Rolf Movement® Integration, Sensorimotor training, Pilates, Yoga, PNF, Gait training, and Kinesiotaping.
A Soma Syntax session is a blend of what an individual client responds to. The goal is reduced pain, a more efficient use of the muscles, that allows the body to conserve energy, and a more refined pattern of movement. “Each individual responds to a unique set of modalities, and that can change as the needs change.”"
Sessions benefit young and old, pregnant or post partum, weekend or professional athletes, professional business people.
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” workout.
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 is the Dance Movement Specialist member of the Shape Magazine Advisory Board, since 1992.
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