Practitioners

Denise Berezonsky (CMT Cert.# 30454)
Associate Director— I have been in continuous practice at the Breema Clinic since 1991. I first became a practitioner because I love giving and receiving Breema bodywork. Breema, Self-Breema, and the Nine Principles have had a transformative effect on me, and I wish to help clients discover how much this method can support them in all aspects of their life, including physical health and well-being and in their relationship to themselves and to others. I am particularly interested in working with clients interested in setting simple goals to move towards greater health, balance, and vitality, and teaching them to use the tools I have personally worked with and found effective.

 

Arlie Mischeaux (CMT Cert.# 30450)
Being balanced. Creating​ ​openness. Living a conscious life. That is why I came to Breema over 19 years ago and why I continue offering Breema sessions to others after all these years.
Breema recognizes that we have two aspects, our essential aspect and our relative/temporary aspect, and I am so grateful that Breema works with both, and supports us to raise our level of consciousness!As you discover this for yourself, ​ ​​doors open to new ways of thinking, moving, feeling and experiencing life and all relationships, and to self-healing and self-transformation. I look forward to working with you.

 

Birthe Kaarsholm (CMT Cert.# 30281)
I was a practitioner of movement therapy and other bodywork modalities. Through Breema I learned something completely new that has supported me for the past 12 years.
Instead of trying to figure out what is wrong with the body, I saw that the body, when it is seen in complete acceptance, can find its way to balance. The Breema touch is exactly that. The Breema Principles support me and my clients to come to the present through body-mind connection. This is the foundation through which we can experience harmony with ourselves an with all life.

 

Alexandra Johnson (ML#148633)
I am a Family Physician, and have been a Breema Practitioner and Instructor for over 15 years. I have found Breema's non-judgemental atmosphere to be invaluable in working with any health condition. I am consistently amazed at the effect of Breema Bodywork, Self-Breema exercises, and Nine Principles of Harmony in increasing vitality, addressing acute concerns, and offering new templates for relating to body, mind and feelings. I began working as a practitioner at the Breema Clinic in 2002, and since then have been teaching and offering Breema concurrently with my medical practice in Colorado and internationally. I am very happy to be back in the Bay Area and at the Clinic!

 

Elaine Pendergrast (CMT Cert.# 30704)
A long time ago I heard it said in a Breema class, “Existence supports you.” That statement changed my view of the world and my place in it substantially. Over many years I have verified that statement through my own experience, especially by practicing Breema. Breema and the Nine Principles provide ongoing opportunities to bring ourselves to a more balanced state, which supports physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The simplicity of coming to the body while doing or receiving Breema supports us to become present and connected to a more essential aspect of ourselves. There is a deep sense of connectedness to all that exists and a wish to support that which supports me. I invite clients to receive Breema and to discover in what ways it can support them at any moment in their daily lives.

 

Susan Mankowski (CMT Cert.# 59096)
I have practiced Breema bodywork privately and in clinics since 1996. The Nine Principles of Harmony, which are unique to Breema, offer incredible support on the journey to health and well-being. The nonjudgmental Breema treatment allows for a letting go of tensions in the body, mind, and feelings that often impede the healing process. I enjoy helping people connect to themselves and to being present.