KRothacher-5About Katherine:

With a variety of fitness and nutrition credentials, I bring both academic and physical and emotional awareness to help my clients meet their movement goals. I believe in creating and maintaining a safe and supportive positive learning rich environment for clients to facilitate their learning and involvement.

In addition, after a recent full knee replacement, my understanding of the healing process and mindful therapy has deepened immensely. I’ve learned more about repatterning the nervous system and observed my own muscle system and its tendencies in working through a flight-fight response. I’ve had to calm and re-organize my own movement patterns in activities that I took for granted before, like walking!

I start with Feldenkrais as it informs all the other modalities I use with my clients.

I meet you where you are. We start with a conversation and I listen, sense and intuit. I bring a teaching mindset and no judgement. I’ll listen to you as you articulate your goals. For some clients, that might mean standing in their feet that day, for others, it might be playing a musical instrument without pain and for some children it might mean being able to self-regulate more effectively.

Once we have an idea of where you want to go, I observe and support and help you build the scaffolding you need to get there.  I help your body learn and know the possibility of something other than pain, restriction or challenge. We might use water exercises, pilates, yoga, strength and conditioning, and traditional Feldenkrais to help you on your journey. I work with clients in or out of a gym setting depending on their needs.

Call me at 510.926-2849 or email me at: katherinerothacher@gmail.com. to see if I’m a good fit to help you to reach your movement goals.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. in Exercise Science and Nutrition, Minor Dance, Cal State Hayward
  • Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Semio Physics, Marin, CA
  • ACE Group Exercise Instructor and ACE Personal Trainer
  • Red Cross CPR with AED and Standard First Aid Training Certification
  • APPHARD Aquatic Exercise and Swim Instructor