Breath + Gravity Studio

NE Portland near MLK & Killingsworth

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Portland, Oregon 97211

Schedule a session

Tel: 512.968.7577


MVA's accepted here


I value all of my clients and miss each of you.  At this time, I am still not open for business.  I am closely watching the data from the CDC , but,  since my studio is in my home, I do not feel comfortable opening, yet.  Thank you for your understanding.  You are on my mind and in my heart.  Yours in wellness, Dawn

Education / Training / Influences

Massage Programs:

  • East West College of the Healing Arts / Portland, Oregon:  Completed studies in Massage Therapy including specialty training in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Tuina Chinese Medical Massage (including Gua Sha).  Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Oregon

  • The Lauterstein Conway Massage School / Austin, Texas:  Studies in Massage Therapy including Swedish Massage, Anatomy, and Physiology.


Massage & Bodywork Continuing Education:

  • Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® : Self-Care Training

  • Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® : Professional Care Training

  • Upledger Cranial Sacral Therapy Level 1 and Level 2 Training

  • Subtle Hands-On Cranial Sacral Training with Carol Gray

  • Cranial Sacral for Infants training with Carol Gray

  • Cranial Sacral Training with Cyr Zeeberg-Foote, Portland

  • Bodywork for the Childbearing Year® Certification with Kate Jordan:  an advanced certification in massage techniques focusing on wellness and recovery for women in the prenatal, birth, and postnatal stages of life.

  • Chi Nei Tsang:  Chinese Abdominal Massage 

  • Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage


Yoga + Movement Training:

  • MovNat Natural Movement Trainer Level 1 Certification

  • EveryBody Biomechanics year-long program with Katy Bowman

  • Continued studies in alignment-based yoga practices and philosophy with:  Christina Sell, Noah Maze, Darren Rhodes, Desiree Rumbaugh, John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Shiva Rea, Christopher Tompkins, Douglas Brooks, Alison Alstrom, and Guru Charan Sing

  • Christina Sell / School of Yoga / San Marcos & Austin, Texas.  102-hour Anusara Yoga Immersion and 70+ hours Anusara Yoga and Alignment-based Teacher Training

  • OmMama, Inc. / Austin, Texas.  Prenatal/PostnatalYoga Certification with Leslie Lytle

  • Yoga Yoga / Austin, Texas.  200-hour Registered-Teacher Certification Training in Kundalini and Hatha 


Resources + Influences:

These are all leading-edge voices in the world of movement, body mechanics, biotensegrity, birth and recovery,  and various somatic therapies.  I am curently immersing myself in the fascinating worlds of these professionals for my own curiosity and the benefit of my clients.  I study the works of these experts via online courses, dvd's,  and books  to incorporate into my practice and stay abreast of the latest advancements in science and research in regards to  manual and movement practices.  I recommend the works of these people highly for your own self-inquiry.


  • Katy Bowman:  Biomechanist encouraging people to get out of the tank and move their bodies.

  • Thomas Meyers:  Anatomy Trains and Structural Integration, a new look at anatomy from the perspective of the connective fascial tissue.

  • Gil Hedley:  Integral Anatomist developing educational programming and resources for hands-on practitioners of somatic education. 

  • F. Matthias Alexander:  The Alexander Technique for whole body alignment

  • Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen:  Mind-Body Centering

  • Emily Conrad:  The Continuum Concept, Energy medicine in the arena of movement therapeutics and human performance.

  • Esther Gokhle:  The Gokhle Method of healthy posture and movement

  • Moshe Feldenkrais:  The Feldenkrais Method®, uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve enhance human functioning. 

  • MovNat:  Erwan Le Corre, breaking down natural movement for all-over fitness utilizing primal movement patterns.

  • Ido Portal: Movement explorations into utilizing the full-range of potential human movement to increase health, strength, and agility.  

  • Jill Miller:  Yoga Tune-up, alignment yoga instruction and the fabulous tools of yoga tune-up balls for home fascial spreading

  • Todd Hargrove:  Feldenkrais Practitioner and Rolfer, author of Better Movement

  • Ina May Gaskin:  Ground-breaking midwife at The Farm

  • Wendy Powell:  Post-partum and post-pregnancy exercise expert

  • Birthing from Within:  Pam England, Birthing Awareness and Birth Warrior classes

  • Rosita Arvigo:  Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

  • The Upledger Insitute:  Cranial Sacral Therapy as created by John Upledger


Energy Practices



  • The Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater: Professional Certification in Actor as Creator.

  • The University of Texas at Austin: Bachelor of Sciences in Photojournalism, Magna Cum Laude