Mindi Sheer is a somatic movement educator, ecologist, and former competitive latin dancer who recently settled in Spokane. Her diverse perspective of movement includes a deep curiosity and appreciation for Authentic Movement, musicality and self-expression. Her artistic passion is to help forge a bridge between art and science and create pathways of healing for the lived body through the art of dance.
As an ecologist, she studies aquatic ecosystems and understands complex systems, including body, mind, psyche and our relationship with nature. Mindi has a degree in Biology and a Masters in Geosciences and is a registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSME/T) through the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). She began teaching in 2012 and somatic movement coaching in 2018.
Science culture oriented Mindi towards the much-needed expressivity and physical discipline of dance where she discovered her passion for the theatricality and sensuality of Latin music, dance and performance. Her dance background includes Afro-Cuban forms, jazz, modern, salsa, flamenco, swing and an extensive focus in technical and social Latin and ballroom dances. She is a 3-time National USA DanceSport Champion in International Latin Ballroom. The kinesthetic and healing aspects of partnerships led to her study of somatics and movement analysis. Mindi has a certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (CLMA) (2018) from Integrated Movement Studies (University of Utah) which included study at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in Brooklyn. She continues to train in embodied coaching practices, Body-Mind Centering, and the Kestenberg Movement Profile and uses them in her personal movement practice and work with clients.
Mindi offers a variety of classes at the Clutch, beginning with Latin Fusion, and hopes to develop a small community Movement Lab for thoughtful exploration of somatic approaches and community-derived movement. She is available for somatic movement sessions, private dance lessons, couples communication through movement, and wedding dance lessons.
Mindi is the Dance Liaison for the CLUTCH.
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