Hi, I’m Darcy!
I have not always been interested in fitness. I have always been interested in having fun. After suffering several injuries to my knee and low back I got very interested in using movement to heal. I like feeling good in my body and always look for fun ways to move!
feeling strong makes you feel better.
being able to move in lots of directions prevents injuries.
moving together is better than moving alone.
having fun when you move makes you want to move more and the more you move, the better you feel.
I have taught yoga (prenatal, postnatal, hatha, vinyasa) and barre.
I have studied health and nutrition, natural movement and self-myofascial release.
I have worked with kids, adults, retirees and everyone in between.
After suffering injuries to my knee as a kid and low back as an adult, I got very interested in using movement to heal.
I got help from many experienced practitioners, but in the end felt it was important to learn how to solve my own physical problems and pain! Now I do that for others as well.
Helping people feel strong in their bodies and empowered to solve their own problems is my passion. I believe the world would be a better place if everyone felt strong and confident in their body.
A bit of my experience:
Certified Restore Your Core® teacher
Certified Barre instructor and teacher
Certified Roll Model® Method Practitioner (self massage to assist with muscle recovery and injury prevention)
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Certified 200 hr Yoga Teacher
Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Certificate in Health Counseling from Institute for Integrative Nutrition in partnership with Columbia University Teachers College
Constant continued education in biomechanics, movement and the interconnectedness of body, mind, heart and soul
I am originally from Northern California, but have lived in the Chicago area since 2004, aside from a 2 year stint in London.
I now live in Oak Park, IL with my husband, two daughters, two dogs, 6 chickens and many aquatic creatures.
In my free time you can find me digging in my garden, on a walk or reading historical fiction!
My goal this summer is to take my family kayak-camping. I'll let you know how it goes...
what we do
I work with people who are committed to feeling better in their body.
Many of us are just trying to age well and feel good as we get older.
I want to help you do that through improving your strength, mobility and balance.
Interested in learning more? Book a 15 minute Free Phone Consultation with me!
We can all heal.
We are all healing organisms. We heal in multiple ways every day. Trusting that our bodies are capable of healing is the first step on our healing journey.
Listening is powerful.
Learning to listen to the signals your body sends is a powerful tool in learning what you will need in order to heal. Listening to each other does the same for our relationships.
Human connection is key.
Connection with each other is an important part of health and healing. Finding and fostering connections that support our healing is important in all aspects of life.
Gentleness gets your farther.
In our bodies, our relationships and our lives, it takes more strength and determination to do difficult things with gentleness. When we aim to be gentle with ourselves and others, it is a powerful form of respect.
The closer to nature, the better.
Modern life can often pull us away from nature. There is power, wisdom and strength in nature that we can absorb and learn from when we spend time in nature, eat more naturally and consider the effects that our actions have on the natural world.
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein