Founders

Founders

Stephanie Gottlob (Ohio State University BA, BFA) & Yuji Oka (Cornell University BA, Ohio State University MA) are Registered Somatic Movement Therapists with ISMETA and are based in Toronto, Canada. Between 1996-2006 they worked as independent consultants for the Positive Education Program, Ohio’s largest mental health agency. During that time they created and implemented MOVEMENT!® for children with a wide range of disabilities. Their work has been implemented at Toronto, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, Autism Ontario, Pegasus Community Project, Gifted People Services and is receiving interest from the Center for START services, a network of special needs consultants in the US.  Their original somatic school, Spiral Praxis, was recently officially certified by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association