Meet Kalei

Kalei Tompkins is a native of Berkshire County. She began dancing as a child, and teaching as a teen. "Movement just kind of fell into my lap, and has always found it's way to me, whether it was dance, yoga, or bodywork". As a teenager dance & Yoga helped her cope with anxiety & disordered eating. As an adult, experiencing trauma & loss, teaching movement classes not only brought joy to her and the community, but helped her heal from within. As she was finding her path in this crazy world, waitressing, nannying, studying Midwifery, and continuing to teach and learn all things movement related, she found a passion for facilitating healing through fascial unwinding using the Gillespie Approach (formerly known as CFT) 

Kalei was trained in this form of bodywork  in North Carolina with the creator, Berry Gillespie himself. This is where she learned the art & science of movement through the fascia and the unwinding process. Being a dancer, it made sense not only in her mind, but in her body too and she knew in her cells she was destined to share this with the community. As she began to meet people through her movement sessions she began to hear all kinds of stories as people were unwinding and releasing through this approach . This led her to Life Coaching. This is a way to connect deeper, and help others find their freedom, and their path. Reminding them along the way, that the power is within, and they must trust themselves first. 

Kalei continues to educate herself with self-study, workshops, and courses. Continuing to offer only the best care for her clients. She is CPR Certified, Yoga Certified by the American Fitness Association, a Certified Life Coach by Transformation Academy, a Certified Loss Doula by SBD University, & a Movement Instructor ,CFT Facilitator & Owner of Movement Matters Healing Arts. 

"It is my mission & passion to bring movement and understanding of the fascia to the community so we can feel free and comfortable in our minds and bodies.” 

Kalei works Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00a-1:00p and is our marketing and scheduling Goddess.

Kalei teaches Fascial Flow every Monday 6:15p-7:15p

Free your fascia silks monthly on Sunday’s 11:00a-12:30p and many of our specialty classes.

Meet Terri 

 Terri Flynn is a Certified Fitness Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Stott Pilates Instructor and Movement Therapist. Terri has 30 years in the Fitness Industry and is known for her hard work ethic, and compassionate approach to her clients. She has formerly  worked at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires for 19 years- training with the best and pushing herself outside of the box when it comes to movement. She earned an award for exceptional customer service while working there. Her mission and passion is to provide clients with proper knowledge of the body and movement. As a movement Therapist, she is able to use movement and the Pilates Reformer to therapeutically help heal the body from the inside out. Terri lives an active life when not working. She spends her time  enjoying the sun and all things outdoors. She loves running, and spending time with her grand-daughter and her adult children. She is excited to be apart of Movement Matters Healing Arts and currently works at CMC of the Berkshires, a rehabilitation center. Terri looks forward to helping you in your healing journey and wants to remind you all, “don’t be afraid to be awesome!”

Terri offers Private Reformer sessions 

Monday’s: 9:30-5:00 and Fridays 9:30-2:00

Core n’ more every Monday 2:00-2:45

Meet Stefanie

Stefanie Weber is an action-based dance artist and movement specialist. She began her study in dance and movement as an eager child. A lifelong seeker, Stefanie is always expanding and deepening her knowledge and practice. She has been a certified GYROTONIC® Method trainer since 2006, when she began her private practice assisting others with their movement needs. Stefanie collaborates with her clients to find new and true ways of sustaining, refining, and increasing their athletic ability, liberating their structure and spirit from pain and limiting patterns, bringing awareness to the joy of movement, and restoring the experience of moving as being supported, graceful, and expressive. She often integrates her study and love of somatic arts, restorative movement practice, energy medicine techniques, and experiential anatomy into her sessions. She has been attuned Level I & II in the Usui Shiki Ryoho method of the Reiki natural healing system by Master Jo-Ann Chilton. Stefanie is excited to be a part of the Movement Matters Healing Arts crew in North Adams as a CFT (Craniosacral Fascial Therapy) Facilitator trained in the Gillespie Approach. 

Stefanie works Tuesdays 2p-7p and Thursdays 9a-1:30p

Stefanie teaches our specialty group unwinding class,

 Ground & Release once a month on Tuesday 6:00p-7:15p

Meet Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn has been involved in dance for fourteen years before working as a teachers assistant at the Dalton Ballet Studio after graduating high and then becoming a teacher herself. She received an associates degree in early childhood education from Berkshire community college and a bachelor's degree through MCLA for Interdisciplinary studies which is concentrated in sociology psychology and education. She is a certified Hatha yoga instructor, Certified Reiki Practitioner  and a certified Thai Yoga Facilitator. Currently she works at the Dalton Ballet Studio and loves to teach kids and adults to express themselves and find comfort in movement. 

Kaitlyn teaches Kids Aerial & Adult Aerial Flow as well as one on one Thai movement sessions.

Wednesday’s: 2:45p-8:00p

Meet Stacy

  Stacy is immensely passionate about healing and nourishing the whole body from the inside out and uses holistic practices to bring forth this internal healing. She started her journey 15 years ago when she was experiencing health issues of her own and realized they could only be taken care of using holistic methods. Stacy started researching all she could to alleviate the problems she was facing. Along her path she was introduced to the ancient Japanese healing art called Reiki, which in Japanese translates to Universal Life Force Energy. She received just one Reiki session and knew right then that she needed to learn more about how to help herself and others utilizing this holistic modality. She then went on to receive her Reiki I, II and Master Certificates and has been supporting others, (and herself) on their own wellness paths for over a decade now.

Stacy's love for all that is nourishing to the entire being led her to receive her Integrative Wellness Coaching Certificate online at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. This continued opening up her wellness journey to bring forth support and guidance to all who are ready to move forward with their own personal transformations. What we eat and put into our bodies ultimately benefits our healing process and reiterates the fact that "we (truly) are what we eat". She loves fresh wholesome food and supporting the community so her affection for farmers markets fits perfectly with her being the On-Site Manager for the Pittsfield Farmers Market. She is also currently studying Sustainable Food and Farming online at the Umass Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Stacy finds deep rooted joy and peace when she is creating in the kitchen. She loves to make face and body products, healthy sweet treats as well as plant based recipes that could satiate and be enjoyed by anyone. She has lived in the beautiful Berkshires all of her life and adores spending time with her husband and two pups, hiking, having fun, being silly and enjoying every single moment with them. She feels beyond grateful each and every day that she is alive and well and rooted here on this glorious earth.