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 CFT (Gillespie Approach).
Kalei was trained in Craniofascial Therapy 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 and where it all came together for her. Being a dancer, it made sense not only in her mind, but in her body too. That is when she knew it was time to offer Craniofascial Therapy to 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 CFT. 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 hold the space for people to heal from within, find joy through movement, & connect to their bodies, creating healthier lifestyles."
Kalei works Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-12:30 and 4:15-6:15 and works behind the scenes marketing and scheduling.
Kalei teaches Fascial Flow, Yoga Spa, and many of our specialty classes.