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.