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Faculty

Sara Webb

Executive Director, Senior Teacher - Rosen Bodywork
Sara Webb was Marion Rosen’s first student in 1972. She has been the executive director of the Berkeley Center since it was founded in 1983, and she is an adjunct faculty member of the California Institute of Integral Studies. She brings a lifetime of study and practice of Rosen Method to her clients, and she enjoys guiding students on their pathways to discovery and mastery of Rosen Method.
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Gloria Hessellund

Director of Teaching, Senior Teacher - Rosen Bodywork
Gloria Hessellund holds a Master’s degree in dance and dance therapy. Prior to concentrating her career on Rosen Method bodywork, she worked with dance therapy, Breyer subtle-energy work, and meditation in clinical settings. In 1976 Gloria began her association with Marion Rosen as Marion’s client, and subsequently as her student, co-teacher, and colleague. Gloria has taught extensively in California and Europe for many years. She is currently Director of Teaching for the Berkeley Center and for programs in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway and Australia.
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Theresa Garcia

Director of Movement Training, Senior Teacher - Rosen Movement and Bodywork
Theresa Garcia is a Senior Movement and Bodywork Training Teacher and head of the Movement Training Program. She has a private practice in San Francisco and teaches weekly movement classes in the Bay Area. Prior to coming to Rosen Method in 1996, Theresa worked in the corporate world for 18 years in information systems. She is a student of the Alexander Technique and is delighted to invite others to rediscover their inner essence through movement and touch.
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Bill Samsel

Senior Teacher - Rosen Bodywork
Bill Samsel has a private Rosen Method practice in Santa Cruz and has taught widely internationally. He has led several Men’s Intensives in Rosen Method and has been a frequent spokesman for the male perspective in the global Rosen community. Bill is the Director of Training at the Rosen Method Institute Canada, and he teaches regularly at the Berkeley Center as well.
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Kate O'Shea

Certified Teacher - Rosen Movement
Kate O’Shea has a passion for Rosen Method movement and bodywork, and has integrated Rosen Method into her practice of physical therapy over the past 12 years. She is a Rosen Method Movement Training Teacher, a Rosen Method Bodywork teacher-in-training, and has been employed as a physical therapist for 30 years.
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Karen Peters

Senior Teacher - Rosen Movement
Karen Peters is a Senior Movement Training Teacher, as well as an Alexander Technique Teacher. She holds an Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York and spent several years in academic teaching before diving below the surface into the rich world of the body. She currently teaches in Napa and in Berkeley, CA, and in Canada. She loves to teach.
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Teri Katz

Senior Teacher, Rosen Movement and Bodywork
Teri became a student of Marion Rosen’s in 1978, and was a member of her first training class. She has taught Rosen Method bodywork in the United States, Europe and Australia. Her physical therapy training has given her extensive knowledge about the workings of the body (anatomy, muscle function and movement) which she brings to her teaching. She has a private practice in Rosen Method bodywork and is an ergonomics specialist in the Bay Area.
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