About Jeanne

Jeanne Vadnais’s curiosity about Rolfing® sparked in the mid-90s.  Dance friends in New York City raved about how Rolfing changed how they felt in their bodies: they not only had less aches and pains after Rolfing, they were finding a more reliable center, improved balance, greater fluidity, and ease in their bodies.

Years passed after first hearing about Rolfing but the seed had been planted.  In her late 20s, Jeanne began to tune into undesired limits and restrictions in her body; she felt imbalanced and stuck; she wanted to bring back the feeling of ease and freedom she had as a child. She carries a diverse set of life experiences into her Rolfing experience:

  • two decades of daily dancing’s tightness, pain, strains, and injuries;
  • a 15-year stressful, fast-paced, high-tech career seated in front of a computer;
  • two reconstructive knee surgeries resulting from a skiing accident and soccer injury;
  • a decade of adult soccer bumps, bruises, and strains; and
  • an overall sense of declining vitality from life’s daily grind.

After Rolfing, she feels freer, less restricted, and it is easier being in her body.  What continues to unfold for Jeanne is a more in-tune sense of her whole body and how she can impact how it feels with greater awareness of how she moves through life.

Jeanne’s Rolfing experience as a client moved her so deeply she decided to change her career path and direction from high-tech to Rolfing. In 2010 she began her training at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO; in 2013 she completed her initial training and became a Certified Rolfer™.  In 2016 she furthered her education and became a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ .

Jeanne is grateful to work with clients of all ages, 6 – 82 years old currently; clients with various professions from business professionals, visual artists, nurses, doctors, attorneys, janitors, carpenters, professional dancers, professional musicians, athletes, retirees and more; clients come with varied goals like getting back to an activity they love and feeling good doing it, being able to walk easily and with assured confidence, deepening their movement practice (yoga, pilates, martial arts, etc.,) or refining their athletic prowess to go faster, farther, or longer.  She looks forward to exploring the varied possibilities of the work with clients:

  • improving posture, flexibility, and coordination;
  • increasing breathing capacity and ability;
  • finding greater ease, fluidity, and spaciousness in their bodies;
  • discovering greater vitality in their whole body; and
  • helping clients find resources within themselves to get back to do the things they love.

When Jeanne is not practicing Rolfing, she enjoys being physically active: walking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, practicing yoga, doing Pilates, working out at boot camp, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowboarding.  She and her husband love to cook and take cooking classes together, exploring new tastes and cuisines.  She loves to travel and is always dreaming and planning her next big adventure.

Credentials

  • Rolf Movement™ Practitioner, 2017
  • Certified Advanced Rolfer™ with Advanced Rolfing® Instructors Tessy Brungardt and Russell Stolzoff, 2016.
  • Certified Rolfer™, Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, Boulder, CO, 2013
  • Massage Therapy, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 1997
  • Washington State Licensed Massage Therapist, license number MA60416720
  • Ballet, tap, and jazz dance teacher, various schools in Sacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA, 1987 – 1997

Continuing Education

2017:

  • Structural-Visceral Approaches: Thoracic Interrelationships with Jan Sultan, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Faculty member with Bruce Schonfeld, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner teacher, Nov 2017
  • What’s The Fuzz? with Gil Hedley, Ph.D., Oct. 2017
  • Neural Mobilization (Part 2) with Jon Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Faculty Member, September 2017
  • Coordination: Dimensions of Integration: A Movement Inquiry Retreat with Kevin Frank, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Movement Faculty Member, Gael Ohlgren Rosewood, Rolf Institute Emeritus Faculty Member and Certified Advanced Rolfer, and Caryn McHose, Certified Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, Biodynamic Cranial Practitioner, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, July/August 2017
  • Sole of Mobility with Mary Bond, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Emeritus Faculty Member, April 2017
  • Structural-Visceral Integration: Abdominopelvic Inter-relationships with Jan Sultan, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Faculty member with Bruce Schonfeld, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner teacher, Feb 2017

2016:

  • Breathing and Walking: Embodiment and Intervention class with Mary Bond, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Faculty Member, November/December 2016
  • Neural Mobilization (Part 1) with Jon Martine,Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Faculty Member, June 2016

2015:

  • DermoNeuroModulation with Diane Jacobs, physiotherapist, October 2015
  • The Shoulder Girdle: Support for Self-Expression with Mary Bond, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Faculty Member, May 2015
  • Explain Pain with the Neuro Orthopaedic Institution, April 2015

2014:

  • Uncoiling the Spirals with Gael Ohlgren Rosewood, Rolf Institute Emeritus Faculty Member and Certified Advanced Rolfer, October 2014
  • Advanced Intra-oral with Lauren Christman, structural integration practitioner (KMI) and Richard Polishuk, structural integration practitioner (Hellerwork), October 2014
  • Forces, Fluids, and Flow with Jon Martine and Suzanne Picard, both Certified Advanced Rolfers, Rolf Movement Practitioners, and Rolf Institute Faculty Members, August/September 2014
  • Scar Tissue with Sharon Wheeler, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner, April 2014
  • Shoulder Girdle with Tessy BrungartCertified Advanced Rolfer and Advanced Rolfing Faculty Member, March 2014

2013:

  • Scar Tissue with Sharon Wheeler, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner, May 2013
  • Neurofascial Perspectives on the Structural Integration Process with Steve Evanko, PhD and Certified Advanced Rolfer, May 2013
  • Embodying Tonic Function: Perceptual and Coordinative Skills that Integrate Structure with Kevin Frank, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Movement Faculty Member, March 2013
  • Bones with Sharon Wheeler, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner, February 2013

2012:

  • Breathing and Walking with Mary Bond, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and Rolf Institute Faculty Member, December 2012
  • The Functional Aspects of the Series: Re-Mapping our Client’s Coordination throughout the Series with Jane Harrington and Suzanne Picard, both Certified Advanced Rolfers, Rolf Movement Practitioners, and Rolf Institute Faculty Members, October 2012