Meditative Movements (TM): Mind Body Exercise Program

 Who is Certified to Teach Meditative Movements™?

   The following individuals have a Meditative Movements™ teaching certificate and are able to teach classes or work one-on-one with individuals. Feel free to contact them directly.

   If you are interested in having a Meditative Movements™ teacher training at your facility or in your area, please call Ellie at 612-710-3415 or email her to discuss.

 About Carolyn Engleson

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   Carolyn is a Registered Nurse with the Charles County Health Department and a certified holistic nurse who belongs to the American Holistic Nurses Association. She graduated from George Mason University. In her 33 years professional nursing career, she has specialized in Labor and Delivery, Maternal Child Health, Oncology, Urgent Care, School Health, Infectious Disease and Community Health Nursing. She currently works with the elderly, pediatric and disabled population of Charles County assessing and facilitating their ability to remain in their home environment.

   Carolyn practices Reiki at New Moon and it is an extension to her holistic nursing practice because it treats the whole person, mind, body and spirit. She enjoys genealogy, crocheting, cats and empowering youth and women.

Teaching Location: Charlotte Hall, MD
Contact Information: phone: 301-643-5738 and email:
Instructor Level: Beginner, November 2018

 About Patty Anderson

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   Patty is a lifelong learner. Her passion is sharing how to use mindfulness to achieve inner peace.

   In 2018, Patty retired from her 30 year career as a Park and Recreation Professional. She began her recreation career as an Activity Director in a skilled nursing home and so now teaching Meditative Movements™ to seniors in assisted living communities and memory care sites fills her heart.

   In 2015, she completed a Master 's Degree in Spirituality and Leadership from St. Catherine University. She will complete a 230 hour yoga teacher training certification in June 2019.

Teaching Location: Maple Grove, MN and surrounding northwest suburbs
Contact Information: phone: 612-242-3734 and email:
Instructor Level: Beginner, September 2018

 About Mary Hannah

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   Mary is a Registered Nurse and the Manager of Population Health Management at UM Charles Regional Medication Center (UM CRMC). She is also Certified as a Diabetes Educator and has her MPH from Liberty University. She has worked for the UM CRMC for 20 years in a variety of nursing and leadership roles. Meditative Movements™ will be incorporated into the future stress reduction presentations that she has planned to give in the Charles County community.

Teaching Location: La Plata, MD
Contact Information: phone: 301-609-4976 and email:
Instructor Level: Beginner, November 2018

 About Angela Deal

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   Angela Deal is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist. She has worked for the Charles County Department of Health for 15 years presenting a variety of health education programs to the community. Meditative Movements™ will make a great addition to the quality programs that the department offers.

Teaching Location: White Plains, MD
Contact Information: phone: 301-609-6885 and email:
Instructor Level: Beginner, November 2018

 About Roxanne Schlasner

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   Roxanne Schlasner is a skilled LPN, massage therapist, Reiki master, and Healing Touch practitioner. She has provided personal services in Rochester since 1992 through her business Hands of Healing: Reiki and Massage.

   She has found that if your life is filled with stress and turmoil, Meditative Movements™ can bring a sense of peace and serenity to the core of your being allowing you to experience life in all of its fullness.

Teaching Location: Rochester, MN
Contact Information: phone: 507-285-3259 and email:
Instructor Level: Beginner, September 2018

 About Allison Runchey

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   Allison Runchey is passionate about movement and its ability to create peace and well-being within the body, mind and spirit. In addition to her training in Meditative Therapeutic Movements™, she has studied modern dance, pilates, anatomy and energy healing.

    She has a BA in Sociology and is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Holistic Health Studies from St. Catherine University in Minnesota. She lives in St. Paul and enjoys swimming, dancing and practicing T'ai Chi Ch'uan.

Instructor Level: Beginner

 About Deb Davis

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   Deb Davis, a graduate from the University of Minnesota, has worked with preschool children, adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health challenges, the aged, and the homeless. As an instructor, she combines her work history with teaching. She has taught Meditative Movements™ at ECFE for parents of preschool children, seniors at an assisted living and memory care unit, cancer support community and on-going teaching at a 55-plus residence. Deb is involved in the sustainable living lifestyle and taught at the Back to Basics Pine River conference and at Transition Longfellow Sustainable Living in South Mpls. She embraces recovery and has taught at 12 step conventions, retreats and at the Women's Spirituality Conference.

   Deb values physical movement with mindfulness. She has studied karate, yoga, Qi-gong and Tai Chi.

Teaching Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contact Information: phone: 651-431-1179 and email:
Instructor Level: Beginner, October 15, 2015

 About Judy Coughlin

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   Judy Coughlin has been working in the fitness and wellness industry for 25 years. As a wellness coach, yoga and group fitness instructor, she has worked with companies such as United Health Group, Lifetime Fitness and Melrose Institute Eating Disorder Clinic. Judy is the owner of Restore Core Wellness and most of her fitness classes are in the St. Louis Park area. As a speaker at the Women's Spirituality Conference, she likes exploring our dream world and how women can value themselves.

   Judy is also passionate about dancing and traveling.

Instructor Level: Beginner

 About Ellie Peterson

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   Ellie Peterson created the Meditative Movements™ technique out of her own need to experience life in a fit body, calm mind and energized being. Practicing this technique for over 30 years has brought healing to her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual afflictions.

    While raising her three children on her own, she taught 14 fitness classes a week for 10 years. Now she volunteers her time and substitutes for fellow instructors. She loves traveling and playing with her six grandchildren. Ellie is a snowbird and spends her time in Florida and Minnesota.

Teaching Location: Minneapolis, MN & Fort Myers, FL
Contact Information: phone: 612-710-3415 and email:
Instructor Level: Master, September 1981

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