Jane Weedon, PTMS, MFA, BFA
Jane is a licensed physical therapist who has been helping clients for over 17 years. She has a private practice in Brooklyn, NY. She has a certification in Mercier Technique (fertility, pelvic health), Thai Yoga Massage, and Infant Massage.
Jane’s interest in the body and how it works started with her first dance class at the age of four. This passion lead to a BFA in dance and an interdisciplinary MFA in Choreography/Theater/Film. Upon graduation, Jane moved to NYC performing, choreographing and teaching dance. While pursuing her art, Jane also worked for various organizations that provided creative classes for people with various disabilities. As she worked more with people with disabilities, Jane became interested in the underlying cause of people’s physical disabilities and wanted to learn more about it. She then decided to pursue a physical therapy degree and graduated with a Bachelors and Masters in Science/Physical Therapy.
Since the 1980’s, Jane was exposed to alternative body work and the body/mind/spirit connection. This interest has always been explored and incorporated in the work she does. Jane has studied extensively Shiatsu Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Swedish Massage, Connective Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Massage, Myofascial Release, and acupressure. Jane has studied and is a regular practitioner in meditation and Qigong.
For the last 10 years and currently, she has studied and is mentored by internationally-renowned Dr. Joyce Hawkes PhD in Cell-Level Healing.
Jane is passionate about helping others learn and enjoys providing mentoring, teaching instruction, workshops and lectures. She has been a clinical instructor for physical therapy students through the College of Staten Island. She has presented a course for continuing education credits at the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) and Columbia University, NYC. She has provided lecture/demonstrations for teachers concerning gross motor development. She has an ongoing lecture series on anatomy and kinesiology for alternative health care practitioners, bodyworkers and yoga teachers which she has taught in New York City, Seattle WA and at Ohio University. She gives workshops on self-healing for the public and non-profit organizations.
Jane has developed and taught a course in Mindfulness for Children, Integrating Body & Sensory Awareness. She currently teaches this course in Brooklyn and has developed the course into a teaching program. She gives lectures and enrichment programs for teachers, parents, health professionals and educational organizations.