About Helen

Helen Pelton is devoted to the exploration of human perception and expression through dance/movement studies, the healing arts, meditation, comparative religion and cross-cultural studies.

Helen has been engaged in somatic education for over 30 years. She has taught the human sciences, dance and creative process in universities, professional massage programs, international festivals and regional communities.

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Helen is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (2010), and was a licensed massage therapist for 15 years. She was a member of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company (NYC) in the early 1980s and toured the US and Europe as a solo dance artist until 1995. In 1989 she was awarded the Halla Kealiinohomoku Research Residency by Cross-Cultural Dance Resources in Flagstaff, AZ. During this period she immersed herself in the observation & study of Hopi & Yaqui dance traditions.