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Jocelyn Olivier Founder, Director & Esteemed Teacher
Raised in Canada on the islands off the West Coast of British Columbia, and applauded as one of the best practitioners in her field here and abroad, Jocelyn began her work in Marin County, California, in 1972. Her path to the creation of Conscious BodyWork and NeuroMuscular Reprogramming was influenced by studies in neuro-muscular re-education, applied and educational kinesiology, American Indian and Hawaiian shamanism, and a trip to China to study Chinese physical therapy, or Tui-Na. Jocelyn is past President of the Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP), and chairperson of the Somatics and Wellness Community of the AHP. She directed the 1999 International Somatics Congress: Body Wisdom

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Dana Rose Arevalo, CMT, CBW
is one of Alive & Well!'s first graduates. Dana's grandmother introduced her to massage as a child and infused in her the special sense of the trust and openness that has influenced her unique teaching and bodywork style. She integrates massage, NeuroMuscular Reprogramming, unwinding, sound, movement, and underwater therapy to promote health. Dana has been in private practice since 1987.

Michele Coxon
has focused her private practice in Pacifica, Ca. on Lymphatic and Visceral Manipulation for 15 years. She studied extensively with her mentor Patricia Wiltse, assisting her with numerous classes and eventually joined her practice in San Francisco. Michele inherited Ms. Wiltse’s practice upon her recent retirement. Michele also apprenticed for 3 years with Saskia Theibens at the Aurora Lymphedema Clinic in San Francisco. Michele’s practice and studies include Swedish/Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Reeducation Therapy (Active Deep Tissue), Ayurvedic Body Therapies, Pre-Natal Massage and graduate studies in Iyengar yoga.


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Corinna Joy Kavanagh
graduated from Alive & Well! in 1991. Trained in Movement Ergonomics at the Dynamic Health and Fitness Institute in Corte Madera, CA, in 1993, Corinna developed and taught the first Massage Ergonomics classes at Alive & Well!. She works part time as an Alive & Well! Admissions Counselor, supervises the Student Clinic, and has a successful practice in Marin.

Michael McFarland
has been a dedicated practitioner of bodywork since his initial training in Hellerwork over twenty years ago. He is an associate trainer on the Hellerwork faculty. His knowledge and experience are extensive and diverse, including training with Joseph Heller and Greg Johnson, St. John Seminars and Upledger.

Larry MunnMDiv., CMT
is a graduate of Alive & Well! with a private practice in San Rafael and Berkeley. From his graduate work in theology and psychology, he has a deep appreciation of the many levels on which we strive for well being. Larry shares his skills in the NMR professional clinic at Alive & Well! and as supervisor in the Student Clinic. Larry brings a gentleness, maturity and dedication to teaching and that gains him rave reviews from all who work with him. 

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