Summer Greenlees became a certified yoga instructor in 1997 and became a licensed massage therapist in 1998. Her specialized focus has always been in prenatal and postnatal yoga and massage therapy, having discovered the amazing benefits of prenatal Yoga during her first pregnancy, when her career began. She has also always worked with clients of all ages and fitness levels, both male and female.
Having worked as a full-time professional massage therapist and yoga instructor for over 20 years, her certifications also include:
- Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofasial release
- Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (“Deep Feet”, Barefoot Massage technique)
- Acupressure and Shiatsu
- Reiki III
- Bodywork for the Childbearing Year
- Advanced Yoga Studies with Donna Farhi
- Massage Doula
- Infant Massage Instructor
- Massage Therapy Instructor
- Functional Yoga Therapy
- Watsu 1 and 2
- Healing Dance 1
Summer is currently enrolled in the Holistic Health Mastery program for completion of certification to become a holistic nutritionist and health coach. She is also currently enrolled in Sadie Nardini’s “Yoga Shred” program for an anatomy informed, intelligent approach to fitness and yoga fusion.
Summer spent 12 years attending births as a doula, in addition to her yoga and bodywork practice. During that time, and having attended hundreds of births, Summer has learned how to effectively train and prepare expecting couples for an optimal, positive birth experience using the tools of yoga and massage therapy. She very much enjoys the opportunity to share her skills with expecting couples, including labor massage techniques to expecting birth partners, and breathing and movement techniques for moms to lower stress, reduce pain, and create greater ease during birth. Look for Summer’s Labor massage Class under Maternity Services to schedule this class.
Summer received the “Best Massage Therapist” award from the Austin Birth Awards in 2013.
Summer’s private yoga therapy practice specializes in movement repatterning for reducing strain and tension in the body during the everyday movements of life as well as movements of the client’s exercise and fitness or yoga practice.
Summer’s Yoga Classes and Yoga Therapy sessions are based on a somatic approach, strongly inspired by her Yoga teacher, Donna Farhi, and her own 20 years experience with yoga, bodywork, and maternity support.
Her yoga series classes taught privately or in a small group session provide a foundation for the beginner or seasoned yoga practitioner to discover or re discover his or her own way of moving, breathing, and being in yoga practice that is truly integrative and supportive of the individuals highest well being and personal wellness goals.
Summer has been a Watsu student and practitioner for 6 years and of all the modalities offered, Watsu and and Yoga therapy are her favorite modalities to share.