About Me

Rebecca Amis Lawson

Dancer, Therapist, and Teacher

Rebecca Amis Lawson, MA, R-DMT, RSME/T, is a Continuum Teacher, founding member of the Continuum Teachers Association, mentor, therapist, and group facilitator with 42 years of extensive studies in dance, psychology, somatic trainings, and exploratory consciousness. She received her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from New York University and a B.S in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She is a somatic practitioner using the body and movement to facilitate the therapy process. In her work, she has been able to coalesce psychological mindedness, a love of dance, and a heartfelt sense of humanity. She offers a therapy that is revelatory, expressive, and self-creating. She teaches Continuum classes and workshops Internationally.

In the field of Dance, Rebecca has taught professionally for 30 years. She taught at the Broadway Dance Center and Morelli Ballet in New York City before moving to North Carolina in 1986. She was on Faculty at the American Dance Festival for the ’91 and ’92 seasons. She has taught at Duke University, Meredith College, and The Ballet School of Chapel Hill. She was the director of and sole choreographer for the “Whirlwind Dance Company” for 10 years.

As a therapist, beginning in 1980, Rebecca has worked with a variety of populations including institutionalized psychiatric patients, children with emotional disturbances, children with autism, and persons with eating disorders, dissociations, and trauma issues. In her private practice, she has worked extensively with individuals seeking personal growth and self-actualization via the body, movement, and experiential processes. She supports her clients in tracking somatic movement to support emotional and psychological inquiry.

She has had extensive training in alignment, ideokinesiology, effort/shape analysis, authentic movement, yoga, connective tissue massage and improvisational movement. She is certified in Gyrotonic® Movement and teaches individual sessions and classes.   

Continuum has enriched Rebecca’s work as a therapist, as well as informing her own personal and spiritual journey. The essential elements of Continuum awaken a deep bio- intelligence which facilitates the emergence of one’s evolutionary potential. Rebecca’s involvement with Continuum has generated a new hope for individual freedom and greater resonance in the mystery.

Rebecca is grateful to Emilie Conrad for birthing the Continuum “Renaissance” and its exquisite teachings.  She has the great fortune to know Susan Harper as a mentor, teacher, friend, and colleague.  They co-teach many workshops and retreats. Rebecca is proud to be a member of the Continuum Teachers Association. 

Get in touch

For more schedule information, contact Rebecca at rebecca.amislawson@gmail.com.

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