About me

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Hi there! I’m Vanessa.

I'm a movement coach. A mom of 2. A life-long learner of all things body, movement and exercise.

I may also be someone who has gotten the occasional second take in restaurants for talking perhaps a little TOO enthusiastically about pelvic floor health.

I specialize in a whole body approach to pelvic floor and core health, and bring my own unique mix of warmth, perceptiveness, and a bit of humor to my collaborative work with clients.

I received my Restorative Exercise certification through natural movement educator and biomechanist Katy Bowman in January 2015. Some of my other teachers include Jill Miller, Lauren Ohayon, Julie Wiebe, Jules Mitchell, and Feldenkrais practitioner Alfons Grabher.

I teach in-person private sessions, group workshops, and class series in Central and Northern VT, as well as one-on-one Skype sessions for those not local to Vermont. Online, you can find my Move Well Mama prenatal movement program as part of Liz Wolfe’s Babymaking and Beyond!

I love walks, hiking, reading, oceans and lakes, practicing my squat, and listening to and sharing stories. I live in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with my husband, sculptor Torin Porter and our two kids.

Snowy day in January 2018

Snowy day in January 2018