somatic work


I have been teaching intermittently since I was 18–from early childhood ballet classes in local studios, to creative writing classes in the University, to interdisciplinary arts education for children and adults with disabilities. At the core of my work is a desire to connect, challenge, and grow with others through a vibrant creativity and an embodied presence.

Training & Certifications

Certified Craniosacral Therapist, CTET, London (2017)
Certified Massage Therapist, Green Mountain School of Integrative Bodywork (2011)
Somatic Movement Education, Moving on Center (2013)
Since 2011, training with Lily Kiara (Skinner Releasing and beyond), Amsterdam
Since 2010, Body of Becoming training/Amerta, Bettina Mainz, Berlin
Yoga Teacher Certification, Minneapolis MN (2009)
DanceAbility Teacher Certification, Helsinki Finland (2009)
Upstream Arts, teaching artist, Minneapolis MN (2007-2010)

Testimonials from Craniosacral Clients

“I’m a *very* skeptical person but found the treatment surprisingly and delightfully disarming. I only had one appointment as I live in a different city, but Laressa’s techniques are powerful and allowed me to find something I didn’t know was there.”

“I can always trust that Laressa will be non-judgmental and respectful when I tell her about my current creaks and twinges. On the day after my latest session with Laressa, I noticed that I felt more in tune with my body in yoga class.”

“As someone who works every day with creativity, I found my craniosacral sessions with Laressa to be deeply helpful and re-energizing. It relaxed and cleared what felt like blocked pathways in my body and mind allowing my creative energy to flow more freely and potently.“