Canelle Demange has a private practice in Honolulu working with adults and children to promote healthy neurodevelopment through movement. Her work addresses the spectrum of disorders that arise in the deeper parts of the brain, such as ADHD and autism. She also educates parents and caregivers in the developmental movement sequence that unfolds in the first year of life and supports optimal brain development. She teaches Body-Mind Centering® Yoga which integrates the foundations of developmental movement.

Canelle was born and raised in France and graduated from the University of Angers as a language major. She first came to the United States at the age of 20 as an assistant French teacher at Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. She then delved into the language of movement through the study of modern dance with Bill Evans, Skinner Releasing Technique, in Seattle, and Dynamic Yoga in New York.

She moved to Paris where she realized the power of movement as a support to learning. She created a program to teach English through movement to children at the International Bilingual School where she taught for twelve years. During that time, Canelle also completed the two year Dance Therapy Program at the Sorbonne, graduated from the School of Fascia Therapy, and held a private practice teaching movement awareness and yoga. In 1999 she completed a four-year program with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, the Founder of Body-Mind Centering®, and was certified as a Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.

Returning to Seattle, she trained and worked with Bette Lamont, a pioneer in Developmental Movement Repatterning Therapy. Her appreciation for the healing potency of this work inspires and nourishes her commitment to serving her clientele.

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