My name is Debi Testa and I am a Teacher of Movement.
I teach adults to move their bodies, their energy and their minds.
Movement has been my life and my life’s work. My lifetime of experience with movement and over forty years of teaching movement in various forms has led me to understand that when you move your body with energy, your life moves too. This is the philosophy that guides me as I work with my clients.
I have taken my extensive studies of Polarity Therapy, Yoga, Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki, and my professional dance training and woven the threads of all these together to create my unique approach to the body, mind and spirit – one that focuses on relieving blockages in your energy body and restoring your flow of life energy.
It All Began With Dance
My parents enrolled me in dance class at age 6; I loved everything about dance and still do. I knew from a young age this is where I would spend my working years and wanted to be a dance teacher for as long as I can remember. I had the pleasure and good fortune of studying a variety of techniques with the best teachers in the world and finally realized my dream when I opened and directed my own studio for 23 years. I have also had the dream-come-true privilege of teaching at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC.
A Shift in Focus
I still, and always will, love dance. However, like many people, as I moved forward in my life, my focus began to shift from the external to the internal, the spaces and stillness between the sounds and steps. I became interested in connection, internal process, and energy.
An Energetic Awakening
Yoga and bodywork were a natural progression for me from dance. From there, the next evolution of my understanding of movement, and the thing that tied it all together for me, was understanding the internal concept of energy. “Everything is made of energy, energy has to move, energy is never lost, it simply transforms.”
When I felt the energy moving in my body for the first time, I was amazed, and knew that the physical and the energetic were more powerful together than either were separate.
That lesson has inspired me to dedicate my life to sharing my knowledge of movement and energy with all my students, so they, too, can experience the shifts, and live a healthier, happier life, naturally!
I now teach adults “to dance” into their wholeness.
Bach Flower Remedies
- Certified Bach Basic Teacher, Bach International Education Program
- Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (International Registry)
- Member Certification Governing Council for The American Polarity Therapy Association (National Association)
- Registered Polarity Practitioner
- Board Certified Polarity Practitioner
- Certified Yoga Teacher, since 1999 through The Yoga Institute
- Certified Rewind Gold, Successful Aging Teacher
- Reiki 1 and 2 Practitioner since 1993
I am CPR/AED certified, and insured through Philadelphia Ins Co.