Our Team

Mariette Berinstein

Mariette Berinstein

Senior Teacher and COO of RMIC

President, COO of the Rosen Method Institute Canada Inc. Certified Senior Teacher

With over 18 years experience Mariette has a deep appreciation, an understanding and awareness of this compassionate, gentle, transformative work and that has created the foundation for the school, her teaching, and private practice.

Mariette Berinstein began her journey in 1989 with Elaine Mayland and Marion Rosen (Founder). In 1995 she became a Certified Rosen Method Practitioner. She studied with Paula Kimbro; became a primary supervisor. In 2003 Mariette studied with Bill Samsel completing her Rosen Method Teacher Training Programs (Certified Workshop Teacher, Teacher and Senior Teacher) completing in 2010. School Owner since 2005, she developed the Rosen Method training programs.

Cinnamon Cranston

Cinnamon Cranston

Co-owner, Rosen Method Workshop Teacher, Bodywork Practitioner and RMT

Cinnamon has a practice in Edmonton and has worked in the health and wellness field for over 18 years.
www.themindfulbody.ca

Bill Samsel

Bill Samsel

Director of Teaching, Rosen Method Institute Canada Inc., Certified Senior Teacher

 Bill Samsel was a student in Marion Rosen’s (Founder) first training class of 1980-1982. Bill continued to study with Marion and was a friend and colleague until her passing in January 2012. He became President of the Rosen Institute in 1998 and served for 5 years. In 2001 he became a certified Senior Teacher.

Bill is recognized world-wide for his teaching, his knowledge and depth of “Rosen Method” and is invited to teach in a number of the schools around the world. He is able to create and maintain a safe space for students, providing them an opportunity for deeper self-awareness and truthful self-expression. He brings warmth, humor and compassion to his work. He has a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA

Karen Peters

Karen Peters

Senior Rosen Method Movement Teacher Trainer, Alexander Technique Teacher

Karen Peters is a Senior Rosen Method Movement Teacher Trainer, and an Alexander Technique Teacher as well. Karen was trained in Berkeley as a Movement Teacher by Jane Malek and Lisa Thompson; she was subsequently trained as a Teacher Trainer by Theresa Garcia. She currently teaches a weekly class in Napa, California, and teaches movement training classes at the Berkeley Center. Karen has two young sons at home, and finds teaching Rosen Movement to be an invaluable source of sanity, love, joy, and aliveness.

Sarah Dandridge

Sarah Dandridge

CMT, SEP, Senior Rosen Method Teacher

Sarah Dandridge, CMT, SEP, was trained by Marion Rosen and has been practicing Rosen Method for 23 years in the Bay Area. For many years, Sarah has been a Primary supervisor for Rosen interns and she co-taught the first training class for supervisor candidates in Berkeley. Sarah is a certified Teacher and has taught introductory workshops and co-taught intensives in Canada, Moscow, Santa Fe and the Bay Area. She is also a certified practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, the technique developed by Peter Levine to resolve trauma in the body. Sarah served as treasurer of the Board of the Rosen Institute with Bill Samsel for 3 years. She is an avid birdwatcher.

Matthew van der Geissen

Matthew van der Geissen

Anatomy and Expression Instructor

Matthew van der Giessen has been integrating our understanding of body and mind for over three decades. He has created programs for massage students, bodyworkers, counsellors and yoga teachers. Matthew’s anatomy trainings help somatic practitioners deepen their experience of the sensory/imaginal body. Body tissues are felt and moved so that they can be experienced from the inside-out. The anatomical path of self-inquiry helps practitioners more fully understand their inner sensory landscape, helping them deepen their ability to meet others from a place of embodied presence.