I chose to work with Gretchen because in my chaotic life I needed to add time for reflection to achieve some balance. As a competitive climber I also hoped to achieve increased flexibility and the strength to be in the moment no matter what the circumstance. Previous things I'd tried included yoga classes that were in general too inactive or too strenuous that I was not finding any zen. Gretchen's instruction was the perfect blend because she was able to provide a sense of flow while combining many different modalities. During her sessions I find myself both challenged and relaxed, I find my zen. Gretchen's enthusiasm for healing and teaching shines through in each of her sessions. She provides a balanced experience that everyone can enjoy no matter what your current status is. She is an astonishing therapist and a bright light!