New York City, NY / Santa Barbara, CA / Los Angeles, CA
Certified Elite Trainer
A dear friend lent her his copy of The Genius of Flexibility, and she borrowed it for way too long. He had to tell her to get her own copy. Immediately realizing that there was something climacteric to this “resistance flexibility training”, and having danced her whole life, being a Professional dancer for 8 years, yoga and pilates instructor since 2003, she made sure to see Bob Cooley at his first lecture at Yoga Soup in the Fall of 2011. A few months later she found herself forging her first Boston winter to do the Elite Training program in Boston, learning directly from the master himself. No other healing art that she has received or practiced gave her such upholding, satisfying, unimaginable results; and this went beyond the physical for her, life upgrades continue to accelerate as she grows, goes deeper and expands into this work, with the RFST community support. She is thrilled to be back in Santa Barbara, to be assisted in her own development and assist others in their development at our new Flagship Resistance Flexibility Center.
Growing up in Santa Barbara cultivated a deep love of the arts as well as the natural world. With intensive dance training all through elementary and high school, she furthered her education at the University of California, Irvine, receiving her BA in Dance. For the last 7 years Bonnie has danced professionally with State Street Ballet, Kunstoff Dance Berlin/San Francisco, Buglisi Dance Theater in NYC, Oakland Ballet, Santa Barbara Bird Tribe Dance Collective, and Ballet Pacifica, has done many free-lance projects. Because RFST is healing past injuries from dance and has been coached by Bob about the necessity for connection in dance, she is enthusiastic for her continued work as a performing artist and creating new works as a choreographer.
Other happy activities: Bonnie loves to surf, cook locally grown food from the farmers market or from her garden (Let’s have a dinner party!), experience live music, art, and enjoys the company of dear friends and family.