Workshop Facilitators

Matthew, Angela, and Carrie

Matthew, Angela, and Carrie

Angela Porter

Angela Porter, LMFT, CATC, CMT, is an addiction treatment specialist, and Marriage and Family Therapist. Trained in Gestalt, Body-centered, and Somatic therapy at Esalen Institute, body-mind connection is primary in her work. Former program director at the New Bridge Foundation's residential substance abuse treatment program in Berkeley CA, Angela incorporated the principles and practice of Breema into the treatment curriculum. Currently she is a group facilitator at Bayside Marin and maintains a private practice where Breema is foundational to her work with clients as well as in her consultation practice with colleagues. A certified Breema Instructor since 1998, Angela travels internationally teaching Breema to therapists and other healing professionals. Angela is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California: #99935.

Read a recent article by Angela here.

Carrie Gray

Carrie Gray, LMFT, MA, is a somatically-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in North Oakland. With degrees from the Wright Institute, California Institute for Integral Studies, and Wesleyan University, Carrie has approached the study of psychology, consciousness and the body from a variety of angles. Since 1999, Carrie has studied and practiced Breema's body-based approach to "the art of being present" and is a former staff Instructor at the Breema Center. Her practice of Breema and studies of Hakomi Somatic Psychology form the foundation of her approach. Carrie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California: #93629. 

Matthew Tousignant

Matthew Tousignant, MA, CMT, is a graduate of Harvard University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. For the last 17 years he has studied Breema with its director, Dr. Jon Schreiber, in Oakland, California and is a certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor. Based out of Lambertville, New Jersey, the body-centered therapeutic work he practices combines the universal wisdom of Breema with a practical knowledge of psychology to connect others to their unique potential as human beings.

Additional Facilitators include:

Alexandra Johnson, MD, trained at the University of Colorado in Rural Family Medicine with a fellowship in operative obstetrics. She presents Breema internationally to both health and birth team professionals, and uses Breema's universal principles extensively in family medicine and prenatal care. She is trained in hypnosis and has an integrative medicine practice in Oakland, CA.

Ariadne Thomson, MFT, is a Somatic Psychotherapist trained at CIIS, with a private practice in the Rockridge area of Oakland. She is also a primary therapist at Bayside Marin's Intensive Outpatient Program in San Rafael, where she focuses on helping those struggling with addiction. Her therapeutic style has been most informed by the practice and personal study of both Breema Bodywork and Formative Psychology®. Ariadne is a staff instructor at the Breema Center in Oakland.

Guest Instructor:

Jon Schreiber, DC, is the director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland. He teaches Breema around the world and has presented Breema to interested groups in the fields of medicine, psychology, bodywork, exercise, holistic health, and personal growth. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the philosophy, principles, and practice of Breema, including his most recent, First You Have to Be: The Nine Principles of Harmony in Breema and Life.