About Anita Boser
Get to know Anita Boser, Board Certified Structural IntegratorCM, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, and author of Undulation: Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young.
As a child, Anita was the smart kid, the one you’d want to help you with your homework, but the next-to-last one picked for any sports team. She was skinny and uncoordinated, so she identified with her mind and ignored her body. Then as an adult, as the mom of twin boys, she couldn’t ignore her upper back and neck pain. She thought that she needed to get stronger, but when she exercised, the pain often got worse, not better. Different therapies helped her, but none lasted—until structural integration. After the second session of the series, she was even able to climb the rope in karate without her back hurting.
As an executive, Anita spent her days at the computer and on the phone. Her posture and stress had been distorting her body in ways generated pain. Structural integration improved her alignment and helped her release the tension, but, more importantly, taught her how to heal herself. One of the most valuable tools she learned from the Hellerwork series was undulation. It literally transformed her life. No longer uncoordinated, she became a structural integrator herself and now helps others achieve their own breakthroughs.
The turning point for her was incorporating undulations into her daily life. Over a period of months, the muscle pain and stiffness in her back and neck melted. She felt empowered to take care of her own health. As a practitioner, she taught this to her clients and found that it was accessible to all of them, even those with chronic pain and especially those with fibromyalgia, arthritis, and scoliosis—even those who had spine surgery. She became convinced that undulation was essential to spine health and wanted to share it with more people.
In 2007, Anita wrote and self-published Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young with Undulation. The book included 52 therapeutic exercises that she created for her clients, with the idea that they would do an exercise a week. She presented workshops across the United States and in Canada and wrote articles for many publications. In 2016, she released a second edition, Undulation: Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young, which includes the same exercises, but organized them into sections so readers can find the ones that would help them most.
Anita hasn’t been chosen for a sports team recently, but she has joined a belly dance troupe and taught yoga and dance. At 52, she is stronger and more flexible than any other time in her life. “It’s like I was the uncoordinated duckling who undulated into a graceful swan,” she says, “If my body can change like this, I know that anyone can get the same results.”
Credentials and Training
Anita graduated from The Institute of Structural Medicine in August 2001, where she studied with leading Hellerwork practitioners. She has completed over 650 hours of continuing education (see curriculum vitae below for details). She passed the Certification Exam for Structural Integration and became a Board Certified Structural IntegratorCM in 2015. Anita also completed a 500-hour yoga teacher training with Robin Rothenberg and is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level. She has participated in planning the Fascia Research Congress and recently joined the Board of Directors of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation. Her past professional involvements include serving as the President of the American Hellerwork Structural Integration Association, the Chair of the Certification Board for Structural IntegrationSM, and editor of the International Association of Structural Integrators® Yearbook of Structural Integration.
YogaUOnline, Facilitating Spinal Fluidity Click here for the interview
LifeBeat, Simple Tips to Lead a Healthier Life with Kristin Hanes of KOMO Radio Click here for the interview
The Dynamics of Soft Tissue Injury and Healing with Eva Norlyk Smith of YogaUOnline Click for the interview
Living Yoga Radio with Robin Rothenberg of Essential Yoga Therapy Click here for the interview
YogaUOnline, Freeing the Spine—A Key to Lifelong Youthfulness Click for the interview
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