Rie Monique Cherie FME, RYT500
Rie Monique Cherie Franklin, is a Movement Specialist, a Franklin Method® Educator (Level 3), and an instructor of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Dance. Rie has more 20 years of instructional experience working with people of all ages and physicalities.
Credentials: Neuromuscular Reeducation, Franklin Method® Educator, Level Three, 2011; Yoga Teacher E-RYT200, RYT 500 registered since 2009, YogaWorks 200 and 300 hour certifications, 2010; Tai Chi Instructor of the Five Elements Form, Cas Overton, Master Teacher; BFA, Dance and Choreography, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993. Multiple Continuing Education workshops in Yoga Therapy, Tai Chi Therapy, Yoga for Athletes, Injuries in Yoga, Anatomy for Yoga as well as various Franklin Method® Continuing Education topics.
1993-1995 Performer, Cathy Paine and Mixed Media
1995-2000 Board Memeber, Performer, Choreographer, Steve's House Dance Collective
1993-2006 Instructor of a variety of movement forms at local studios including, The Richmond Dance Center, St. Christopher School, The Richmond Ballet, Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts, Greenwood Country Day School
2009-2012 Instruction of Dance, Yoga and Tai Chi, Series and Guest Teaching University Of Richmond, College of Lake County, Yoga Source and, Journey Home Yoga, Chesterfield County Juvenile Detension, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation
2010-Current Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Instructor Tai Chi 5 Elements Form Workshops
2012-2016 KARUNA Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Lead Instructor and Curriculum Developer
University of Richmond, Adjunct Faculty : Human Kinetics for Dancers; Instructor of Wellness and Neuromuscular Reeducation, Franklin Method®, Tai Chi, and Yoga; offering workshops, classes, and private instruction (please see listing of classes and workshops)
As a Movement Specialist and Educator, Rie has an overall goal to help people find their feel-good-bodies. Drawing from a variety of somatic practices, she enjoys focusing on neuromuscular training and reeducation to create functional movement patterns. Embodiment Meditations, one of Ries Specialties combining her education from the Franklin Method®, Yoga and Tai Chi, offers a perfect format for building body awareness and fostering the health of the interoceptive systems of the body. Current science links the health of the interoceptive systems to recovery and healing with the following: Addictive Behaviors, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Chronic Pain.
Rie (pronounced, ‘re’, as in rejuvenate) is fascinated with the physiological integration of the body and mind, she is delighted that ancient medicine and mind/body practices are finding support in modern science, and can be safely implemented in current day health and wellness activities. Students and clients are presented with anatomically based breathing techniques, exercises and meditation/imagery tools to cultivate wellness. The enjoyment of life relies on our ability to move and sense the world around us. Residing in Richmond, Virginia, Rie has offered instruction in Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.