A Founding Partner of InsideOut Body Therapies, Toby is a Certified Rolfer &tm; and Certified GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Instructor. He is a Nationally Certified Bodyworker (NCBTMB) and a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LBMT) in the State of North Carolina (NC License #3687).
Before becoming a Rolfer, Toby studied drama, biology, and dance at Duke University as an A.B. Duke Scholar. Since then, he has done graduate work at The University of Akron in Theatre Arts, Naropa University in Somatic Psychology and Dance/Movement Therapy, and was a member of the New World Performance Laboratory.
Toby's abiding interest is in the relationships between the body, movement, sensation, perception, and the mind. His practice has been particularly influenced by his time with teachers Hubert Godard, Liz Gaggini, Susan Aposhyan, Christine Caldwell, Barbara Dilley, and, of course, his wife, Deborah Matthews. He apprenticed in GYROTONIC® with Master Trainers Skye Shansby and Kathy Van Patten and has continued to train with Miriam Barbosa and Bradley Kraemer.
Toby is a member of the The Rolf Institute® and the International Association of Structural Integrators and served on the WFSS Faculty of the 2008 American Dance Festival.
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