Apollonia Holzer is a certified Social Educator, Life Coach, Shiatsu, Cranial Sacral – and Prana practitioner. She is also a Dancer, Choreographer, Pilates and Gyrotonic® Instructor, and skilled in related Body-Mind-Spirit techniques. She combines different approaches to address the whole person in their emotional, cognitive, social interactions and physical conditions. Her aim is to create the space where her clients heal themselves and find a healthy balance, a sense of wholeness.

I grew up on a farm in Austria with seven siblings. Being part of a big family and working on the farm colored my life.

Since my childhood, I have felt a deep connection with organic movements in Nature. I have always loved exploring it as part of the physical and nonphysical body, and how it influences the mind. I experience the ease and order of all being and the beauty within. Like the wind sweeping over the grass, a stone dropping in water … finding the active and passive movement  in Nature, in all Relationships between living beings.

At the age of 19 I joined the convent of Don Bosco in search of a deeper meaning of life and profoundness of being. During that time I worked as a social educator with children and adults in the field of education and performing arts. When I got in touch with the Rosalia Chladek® dance technique I was ushered into an exciting world of movement.

After 14 years, I left the convent and moved to New York. I studied various Dance Techniques, Somatic Movement, Anatomy, Pilates and Gyrotonic/kinesis®. I expanded my knowledge through therapeutic trainings: Shiatsu, Cranio Sacral, Pranic Healing and Matrix Transformation, various healing techniques. I also deepened  my understanding of the mind-body connection through the Systemic Constellation Work training and by becoming a Life Coach.

Throughout my life I have searched for a deeper understanding of existence and purpose. I feel it is my calling to share and to touch lives through my knowledge, wisdom and artistic work and simply by seeing, listening and being.

Movement Education
Advanced training in Body-Mind-Centering® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen | New York, USA

2005 – 2008
Continue education in Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotonic® | Austria and New York, USA
Kinesthetic Anatomy and the Physiology of Motion with Irene Dowd | New York, USA
Frankling Method® Feet and Legs workshop with Eric Franklin | New York, USA
Embodied Anatomy™ & Yoga Program with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen: The School for Body-Mind Centering® | New York, USA
Workshop with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen: The School for Body-Mind Centering® | Hungary

2002 – 2004
Certification of Apprenticeship in Gyrokinesis® Level I with Juliu Horvath | New York, USA

2000 – 2001
Matrix Transformation with Birgit M. Wolf | Vienna, Austria

Pilates Teacher Training for mat and equipment at the Kane School of Core Integration in NY. Human Anatomy Intensive Dissection Workshop with Gil Hedley | New Jersey, USA

Therapeutic Holistic Education
2019 – 2020
Central Channel Course with Saul Goodman at Shin Tai International | Pipersville PA, USA

2016 – 2017
Life Coach Certification Training: The Life Purpose Institute | New York, USA

Special Workshops in Kinesiology in the International Academy for Physioenergetik with Raphael van Assche, MSc D.O.  | Vienna, Austria
Touch for Health Level I with Christian Rieder | Vienna, Austria
Continue Education in Systemic Constellation work with Kristine Alex | Germany

2013 – 2014
Trained in Immune Response and Somatic Emotional Release through Craniosacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute | New York, USA

Matrix Transformation with Birgit M. Wolf | Vienna, Austria

Spiritual-systemic Structural Constellation work with Siegfried Essen, Branka Devcic | Vienna, Austria
Continued education in systemic Structural Constellation with Insa Sparrer and Matthias Varga von Kibéd, founders of the SySt-Institut
| Piran, Croatia
Renate Daimler and Ute Hargasser | Vienna, Austria

2002 – 2004
Shiatsu in pregnancy at the International School of Shiatsu | Graz, Austria
Pranic Healing courses with Burgi Sedlak | Vienna, Austria and Graz, Austria
CranioSacral Therapy Level I and Level II: Institut Upledger | New York, USA and Austria

2001 – 2003
Shiatsu training with Diploma at the International School of Shiatsu | Graz, Austria

Dance Education
Dance Performance Workshop with Laurie DeVito | New York, USA

dance workshop with David Dorfman at Dancespace | New York, USA

Certificate in Simonson Technique with Lynn Simonson at Dance Space Center | New York, USA

Various dance trainings in Grahamschool, Limonschool, Horton Technique and Simonson Technique at Dance Space | New York, USA

Certificate in Chladek® Dance System with Ute Buehler and Ingrid Giel | Vienna, Austria and France, Strasbourg
Dance and movement education for children by Ute Bühler | Tanzraum, Wiesbaden, Germany

modern dance workshops with Angelika Szlezak | Vienna, Austria

Work experience
2015 – 2018
Workshops and private sessions at Moving Body Resources, Getting Better Bodywork, Omega Dance, Balance Arts Center, Active Care Physical Therapy, Erika Bloom Pilates Studio | New York, USA

2011 – 2014
Workshops and private sessions at 
Movements Afoot | New York, USA 

2005 – 2011
Owner/Provider of an Independent Therapeutic Services  | Vienna, Austria                                                                 Pilates and Gyrokinesis Instructor at Bolzano Dance Festival | Bolzano, Italy

2004 – 2007
Movement and Dance Therapist at Kane School of Core Integration | New York, USA

2001 – 2004
Pilates and Gyrokinesis/Gyrotonic Instructor and Shiatsu therapist in diverse Fitness Center | Vienna, Austria

1995 – 1998
Social worker/educator and Artistic Manager at Don Bosco Schools and Parish St. Paulus | Austria