Director

Mark Olson, Ph.D.
Mark Olson, Ph.D.Director

Mark Olson, Ph.D., LMT has an M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, specializing in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuropsychology and Neuroanatomy from the University of Illinois where he studied memory, attention, and eye movements.  He is the owner and director of the Pacific Center for Awareness & Bodywork in Kaua`i, the former director of the Massage Therapy Program at Pioneer Pacific College in Oregon, and a former instructor of massage, anatomy, and neuroscience for numerous bodywork and yoga programs in Hawaii and the West Coast.  He is also an aquatic therapist, lomilomi instructor, and a published author.  He volunteers his time as both the Vice-President of Kauai Path, the Project Manager for the Kauai Food Forest, and on the board at Alaka`i O Kaua`i Public Charter School.  In his classes, Mark integrates his knowledge of the affective neuroscience and somatic psychology with his desire for a more peaceful and compassionate world. 

Faculty

Brad Kammer
Brad KammerInstructor

Brad Kammer, MFT, LPCC, SEP, NMP, is a somatic psychotherapist, consultant, educator, and college professor living in Northern California. Brad is on faculty as a psychology professor at Mendocino College and the graduate psychology program at Sonoma State University. He is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and NeuroAffective Relational Model Practitioner (NMP), as well as consultant and teacher in both of these models for working with trauma. He has been involved in bringing Somatic Experiencing to various communities around the world, including survivors of Hurricane Katrina, mainland China, and a year working with refugees in Asia. Brad’s current passion is in bridging the fields of Somatic Psychology and Interpersonal Neurobiology, where he teaches internationally on the integration of working with shock and developmental trauma. Brad’s focus on working with developmental-attachment-relational trauma is informed by the years he worked in community mental health with at-risk youth and their families, working internationally with populations of transgenerational trauma, and in his private practice with individuals, couples, and groups.  Brad is inspired by the spirit of human resiliency and views trauma healing as a vehicle for personal and social transformation.  www.body-mindtherapy.com

Michael Polon
Michael PolonInstructor

After almost 20 years of study Michael Polon still has the same beginner’s excitement when it comes to exploring the art, science, theory and practice of Rolfing® Structural Integration. He began studying at The Rolf Institute in 1998 and began teaching in 2001. Through consistent curiosity and study from within and outside the field of Structural Integration, Michael is passionate about updating the understanding of how anatomy, physiology, movement, posture, pain, therapeutic alliance and healing all come together in our work.

Michael Hamm
Michael HammInstructor

I’ve taught anatomy, research literacy, and technique in Seattle and around the US for the last 12 years.  I’ve served as a committee chair, trustee, and conference presenter with the Massage Therapy Foundation.  I serve as clinical director for a busy medical massage clinic, and sometimes I publish articles on massage therapy and fascia research.  When not moving in these capacities, I make music.

Daniel Alexanyan
Daniel AlexanyanInstructor

With a BA in Astronomy and Philosophy and an MA in Philosophy and Religion with a focus on Cosmology and Consciousness, Daniel brings an informed and well rounded perspective to the classroom. Having studied Rosen Method, Sports Lomi Lomi, Cranio Sacral and all that PCAB has to offer a couple times over, Daniel’s style is a holistic blend of slow deep bodywork informed mostly by structural integration and neuromuscular trigger point and a massive dollop of presence. For more information on Daniel please go to evolveawareness.massageplanet.com

Eve Dion
Eve DionInstructor

Eve Dion is a certified Structural Integration practitioner, a Hawaii-state licensed massage therapist, and a bodywork instructor at the Pacific Center of Awareness and Bodywork. She has training in varied awareness and meditative practices, and holds a certification in hypnotherapy counseling. She specializes in therapeutic bodywork that addresses the interconnectedness of the body as a whole and fluid entity, as well as the interconnectedness of the body-mind-spirit. Her passion for the bodywork she practices and teaches stems from her own personal transformations, those she witnesses in her clients, and her constant awe at the depth and intricacies of structural and deep fascial bodywork. Her work and life has been, and continues to be, shaped by many wonderful teachers and mentors. An alumni of PCAB, she was blessed to have spent multiple years training in and out of the classroom with Lee Joseph in an array of bodywork, meditative, psychological, and presence-centered therapies and modalities. Eve continues an ongoing mentorship with certified Rolfer, chiropractor, and EASE founder Jason Rabineau. She spends several weeks to several months each year studying Buddha Dharma with her dear teacher Lama Mark Webber who blends Eastern lineage knowledge with Western science and contemporary life. She grew up in Northern California where she spent most of her time in the water (swimming; surfing; water polo; and in summers, relishing her time in the Tuolumne river near Yosemite) and got her BA in Women’s Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Her greatest joy is the feeling of connectedness — to others, to nature, to self. She is quick to cry, quick to forgive, and hard-pressed to pass up the opportunity for a talking muffin joke.

Kellie Berns
Kellie BernsInstructor

Kellie Berns, E-RYT, CMT, LMT, AOIS Certified, graduated from Smith College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 2004. Upon graduation she decided to pursue her love for meditation and the healing arts as opposed to continuing on with formal western education. Kellie found yoga and meditation while in college and she has been a student of hatha yoga and meditation ever since for the past 15 years. She spent three years living in India and Nepal where she deepened into her meditative practices and understanding of eastern Philosophy under the guidance of Tibetan Buddhist teachers, as well as Jaya Ashmore and Ajay Singh of Open Dharma.  Her desire to know more about the body, the healing arts, and consciousness led her to study at the Pacific Center of Awareness and Bodywork in 2009.  Kellie continued to apprentice under Lee Joseph the former director and founder of PCAB for the following 3 years.  Kellie has also studied under the guidance of Hugh Milne, Jenny Otto, Elien Muir, and Summer Sobin. Kellie currently lives in Philadelphia during the summer and fall where she co-teaches a Yoga Teacher Training, maintains a steady bodywork practice, is an organizer of the Unity Concert, and co-directs the Ahimsa house, a center for practices of peace, simple living and and conscious consumerism.  For more information on Kellie please go to kellieberns.com.

Ryan Mulnick
Ryan MulnickInstructor

Ryan grew up in the mountains of Idaho as the son of two chiropractors and holistic health care advocates. From day one, and continuing with his studies of bodywork, yoga, meditation, qigong, martial arts, psychotherapies, plant medicine and nature, his understanding of wellness and healing is ever present and continuing to grow. A graduate of PCAB, Ryan is deeply grateful to have worked intimately in the following years with his mentor and friend, Lee Joseph. Since then, his continuing studies have included Visionary Craniosacral Work, Structural Integration with numerous SI teachers and practitioners, Ving Tsun kung fu, parenting, and most recently, Somatic Experiencing (SE). Ryan has taught the SI portion of the program at PCAB since 2016 while practicing and teaching bodywork and yoga workshops in various states. Currently, in addition to finishing his long abandoned bachelor’s degree, training in SE, teaching, practicing, and being a father, he enjoys time in nature, mountain climbing, trail running, surfing, making music, and celebrating life in whatever way This Present Moment offers itself.

Maggie Simon
Maggie SimonInstructor

Maggie celebrates being in her body and enjoys helping others fully inhabit their own bodies. She facilitates individuals and groups in movement practices that emphasize proprioception, the body as experienced from within. Supporting people in developing their own inner mapping builds a foundation for them to have lasting positive change from bodywork. In her private bodywork practice Maggie explores the interface between structure (alignment) and function (movement). She has been advancing her understanding of the body through her studies at the Rolf Institute.