Jill Ableson, Founder, Practitioner Trainer & Practitioner

Jill’s somatic journey began in 1990 after an emergency c-section which led her to see Michael Reams (Seattle), Certified Rolfer®, to help recover from that experience. These sessions and Bill Moyers’ Healing and the Mind and the research of Candace Pert PhD, were the catalyst for pursuing her Certification at the Rolf® Institute. The concept of Structural Reality–Dr. Rolf’s organizing principle–is the foundation of the Rolf® training.

While completing her training, Jill was curious about a more dynamic process; how to actively engage the client in collaborating with the practitioner, instead of the practitioner imposing a treatment upon the client. Jill sought a more cooperative model that would enlist client participation in the work. Annie Duggan and Janie French, Duggan/French Approach (DFA), were instructors at the Rolf® Institute who pursued this avenue apart from the Institute. Jill studied DFA, became a Certified Practitioner and Instructor and worked with Annie and Janie for over 13 years in Seattle, WA and Barcelona, Spain.

In 2006, integrating structural principles, while focusing on a collaborative, dynamic approach to creating somatic structural integrity that focuses on client empowerment, Jill partnered with Martine Dedek to develop Somatic Personal Resonance Education SPRe®, bringing the theory and practice to its current evolution. In 2017, the Secretary of Health granted SPRe® approval to the Somatic Education Training Program in the State of Washington.

Jill has a private practice at Studio Evolve, Seattle, WA.
Contact Jill: 206.957.7773 or spre.jill(at)

Martine Dedek, Co-Founder, Practitioner Trainer & Practitioner

After completing her degree in Psychology and Sociology, Martine felt something was missing about her knowledge of the human mind and body. She pursued multiple movement therapies, including Pilates, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, and Yamuna Body Rolling. However, mind and body were not successfully linked until she discovered, DFA, a somatic approach that includes the physical and emotional body. After completing the DFA certification she continued her journey and partnered with Jill Ableson for the development of SPRe®. Together they have brought to work to its current evolution as a licensed Somatic Education Training Program.

Martine has a private practice at Studio Evolve, Seattle, WA.
Contact Martine: 206.547.5116 or martine(at)

Andrea Burchak, Practitioner-Trainer-In-Training & Practitioner

Andrea is interested in working collaboratively with clients to help them decompress their body and enliven their system! This means that each session is highly personalized to facilitate small changes over time so you can see and feel big results in the long-term.

Andrea has a private practice at Studio Evolve, Seattle, WA.

Contact Andrea: 206.724.2748 or andreaburchak(at)

Joy Walker, Practitioner

I was struck with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age, and began to deal with my illness through the clinical context of western medicine. Dissatisfied with only this perspective, however, I pursued work with Jill Ableson, founder of Somatic Personal Resonance in the Northwest, and together it became evident that the RA was also a descriptor of aspects of my home of origin, manifested through my body. I approached the RA as a real disease, but pursued treatment through western medicine and self-discovery. Finding the true attachment between what happened to me, and how caring for the RA was actually a re-caring of myself, was empowering, and allowed me to gain more of myself as well as a greater ease in my body and out in the world. Healing didn’t just happened to me but was an engaged, relational process. Understanding the importance of pursuing the health and recovery of mind and body, and that we are all dynamic and multifaceted individuals, is what makes me uniquely qualified to help clients in their journey of health and self-discovery. I completed the SPRe training in 2018. I have a private practice at Studio Evolve.

To  make an appointment, please contact me at 206.412.0568, or, joy.spre(at)



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