We hope to provide you with a wide range of class and instructor options so that you can find what works for you. If there is something you would like to see on our schedule please let us know and we will see what we can do.
Kristin Jamieson, PT, Instructor and urban holistic co-founder
About her PT Style: "I believe that people are empowered through knowledge. Whether it is simply that they finally understand why their shoulder hurts every time it gets just above 90 degrees, or the role and importance of something called fascial tissue. When a person truly understands why it is that something is inflamed, how it got to be that way, and ways that will help it get better, they can be more in control of their healing. My mission is to first help people get out of pain through the use of functional manual therapy. I use a hands on approach combining soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point and active release, and muscle energy techniques to first release and realign the body. Once we have freed up mechanical restrictions we begin the process of strengthening and stabilizing, retraining unhealthy movement patterns and habits, and coming to a place of whole system-wide healing. I have a vision of a world where everyone has a solid understanding of how their body works and what it needs to feel good and function optimally. Where every person has the tools to help themselves feel better in their body."
Kristin is a Physical Therapist and Founder of WIT (Wellness Integration Tools: a San Francisco based wellness and education consulting company), and co-owner of Urban Holistic LLC. After obtaining her Bachelors from the University of Colorado, Boulder Kristin relocated to the Bay Area. It was a love of science that brought her to San Francisco where she worked as a researcher at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, UCSF Department of Neurology intent on getting a PhD in Neuroscience. After several years in the lab it became clear that her calling was to work with people. She followed up her undergraduate degree with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences.
She returned to the Bay Area, this time with her husband and son, and has been practicing Manual Physical Therapy and teaching Pilates since 2003.
She founded the company WIT (Wellness Integration Tools) in 2016 with the goal of being able to reach more than one person at a time. Over the years she has developed a method that combines many different areas of study to provide what she believes to be an easily attainable path to wellness. Her mission is to educate people about their bodies and the fascial network, provide tools to unlock awareness and promote healing, and to create a culture of prevention.
Kate began her study of Taiji in 1990, becoming a senior student of Chen Style Hunyuan Taijiquan under Master Zhang Xuexin in 2010. While studying with Master Zhang she received instruction in Hunyuan Qigong, Chan Si Gong (Silk Reeling Exercises), short Hunyuan form (24), Chen Yi Lu form (83) and Er Lu (71) form, 24 Cannon Fist and Taiji sword forms. At the recommendation of Master Zhang, she began teaching in his class at Golden Gate Park and at such institutions as the UCSF Medical Center, including the Mount Zion Cancer Center and the San Francisco Richmond YMCA. She has familiarized herself with other movement modalities including Yoga, Feldenkrais and the Alexander Technique.