SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018 at West Chester University

The Movement Paradigm Summit is a multi-disciplinary event focusing on mindset, nutrition,and movement . This uplifting and inspiring Summit will feature experts in many disciplines who will challenge the way you view your body and its movement potential. In a personalized hands on instructional setting, you will be exposed to unique and life changing movement philosophies .

Featured experts will include Psychologists, Dietitians, Physical Therapists, and Movement Specialists in the areas of:

  • Ballroom dance
  • Bodyweight
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Functional Medicine
  • Gymnastics
  • Kettlebells
  • Improv
  • Indian Clubs
  • Moving Meditation
  • Mindfulness & Movement
  • Meal Preparation
  • Mind-Body Integration
  • Nutrition
  • Pilates
  • Qi gong
  • Running
  • Steel Mace
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga


Location : West Chester University I Sturzebecker Gym I  855 South New Street West Chester, PA

: The lot outside of Sturzebecker Gym

Tickets: $75 | $ 25 for Students
To register, visit: The Movement Paradigm Registration Form 

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Arianne at

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8:00a – 2:00p Movement Exploration Sessions
* Participants will have the option of choosing one of two hands on movement sessions every 30 min
* Group mindset, nutrition, improv, and meditation sessions throughout the Summit

Schedule of events

8:00 am-9:00 am 

Intro by Dr. Arianne Missimer and 5 minute introduction of Featured Experts

9:00 am- 9:15 am

Dr. Arianne Missimer –Fascial Tensioning

9:15 am -9:45 am Session 1

Mitch Goldfarb -Tai Chi

Mike Panulla – Qi Gong

Brock Butler : Training Run-Specific Movement Patterns

Special Presentation:

Dr. Chris Karpinski and Stephanie -“Fight the Fire Within: How to reduce Inflammation through Food”

9:45 am-10:15 am Session 2

Dr. Chris Leib-Gymnastics

Dr. Arianne Missimer-Indian Clubs

******Special presentation *********

Don McCkown-Mindfulness

10:15-10:30 am “Mindset”

10:30 am -11:00 am Session 3

Joe Chaitkin-Steel Mace

Josh McManus-Qigong: “There is no Qi without Gong”

*****Special presentation *********

Dr. Kevin Turner—”A New perspective through unconventional medicine”

11:00 am -11:30 am Session 4

Andrea Littewood-Pilates

Jennifer Kreatsoulas-Yoga

Jessica Venezia-“Mindfulness Matters”

******Special presentation *********

Chris Drumheller-“Meal preparation made easy; how to set yourself up for success for the week”

11:30 am-12:00 pm Session 5

Valentine Hodgman-Ballroom Dance

Erika Tenenbaum –Yoga

Keli Laverty-Body Empowerment and Awareness

12:00 -12:30 pm  Intermittent Fasting -Dr. Arianne Missimer

Lunch –BYOHL (Bring your own healthy lunch)

12:30- 1:30 pm 

Angie Foster -Group Improv Session (GROUP SESSION)

1:30-2:00 pm Corina Schad “ Mind-Body Integration”

2:00p – 3:00p Networking with the Experts; Join us afterward with to network with the some of the professionals and students.

Dress code: Athletic attire …bring yoga mat if you have one!

Food: There will be water, coffee, tea, fruit , and healthy snacks. Please bring your own HEALTHY lunch or snacks for mindful eating.

Participant: 18 and older


Featured Experts

Dr. Arianne Missimer, Founder of the Movement Paradigm, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Registered Dietitian discussing Fascial Tensioning, Indian Clubs and Intermittent Fasting

Dr. Arianne Missimer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Registered Dietitian, Human Movement Specialist, RYT-250, and Cancer Exercise Specialist. She is a Founder of the Movement Paradigm, an integrative health facility focusing on mindset, nutrition, and movement blending Eastern and Western philosophies, rooted in neuroscience, functional medicine, and movement science.  She holds numerous movement–based certifications and is also trained in meditation, neurolinguistic programming, mindfulness, and yoga. She was awarded the “2015 NSCA Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year” and the “2011 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year.” In addition to being a TEDX and keynote speaker, she presents nationally and internationally in the areas of movement science.  As a cancer survivor, mover, athlete, and America Ninja Warrior competitor herself, she is determined to help you lead your best life through powerful dietary interventions, movement, sleep, and mindset reframing techniques to empower you to heal your body, alleviate inflammation, and live with vitality.

Dr. Kevin Turner, DC, CCEP, CGP, CF-L2, functional medicine practitioner, chiropractor, and wellness expert

Dr. Kevin Turner, DC, CCEP, CGP, CF-L2, functional medicine practitioner, chiropractor, and wellness expert is also a husband to his wife Ashley and the father of three amazing girls.  Dr. Kevin has practiced in southeastern PA for the last eight years and loves to teach and equip his patients on how to live a vibrant and healthy life with the most natural approach possible.  Along with running his practice, Restorative Chiropractic and Functional Wellness Center, he is also a featured speaker at businesses, events, and organizations throughout the area.



Chris Drumheller, Owner of P3 Nutrition and Chef

Chris received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinary Sports Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.  He possesses 11 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and began his career in sports as a Nutrition Intern at the University of Alabama in the Spring of 2012 with their National Championship Football Team.

 Chris was subsequently recruited by the Atlanta Braves in the Fall of 2012. He created daily menus based on specific nutrition needs for the Braves’ players and produced up to three health-conscious meals per day for the entire squad for all regular-season home games and during spring training. He set up programs for the Braves Organization to utilize local farms, butchers and other vendors for all of the produce and products for the meals prepared.

Chris has continued to expand his Athletic and Nutrition expertise by becoming an OPEX CCP and USAW L1 Coach with Opex Upper Mainline in Paoli Pennsylvania.

His dream has always been to open his own business providing health conscious meals perfectly portioned for professional and amateur athletes, busy parents and the average Joe.

Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is certified yoga therapist, author, and inspirational speaker

Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is an inspirational speaker and author of Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship With Your Body (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2018). Jennifer provides yoga therapy via online and in person at YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA, and leads yoga therapy groups at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia. She teaches workshops, retreats, and specialized trainings for clinicians, professionals, and yoga teachers. Jennifer is a partner with the Yoga & Body Image Coalition and writes for Yoga Journal and other influential blogs. She has appeared on Fox29 news and has been featured in the Huffington PostReal Woman Magazine, Medill Reports Chicago,, and the ED Matters Podcast. Connect with

Valentine Hodgman, Ballroom Dance Expert

Valentine began competitive ballroom dancing at the age of 17.  After six years of competing in 10-dance, he decided to specialize in International Standard.

In 2005, Valentine headed to London England to study with some of the best ballroom teachers in the world.  Upon returning to the U.S., he captured the Amateur North Eastern Championships and placed in the finals at many prestigious competitions across the States.

Valentine has been teaching and coaching for a number of years.  Students under his study have completed various goals such as medal testing in the syllabus, performing in showcases, dancing socially, preparing for a wedding, and training to compete.  His competitive students have placed in the finals and won scholarship awards at various competitions, including the Ohio Star Ball.

Many BlueBallRoom students enjoy his attention to detail, his energy and advanced knowledge of technique and styling, making them better partners.

Jessica Venezia, Owner of Mindfulness Matters and Mindfulness Educator

Jessica Venezia is a speaker, educator and promoter of the power and importance of mindfulness in today’s society. She received her Masters in Public Health, with a focus on Integrative Medicine from West Chester University. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelors of Human Science from Chestnut Hill College and an Associates in Human Services from Montgomery County Community College, with a focus on drug and alcohol abuse. Mindfulness Matters offers workshops on how to how to manage stress, build self-acceptance, instill kindness and gratitude in our daily lives and most importantly, provide you with the vital skills they need to thrive in the modern world.

Dr. Christine Karpinski, Exercise Physiologist and Registered Dietitian

Dr. Christine Karpinski is an exercise physiologist and registered dietitian and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the department of Nutrition at West Chester University.  Chris earned her BS at West Chester University in exercise science and played field hockey and lacrosse.  She earned her Master’s degree from Immaculata University and her PhD from Rutgers University with her doctoral research project involving the athletes at WCU.  In addition to her teaching and Chair responsibilities, she provides nutrition education and services to the athletes at WCU and mentors undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in sports nutrition, and is a preceptor for Dietetic Interns wishing to do a sports nutrition rotation.  Chris served on the Executive Committee of SCAN as the Director of Sports Dietetics – USA (SD-USA) from June 2013-May 2016. She is a member of ACSM, PINES, and CPSDA.  She has presented many times to many different groups on the topic of providing collegiate sports nutrition services on a budget, advocating for the critical need of sports dietitians in all college programs.  She is the editor-in-chief for “Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals”, 6th edition, which was just published in September 2017.  Chris enjoys working out, hiking, playing golf, gardening, and watching almost any sport.

Brock Butler, Owner of Run Expression and Running Coach

Brock is an athletic coach and elite competitor who focuses on running events from 1-mile track races up to 100-mile ultramarathons. He won the 40+ masters division at the Philadelphia Marathon in 2017, the Blues Cruise 50K Trail Ultra race the same year, and the USATF Masters 3000m Indoor nationals and Cherry Blossom 10 mile race in 2018.

Brock’s passion is helping athletes of all ages gain satisfaction and confidence by fully expressing their potential as a runner. He started Run Expression, Team Run Xpress, and the Runner’s Toolkit to provide athlete education, coaching services, and a social community in the Philly region.

Joe Chaitkin, Owner of Align and Fit-EDU, Educator, and Steel Mace Expert

Joe has a passion for helping his clients move, feel, and perform better. Align Fitness’ philosophy and concept is a Image.png-3culmination of everything he has learned over the last 18 years.  The Align Fitness Community has been founded to provide Delaware and Chester Counties a facility to help improve overall wellness through education and hard work while having fun.

  • B.S., M.S. in Exercise Physiology from WCU
  • 4 years teaching at the university level ( Cabrini University, Immaculata University, WCU
  • 15 years experience personal training
  • 5 certifications (CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FMS, CGFI, Master CKC Kettlebell Coach, Master CBC Barbell Coach)
  • 9 years experience in golf fitness training
  • Specialization in working with clients after orthopedic injuries
  • Co-Owner and Founder of Fit EDU, an educational company for fitness professionals and physical therapists where he designs and teaches educational seminars


Dr. Chris Leib, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bodyweight Expert

Chris Leib is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with nearly a decade of experience in treating movement dysfunctions and enhancing human performance. Dr. Leib has a versatile movement background with a variety of certifications as both a physical therapist and fitness professional. Combining the worlds of therapy and fitness, Chris is uniquely qualified to help you get the most out of your body, while allowing you to sustain optimal physical health and longevity. Chris considers physical activity a vital process to being a complete human being and is passionate about helping others maximize their movement potential.


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Scranton, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) via the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cert. MDT) via the McKenzie Institute of America , Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) via Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars, StrongFirst Girya Level 2 (SFG II) Kettlebell Instructor, Certificate as Crossfit Level 1 Coach, Certificate as Crossfit Mobility Coach, Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified, Certified Functional Range Release (FRR) Provider (Spine, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified, Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1 Practitioner, Y Balance Test CertifiedCertified in the Fundamental Capacity Screen (FCS), Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 Certified, Certified Level 1 Pilates Reformer i, nstructor via Just B Movement Arts

Erika Tenebaum,  Certified Yoga Therapist and Aesthetician

Erika Tenenbaum is IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, ERYT YACEP, with two decades of teaching experience. She is a licensed Aesthetician, practicing for over 20 years and is also a manual lymphatic drainage massage practitioner. Erika is a firm believer in the tenets of yogic tradition, she relishes the opportunity to share her yoga vision and experience with her students.



Corina Schad, licensed, board certified Massage Therapist and certified “Awakening to Presence Coach”

Corina Schad of “Presence in Mind and Body” is a licensed, board certified Massage Therapist and certified “Awakening to Presence Coach”. Corina has a deep passion and sense for the integral connection of the human organism and psyche, which can be described as the working together of the body’s Fascial web and the Nervous System. Corina works with physical injury, tension patterns from overuse and compensation, but also with compensatory sensory-motor patterns that result from early experiences and emotional trauma. She supports people in working through stressful responses to past and present situations and the ensuing thought and habit patterns so that they can one again live with a relaxed Nervous System and an open, present moment awareness. In the past Corina also trained and worked as a Music Therapist and lived and supported children and adults with special needs in residential settings for nearly three decades. While working with this population and during her training as “Awakening to Presence coach” with Michael Fleming, she studied and worked directly with developmental psychology, physiology and pathology and collaborated with groups of therapists and doctors. All her training and experiences with different therapies and populations over the years have contributed to her integrative approach today.

Angie Foster, Clowning facilitator, Actress, Director, and Teacher

Nancy Coe Photography-198_76A8875 (1)Angie Foster is a clowning facilitator, actress, director, and teacher.  As an actress she trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and later with Andre Gregory in New York.   She has performed in two Broadway shows as well as off-Broadway, in repertory theatre around the U.S. and most recently in the Philadelphia area. She is on the team of Nose to Nose of North America.  She facilitates clowning workshops in Kimberton, Philadelphia, New York, Vermont, and California. Clowning combines her passion for improvisation and theatre, her quest for what it is to be human, and the discovery of freedom through play.



Josh McManus, Certified Medical Qi Gong Practitioner

Josh McManus grew up locally in Coatesville Pennsylvania. From an early age he had a passion for understanding “what made things work”. This ultimately led him to a degree in mechanical engineering. Following school Josh has been fortunate enough to spend nearly 15 years working for Depuy Synthes where he designs surgical implants for orthopedic trauma and degenerative conditions. This has been a particularly rewarding job as it combines engineering with the ability to help people in need.

At the age of 10 Josh’s father made the decision “try out” karate at a local school. Within months it seemed apparent that karate might be a lifelong pursuit for him. After training for more than two decades, Josh was fortunate enough to meet a number of martial artists that had skills far exceeding his own. Intrigued by their seemingly effortless skill, he began to understand that the highest level of martial arts skill requires an in-depth understanding of Asian healing, wellness and mindfulness practices. This led him to embark on 6 years of formal study in Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy. Josh is now a certified Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner and is excited about the opportunity to share the benefits of eastern mind/body exercises and methods with others.

Mitch Goldfarb, Professor at WCU , owner of Tai Chi Arts School and Tai Chi Expert

Prof_Mitch_GoldfarbMitch Goldfarb is a Professor at West Chester University in the Kinesiology Department. He received the “Honors Outstanding Faculty Award” from West Chester University’s Honors College. Mitch is an integral part of a team of professors from the Department of Health and the Department of Kinesiology that have created a minor degree program in Contemplative Studies. Professor Goldfarb continues to lead Corporate Wellness Programs in the business community. Previous programs include
work with Allstate Insurance, Universalist Unitarian Ministers Association, Heartland Hospice, Coatesville VA Hospital, Temenos Retreat Center, MEDecision, the County of Chester, Saint-Gobain North America, and others. He also teaches at various Wellness Centers and facilities in the greater Philadelphia area. His teaching background includes over three decades instructing at various Philadelphia area colleges and universities. Mitch is a member of the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Organization. In addition to Tai Chi,Mitch is certified in alternative/complementary healing as a Reiki Master and Master Instructor in the Usui System of Natural Healing. Mitch’s studies of Tai Chi Form, Tai Chi Sword, Qi Gong and Push Hands include work with Grand Master Maggie Newman (New York), Grand Master Ed Young (New York), Grand Master Benjamin Lo (California), Grand Master Dr. Tao Ping-Sang (Taiwan), and Grand Master William C. C. Chen (New York). All the Grand Masters were life students of
Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing, the person responsible for developing the most popular form of Tai Chi, the Simplified 37-Posture Short Yang Form. Mitch is a member of David-Dorian Ross’s inaugural studies of Taiji Zen 太极禅, Jet Li’s new program based on the original writings of Zhang San-feng. This form has only been taught inside China prior to 2014. David-Dorian Ross is one of only two Master Instructors in this style in the world. Professor Goldfarb’s CD “Do Less – Achieve More,” a Guided
Instruction for the Simplified 37-Posture Short Yang Form, is used in West Chester University as an audio textbook.

Ion (Johny) Postolachi, Ballroom Dance Expert at the Blue Ballroom

He joins us from Moldova where he trained as a competitive dancer since he was a young child. He has achieved numerous accolades and titles, such as:

  • Graduate of the World Reknowned Team Diablo DanceSport Institute of Italy, the home studio of the WDSF Technical Manuals for Standard and Latin.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from the University Babes-Bolyai with a specialty in Physical Education in Sports, Cluj-Napoca, Moldova
  • Graduate of Sport High School, Baia Mare, Romania
  • 2013 WDSF Rising Star Finalist (Trofeo, Italy)
  • 2012 Belgium DanceSport Federation Standard Champion
  • 2012 German Open Rising Star Standard – top 21
  • 2012 Bassano Open (Italy) WDSF Rising Star Champion
  • 2011 Bratislava Open WDSF Rising Star – Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 German Open Adult Standard – top 9
  • Member of the Romanian Competitive DanceSport Team
  • Technical Exam Certified WDSF Standard

Language Skills: English, Romanian, Russian, Italian

Johny first visited the USA in 2015 to cheer for his friends Florin and Natalia at the USA Dance Nationals.  During the event, he befriended Ken Richards and was given a chance to visit the BlueBallRoom and study the Social Dance Education program at the studio.  At that time, he became enamored with the experience, the students and the program designed to help non-dancers learn to enjoy dancing…

Soon thereafter he began his application for a working visa and was granted recognition as a unique educator in dance due to his expertise in sports education with the latest technical aspects of dance, being used by the top couples in Europe today.

Johny is now dedicated to helping the BlueBallRoom students grow in their dancing – whether they are beginners, wedding couples, showcase performers or competitive dancers.  Join one of his classes or schedule a private lesson today.

Andrea Littlewood, Owner of Bodemotion and Pilates Expert

Andrea Littlephoto-1wood is the owner and primary instructor at BodEmotion Pilates & Therapeutic Fitness studio in Chester Springs, PA. She has been teaching as a professionally certified Pilates instructor for over 17 years. She is nationally certified with the Pilates Method Alliance and graduate of the Kathleen Grant Heritage Training. She is an honors graduate of the Boulder College of Massage, a Barefoot Training Specialist, and FMS certified. She is a committed seeker of groundbreaking information and techniques in the field of mind body science.  Her intense interest in anatomy and movement mechanics has led her to an amalgamation of present day innovative works along with traditional Pilates methodology.

Her integrated and varied background reflects long term interest in the relationship movement modalities have to everyday performance. She wishes her work to inspire clients to go beyond their perceived limitations, and to expand movement potential with a focus on quality over quantity that leads to joint and tissue integrity. One of Andrea’s biggest passions is for breaking through previously held beliefs around aging and human body capabilities as we age. Don’t grow older, grow bolder!

Don McCown, PhD, Mindfulness Expert

Don McCown is associate professor of health, co-director of the Center for Contemplative Studies, and program director for the undergraduate minors in Contemplative Studies and Health Sciences at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He has been lecturer in the School of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and Director of Mindfulness at Work Programs at the Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine. He holds a PhD from Tilburg University, an MSS from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and a Master of Applied Meditation Studies degree from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. He has participated in professional training under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and has completed the most advanced teacher training in MBSR at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He maintains a practice of mindfulness-based psychotherapy and teaches in the post graduate marriage and family therapy program at Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. His primary research interests include the pedagogy of mindfulness in clinical applications and higher education, applications of complementary and integrative medicine in the community, and the contemplative dimensions of the health humanities.

 Mike Panulla, Owner of Magnus Karate and Qi Gong

IMG_4400Master Mike Pannulla is the Owner and Head Instructor of Magnus Karate, LLC located in West Chester, PA. Currently he holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in the Korean Karate-Do style of Tang Soo Do (promoted May 2008). Master Pannulla has been a passionate and dedicated student of the arts since October of 1995 under the direction of his teacher and mentor, Sabomnim John McManus. Master Pannulla has also received instruction in Tang Soo Do, Japanese/Okinawan Karate-Do, and Kobudo from Master Lee Clarkson of Milford, DE.

After achieving his fourth degree black belt rank (2008) Master Pannulla spent the following four years traveling and studying with multiple instructors. During his initial time of exploration Master Pannulla was exposed to and trained in Shotokan Karate, Goju Ryu Karate, Shorin Ryu Karate, and Okinawan Kobudo. At the present time he continues to travel and study with like minded martial artists. Master Pannulla has also competed in and won numerous local, regional, national, and international championships during his martial training career.

Master Pannulla is an advocate for allowing students to have the ability to critically think while in the classroom, and believes his purpose as a martial educator is to act as guide and a source of motivation. For this reason he chooses to teach all of the classes that are offered at Magnus Karate each week. He is proud to say that his passions are teaching, studying, and training in Karate on a daily basis. Master Pannulla is a native of the Greater Philadelphia area, living in Coatesville, PA for most of his life.

In 2006, he earned a B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Master Pannulla has also studied Physical Education and Health at West Chester University in West Chester, PA.

Keli Laverty, BC-DMT, LPC
We all move from our first breath and this power can be harnessed to create meaningful experiences towards healing. In Dance/Movement Therapy, we use the body, which is never in the past or future, as a therapeutic tool to help clients become aware of their present physical, cognitive and emotional states. Building a relationship with the body, we practice techniques to empower clients to embrace living in their bodies and connecting to their whole self.  

Keli has over 15 years of experience working with clients using Dance/Movement Therapy to help embrace their true selves.   She has worked at hospitals, treatment centers and schools specializing with Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Addiction.  She is a Nationally Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She has a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College, Chicago and a BA from Cornell University in Biology, Psychology and Society.  We cannot just think our way to change, we need to move it!

Dance/Movement Therapy provides opportunities to engage our bodies in the moment, as well as  opportunities to translate these experiences to our outside life.  Whether you are looking to release stress, have a more positive body image, or work through a variety of mental and emotional issues, a body empowerment session is for you!