Natalie Makardish, MA, RYT

Availability – Thursday mornings & afternoons, Marina/Cow Hollow

How I work

My work focuses on the integration of mind and body through a collaborative journey of  somatic and Jungian-inspired art therapies. I believe in loving ourselves in our darkest spaces; embracing the strength of our shadows; and redirecting that negative energy toward a resilient, empowered Self. I support my clients in exploring their relationship with their behavior. Through compassionate guidance, they are able to view and better understand their unconscious intentions. Creating the space for change and a more conscious, intentional, and nourishing life.

Degrees & Education

  • Master’s Degree, Depth Psychology, Sonoma State University
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology and Dance, Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine
  • Yoga Teacher Certification, RYT 200, Embody Truth San Francisco
  • Dance Movement Therapy, Rainbowdance, Sonoma

Training & Experience

My training bridges the multifaceted relationships of movement, therapy, performance and psychology. For over five years, I have worked clinically within intensive and outpatient eating disorder treatment programs as a behavioral health counselor and facilitated groups such as dance/movement exploration,
somatic healing and awareness, gardening and nurturing the body, meditation through active imagination and meal groups.

I have performed professionally in theater and dance companies and teach dance technique, choreography, and performance to students of all experiences and ages for over a decade. As a dance studio artistic director, I have designed curriculum and performance productions. Through this work, I have developed my own restorative movement vocabulary to foster growth and healing for my clients.


View Natalie’s Choreography Work

Revolt Choreography