Body Oriented Psychotherapy through Movement Arts & Korean Bodywork & Heart Talk
Dancer | MA in Counseling Psychology | NASM Certified Personal Trainer | Registered Yoga Teacher | Korean Style Body Worker
Tess Yong is a body, mind and spirit practitioner and she knows the body as the medium for transformative alchemy and healing of the psyche. Her movement explorations and studies include Korean/Hawaiian/Modern/Ecstatic/Five Rhythms Dance , Yoga, Nia, Pilates, Maritial Arts, Western Style Body Sculpting, Gymnastic, and Inner Energy Movement through Pranayama. Tess is also certified in Korean Bodywork called, “Kyung Rak” which is highly regarded by medical professions in Korea.
During an early phase of her career, Tess competed in 13 fitness competitions nationally and internationally, and earned many titles. Her success in fitness competitions led her into television and film work as a fitness expert in Hawaii and her native Korea. She also served as a preventive health counselor for the Hawaiian Medical Service Association. In 2010, Tess relocated to Santa Fe, NM and created, produced and directed a few dance performances to raise money for orphan children in Nepal and Myanmar. From June 2015 to Feb 2017, Tess collaborated with Sunrise Springs Wellness Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She created a Movement Art and Functional Fitness department and taught yoga, movement meditation, personal training, and also did one to one and group movement therapy. In addition, she has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM.