Barbara Karlsen is a transformational teacher. She holds a Master’s degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. She has been studying Continuum with Emilie Conrad since 1991. She is presently pursuing a PhD in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her main areas of interest are the four key pre-verbal developmental stages of conception, prenatal, birth and attachment and the role of developmental movement in healing.