At 70 years old, Ashland resident Angie Thusius is her own best example of the benefits of Kentro Body Balance, a system of movements she developed for the most practical of reasons: to heal herself and improve her own quality of life.
It began with catastrophe.
In 1972, while living in Paris with her husband, Thusius fell down two flights of marble stairs, fracturing her sacrum and coccyx.
"This began 10 years of chronic pain, consulting the best physicians and therapists in France and England with very minimal results," explains Thusius. "I had to give up my career as an artist because sitting and bending caused more pain than I could tolerate."
In an attempt to help herself, Thusius became a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Yoga Institute in Paris. Still in pain while teaching, she noticed that some students needed more help than those techniques could offer. So she moved in her own direction.