Education and Experience

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Kinzie Eckstein, OTR/L, RYT-200

Occupational Therapist ~ Yoga Teacher ~ Life Coach

Education

  • 2003-2007 ~ B.S. in Kinesiology, Spanish Studies Minor. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

  • 2008-2011 ~ Masters in Occupational Therapy. University of St. Catherine’s, MN.

  • 2013-2018 ~ Life Coaching Practicioner. Learning Journeys International, MN.

  • 2015 ~ 230-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga Center of Minneapolis, MN.

  • 2017 ~ Level 1 & Level II Advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. Blooma, Minneapolis, MN.

  • 2018 ~ Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. The Yoga Center Retreat, St. Louis Park, MN.

 

Work Experience

  • 2010 ~ Level II Fieldwork Experience. VA Medical Center. Acute Rehab and Outpatient Physical Disabilities. Minneapolis, MN.

  • 2010 ~ Level II Fieldwork Experience. Professional Rehab Consultants. Community Mental Health Clinic. St. Paul, MN.

  • 2011-2013 ~ Occupational Therapist - Lifestyle Renewal Program. Park Nicollet Health Services. St. Louis Park, MN.

  • 2011-2016 ~ Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Mental Health. Regions Hospital. St. Paul, MN.

  • 2013-2016 ~ Occupational Therapist - DayBridge Partial Hospitalization Program. Regions Hospital. St. Paul, MN.

  • 2013-2016 ~ Occupational Therapist - Professional Rehab Consultants. St. Paul, MN.

  • 2015 ~ Registered Yoga Teacher with YogaDevotion.

  • 2017 - Current ~ Registered Yoga Teacher and Prenatal Yoga Teacher - The New Ulm WELLness Collective. New Ulm, MN.

  • 2017- Current ~ Beautycounter Consultant - Director.

  • 2017 ~ Balancing Life Issues - Trainer for Employee Assistance Programs through Optum.

  • 2018 ~ Occupational Therapist - Riverbend School District. New Ulm, MN.

  • 2018 ~ Current - Owner, Occupational Therapist, Life Coach with Healing Routines. New Ulm, MN.

 

Professional Experience

 

Professional Trainings & Certifications

 

International Experience

  • 2011-Current ~ Member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

  • 2011-Current ~ Member of Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA).

  • 2014-2016 ~ Co-founder and Co-Chair of MOTA Special Interest Group - Chronic Pain

  • 2014 ~ Presenter at MOTA Annual Conference “Occupational Therapy’s Role in Chronic Pain.”

  • 2015 ~ Presenter at MOTA Annual Conference “Creating Occupation Based Groups.”

  • 2015 ~ Presenter at MOTA SIG for Chronic Pain “Sensory and the Pain Connection.

  • 2016 ~ Presenter at MOTA SIG for Mental Health “Sensory and the Mental Health Connection.”

  • 2018 ~ Constituent and Beautycounter Representative for the PCPSA (S.1014), Washington, D.C.

 
  • Reiki Level I (2016). AOTA Conference, Chicago, IL.

  • Intro to Healing Touch for Healthcare Professionals (2013). MOTA Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Intro to Somatic Experiencing (2014). Somatic Experiecing Institute for Trauma, Minneapolis, MN.

  • The Sensory Connection Program (2015). Karen Moore, OTR/L. Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.

  • Sensory for Trauma (2013). Anna De Valle, OTR, SEP. PESI. Minneapolis, MN.

  • Sensory Modulation for Trauma (2014). Tina Champange, OTD, OTR/L.

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga (2016). David Emerson, RYT. Minneapolis Yoga Conference.

  • Intro to Yoga Therapy - 40 hours (2015). Dolphi Wertenbaker. Minneapolis Yoga Center.

  • Kinesiotaping Manual Techniques (2016). Summit Profressional Education. St. Paul, MN.

  • Advanced trainings and work experience: mind-body medicine, biofeedback, HearthMath HRV and Coherence Training, breathework, Yoga Therapy, Motivaional Interviewing, Life Coaching for Health Care Professionals, Sensory Integration for mental health, trauma and chemical dependency.

 
  • 2008 ~ Global Vision International, Volunteer. Antiqua, Guatemala.

  • 2009 ~ St. Catherine’s University. Occupational Therapy Coursework - Social Justice and Health Disparities. Quito, Ecuador.

  • 2010 ~ St. Catherine’s University. Occupational Therapy Masters Project - Eleanore’s Project. Lima & Arequipa, Peru.

  • 2012 ~ St. Catherine’s University. Occupational Therapy Professional Mentorship. Quito, Ecuador.