Education and Experience
Kinzie Eckstein, OTR/L, RYT-200
Occupational Therapist ~ Yoga Teacher ~ Life Coach
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.
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 Trainings & Certifications
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.