Middleway Practitioners and Educators

Jenny DeDecker

Middleway Method Somatic Educator

Owner, Full Moon Rising Wellness Studio. Vulcan, MI. 

Jenny is a Michigan and Wisconsin Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker. In 2005, Jenny graduated from the University of Kansas with a double B.A. in Human Biology and Anthropology and a Minor Certificate in Religious Studies. In 2007, she completed a 700 hour Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Bodywork program at the Arcata School of Massage, where she began her apprenticeship as a Middleway Method Practitioner. She continues her education in bodywork, having completed over 300 CE hours in various modalities, including Orthopedic Massage, Orthobionomy, Visionary Craniosacral Work, Zero Balancing and Reiki. Jenny has been practicing Meditation and Yoga for over 22 years and they continue to be a major part of her life. In 2016, completed the Power of Awareness course through Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. In 2013, she completed the Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Lactation Counsellor Certification program and shortly thereafter became a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International. She is also the chair and co-founder of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Lactation Coalition, UPMILC, striving to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in the U.P. In 2016, Jenny founded the Full Moon Doulas, a collective of birth doulas, coming together to support and empower childbearing women and their families. Jenny is completing a Masters of Science in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University and will be entering the PhD Mind-Body Medicine program in August, 2019.  Her graduate work is geared towards incorporating Mindfulness and Compassionate Care Training Programs into health care and education. 

Upcoming Events with Jenny

Mindfulness Roundtable Discussion: Connection
January 17-Head
January 24-Heart
January 31- Hara
Roundtable discussions are designed to deepen your practice with an interactive group dynamic.  The evening consists of silent and guided meditations as well as group discussion around the intricacies of living mindfully and engaging deeply with common humanity. Call or sign up here.

Introduction to Meditation
February 4-March 11. Monday nights 6:30-7:30
This six week course is designed to bring stillness into your life. Whether you have a daily practice or have never sat in silence, we all start each day with a beginner's mind. This class is designed to help you access your inner peace and find calm within. Over the six weeks, we study and practice 7 different styles of meditation and mindfulness, working towards establishing a sustainable home practice. Call or sign up here.