Carrie Gaynor

Carrie Gaynor

Rochester, NY, USA


“ Carrie, aka “the space maker,” has been working with the body and its relationship to gravity for over 30 years.”

I am dedicated to helping people move well and be well. I create a space for healing, a space to be heard, a space in which your body can open to its full potential. Healing requires cutting-edge knowledge, wise hands, and an ability to see issues at a glance. I embody all of these qualities and bring kindness, compassion, and humor to our sessions.

I’m a licensed nurse, a structural integration practitioner, a movement educator, a yoga instructor, a teacher, a scholar, and—for more than 25 years—owner of Modern Nature Bodyworks in Rochester, NY. From my unusual life experience—ranging from trouble-shooting radar systems for the army to nursing to 1:1 bodywork with hundreds of clients—I have developed a unique perspective of the human body as a functioning whole.

I believe healing takes place when the therapist helps the client integrate the body’s structures and re-educate it to move more freely. I use bodywork and movement to help my clients to transform limitations, rehabilitate trauma and reintegrate after injury. As a result, they leave their sessions feeling more free and easy in their bodies.

Carrie’s Education, Certifications, & Professional Memberships:

  • BS in Nursing, University of Rochester, 1993
  • E-RYT 500 Esther Myers Yoga Teacher Certification, 2000
  • Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Certification, 2004
  • Certified Teacher of Anatomy Trains courses, 2008
  • TriYoga Certification: Basics, 2003 / Level 1, 2009
  • Board Certified Structural Integrator, 2010
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy: Level 1, 2012 / Level 2, 2015
  • Certified Fascial Fitness Trainer, 2012
  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science, 2018
  • Certified 3DMAPS (3D Movement Assessment and Performance System), 2019

Board Work

  • Certification Board for Structural Integration
  • International Association of Structural Integrators


  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
  • Member of International Association of Structural Integrators
  • Member of Fascial Research Society


  • International Association of Structural Integration Yearbook – several articles
  • The Myofascial System in Form and Movement (Lauri Nemetz, Handspring Publishing, 2022) Contributor

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