One Part Freedom Fighter. Two Parts Identity Alchemist. I Help You Be Who You Are, From The Inside Out.
I’m devoted to movement as a form of self expression. I believe that the way you walk across a room is the way you walk through life. That’s why I’ve spent the last seven years helping people to eliminate pain and increase flexibility.
When you change how you’re living in your body, the whole world looks different, and new perspectives beget kick ass life changes.
Speaking of, I’m also passionate about personal freedom + designing your own destiny. I broke free in my early twenties to start my own business and love the lifestyle I live because of it, but it wasn’t always an easy journey.
I coach holistic practitioners on overcoming the roadblocks to a successful practice. Whether it’s kicking overwhelm and insecurity to the curb or just trying to sort out your web strategy, I’ve got you covered.
The Free Range Philosophie
Everywhere I look there are boxes – literal boxes like offices and houses and cars, physical boxes like stiff, inflexible, unhealthy bodies, and mental boxes about who we think we should be and how we think we should act.
We’re so attached to stuff. What happened to a light life? How do we strike the balance between minimalism and comfort? How can we get the most out of our lives – maximum freedom in body, mind and spirit?
Freedom starts from the inside out. It starts by changing your thoughts and movements, and then your perspectives, and before you know it, the things that caged you in vanish in a puff of illusion. You are now free to move about your life.
About Sukie Baxter
As a child, horses and horseback riding captured my imagination. I begged and begged until my parents got me a pony, and then I spent my weekends riding in the muddy woods of the Pacific Northwest and climbing through hay lofts.
My hobby turned into a sport, and as a teenager weekends were spent at horse shows. I loved every minute of it – the bond between horse and rider, the smell of fresh cedar shavings, the sweet sound of horses munching their breakfast in a quiet stable before dawn breaks – but when I went away to college, time and money constraints meant giving up horse shows.
To fill my time, I joined the college crew team. Suffice it to say that I was a terrible athlete at the time. Broken down, stiff and in pain, I happened to meet a Rolfer who had experience with both horse back riders and rowers. What luck!
Rolfing changed my life and gave me an experience of being in my body, completely at peace, that I had never before experienced. I was hooked and moved to Boulder, CO, to get trained as a Rolfer.
Rolfing was the doorway to so much personal transformation. After completing my training, I started lifting kettlebells and became a Certified Kettlebell Coach, traveling around the world to compete and teach. Kettlebell training gave my work as a Rolfer a unique perspective, streamlining my technique and allowing me to more effectively target clients’ movement challenges.
Kettlebell training also took me to my edge time and again, a place where I stared my fears and stories in the face. Sometimes I won, sometimes I lost (but those are stories for another time). In the interest of exploring the deeper aspects of the human experience, I studied and mentored with a Lakota shaman for two years.
I’ve been featured in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Practical Horseman, and Horse&Rider as well as on prominent sites like Fit Bottom Girls, fitsugar.com, The Beauty Bean, and Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Life.
My mission is to clear physical and emotional wounds from your body that are keeping you stuck, trapped or otherwise not living up to your full, juicy potential.
I have an undying devotion to the perfect cup of coffee. If I could move into an Anthropologie store, I would. Wanderlust is my middle name.
I have lived in Spain and Sweden and speak both languages. I once took myself to the library and taught myself basic Arabic using a Spanish textbook. I believe the most important skills you can ever acquire are how to find information and how to think. A close third? Making decisions.
“Sukie has helped me release pain and discomfort I’ve had so long I can’t remember NOT having it, and given me back a freedom of movement I didn’t think was possible!”
- Lauri S., Ballard, WA