Hello. I’m Heidi Fledderjohn.
For nearly 30 years, I have worked in mind/body medicine and mental health, honing tools and techniques that combine movement, meditation, creativity and psychological practices to midwife authentic change.
I am a Board Certified Dance/movement Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and embodied meditation coach.
My expertise is born from my own journeys with curiosity, compassion, and courage and the deep learnings shared by the hundreds of people who have honored me to walk the path of change, beside them.
I maintain a private practice working with individuals and corporations in Indianapolis, Indiana and offer virtual sessions to clients worldwide. My work flows between midwifing the deep intimacies of personal change, and facilitating large scale projects that bring divergent communities together on the common ground of play and beauty.
In 2013, I was honored with an invitation to be a TEDx speaker and to teach at the prestigious TEDActive conference in Palm Springs in 2014.
In 2018, I pioneered and founded a creative arts therapy department for Ascension, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis: the only hospital program in the U.S. that weaves art, music and dance/movement therapy for the healing of staff, patients and families.
I am a published author and researcher who has written about imagination and the power of vulnerability.
One last word about me:
I’ll take any opportunity I’m given to dance, hang out in art museums, drink in “big nature,” and snuggle my loved ones.
An Unfolding Guide to Living Well
There will only be one you for all time.
Your beauty is incomparable.
The body carries history and possibility.
Deep rest and inspired action are your birthright.
Imagination & play are power tools.
Meditation is the practice of deep intimacy with life.
Curiosity, courage and compassion have the power to transform.
A good witness can help clarify your path.
Your creative life beckons.
Living well is an inside job.
BC-DMT: Board Certified Dance/movement Therapist, American Dance Therapy Association, highest level of credential in field, allowing recipients to engage in private practice and supervise masters level students.
IM Trainee: Instinctive Meditation Completed the Yoga Alliance accredited meditation teacher training with Lorin Roche and Camile Maureen. Currently awaiting credential.
E-RYT (2010) : Experienced, Registered Yoga Teacher credential by the international accreditation body, Yoga Alliance requiring a minimum of 1,000 professional teaching hours.
MA: Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy
My Publications and Videos
Fledderjohn, H. (2021) The Third Thing, Artful Communion Journal, (3) 20-21.
Fledderjohn, H. (2018) An interview with Imagination, Artful Communion Journal, (1) 35-38.
Fledderjohn, H. (2016) Standing at the Door essay, Own Your Vulnerability: Becoming a Self-loving Powerful Woman, (52-55) E. Barry.
Video ( 2015) Group work with elders at Still Waters Day Center.
Video (2013) Storytelling Arts Indiana, Jabberwocky theme New Year’s Resolutions
Video (2012) TEDX There will be only one you for all time.
Fledderjohn, H. & Sewickly, J. (1993) An Annotated Bibliography of Dance/movement Therapy: 1940- 1990. Book chronicling of all published, written works in the field of Dance/Movement Therapy from 1940 – 1990. All book and article annotated, organized and cross-referenced according to clinical and theoretical focus.
My Teachers: Beyond Traditional Academics
Lorin Roche and Camille Maureen
Peter Madden – Laban/Bartenieff and somatic studies
Midwestern forests and the Anza Borrego Desert