We had the good fortune of connecting with Meridith Antonucci and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meridith, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Repattern Therapeutics was created as a business to house all of my professional offerings — body-centered psychotherapy, social/emotional wellness workshops, yoga, and yoga therapy services. Repattern Therapeutics offers people different avenues to repattern their minds, bodies, and hearts. Whether someone’s aim is to repattern negative self-talk into increased confidence (through counseling services) or repattern low back pain into more optimal physical posture (through yoga or yoga therapy services), I am here to support their process. My professional aim is to assist others in altering, cultivating, and/or letting go of certain patterns in order to repattern towards more ease and steadiness in their bodies and lives. The foundation of my work at Repattern Therapeutics is to help individuals regulate their nervous systems.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am the creator and owner of Repattern Therapeutics. I am a clinical mental health counselor, a yoga teacher with over ten years of experience teaching mindfulness and embodiment practices, and a yoga therapist in training. I refer to myself as a body-centered psychotherapist, which means my work rests on the belief that our physical health and mental health are interconnected. I firmly believe we are not just our brains; we also exist inside of bodies. Why not utilize both to provide insight and information? The creation of Repattern Therapeutics has been in the works for over a decade. In my own journey, I have benefited greatly from movement practices like yoga and psychotherapy or talk therapy. My curiosity around why our brains and bodies are frequently separated and isolated led me to pursue further education in yoga therapy and then eventually my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Somatic Counseling and Body Psychotherapy. In counseling, I uniquely integrate body awareness and movement with traditional talk therapy to help clients regulate their nervous systems and build greater awareness of their mental, emotional, and physical patterns. This could potentially include exploring physical movements of and in the body, awareness of the body and its sensations, and/or breathing practices. For yoga and yoga therapy, I specialize in teaching steady and intentional alignment-based yoga and restorative yoga in public classes, individualized private sessions, and educational workshops. Aside from clinical note-taking, I love all aspects of my professional world. I light up when I am working with others on their relational skills in the counseling setting. I love delving into relationship and communication patterns with clients to support them in creating boundaries and establishing meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Additionally, through extensive yoga and movement training, I keenly understand physical bodies and movement patterns. I relish working one on one with yoga and yoga therapy clients to support them in experiencing more ease, strength, and/or those delightful a-ha moments of feeling at home in your body.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Disclaimer: this answer is best for a post-COVID world. I would scoop up my out-of-town best friend on my little moped and take her to Stowaway Kitchen in RiNo for a delicious breakfast of trout and eggs or their exquisite quiches. Then we would head over the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver to ooh and ahh at their current hip exhibition and peruse their gift shop. We would then stroll around downtown, grab lunch, and browse around stores at Milk Market. For dinner, we’d meander around RiNo admiring murals and grab dinner at Hop Alley. The next day, we’d get outside and head to one of my go-to hikes near Denver like Elk Meadow in Evergreen, Sanitas or South Mesa trail in Boulder, or Mt. Falcon near Red Rocks. Speaking of, if we were lucky enough to snag tickets to a Red Rocks’ show while she is in town, I’d grab burritos to-go from Illegal Pete’s and eat them in the parking lot. Sometime during the week, we’d take a yoga class in Denver at The Freyja Project in the Highlands or Courageous Yoga in Cap Hill or a fitness class at Compass Fitness on S. Broadway or go bowling at the one-of-a-kind Crown Lanes off Federal Boulevard. We’d eat ice cream at Little Man in the Highlands and then more ice cream, specifically soft serve, at Dang in Park Hill. I would definitely take her to some of my favorite Denver stores — RitualCravt, Sacred Thistle, and Meek Vintage — and restaurants — Ophelia’s, Tacos, Whiskey, Tequila, Whole Sol, Zoe Mama’s, I’d, of course, make sure we spent ample time outside enjoying Denver’s parks and outdoor spaces, including City Park, Cheeseman Park, Governor’s Park and Denver Botanic Gardens. My favorite is 51st and Zuni Park as the sun sets in the summertime.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am fortunate to have so many supports to honor and shout out here. My career and professional life have been made possible because of many extraordinary teachers, healers, and support systems. I offer a huge thank you and shout out to my parents for their unending support (in all ways, but especially with my education), my wife for her loving push I needed to take the leap into graduate school, and to my inimitable teachers throughout the years of all different disciplines, including ballet, yoga, various sports, movement science, sociology, and somatic therapy. I am who I am because of their support, wisdom, and patience.
All photos are taken by Carly Mitchell Photography. The logo was designed by Nolan Antonucci.