Convergence was founded in 2005 with the goal to help you improve your coordination, balance, stability, and level of comfort with moving your body.
Dr. Carter Maier is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, holds a Master’s Degree in the Science of Clinical Nutrition, and is a certified Internal Health Specialist from the Loomis Institute of Enzyme Nutrition. He has studied the human body and nutrition for over 30 years and has enjoyed a lifelong participation in athletics and physical fitness. Dr. Maier uses various techniques and styles of care including Diversified, Logan Basic, Activator, FAKTR, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Thompson, decompression, electrical stimulation, and therapeutic ultrasound. As a chiropractic physician, he understands the body and how it is supposed to move. He wholeheartedly embraces the chiropractic philosophy that in order for the body to function properly, it must move properly. And as a former teacher of music and of dance, he takes the time to educate each patient about their particular situation and the best approaches for care management. Dr. Maier has studied various forms of ballroom and social dancing since 1996. His experience as a dancer and teacher, combined with his extensive knowledge of body movement, makes Dr. Maier uniquely qualified to work with people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. He currently teaches a therapy dance class in partnership with the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Roxanne Maier is an accomplished coach, choreographer and certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructor. Through her experiences as a former professional competitive ballroom and Latin dancer, choreographer, business owner and movement educator, she has comprehensive pedagogical knowledge of Ballroom and Latin dance as well as deep understanding of classical dance. Her knowledge of how two bodies work in tandem also translates well to how one works with Gyrotonic equipment. Roxanne started her Gyrotonic training in 2009 and has found it to be an instrumental part of moving well. She is a certified Gyrotonic Level 1 trainer, Level 2 trainer and certified Gyrokinesis instructor. Roxanne is certified as well on specialized equipment and has both an Archway and JumpStretchBoard in her Gyrotonic studio which she finds helpful in targeting the specific goals of her clients. She owns and operates Convergence with her chiropractor husband in St. Louis. When not moving in the studio, she loves to read, play with her pony-sized dogs, and be creative in the kitchen.
Hanna Pierce started her dance training at the School of Midland Festival Ballet. She has, over the years, attended many summer intensives on scholarship such as Milwaukee Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Glenda Brown Choreography Project, Oklahoma City Ballet and Burklyn Ballet Theater. After graduation, she was accepted into the Alonzo King LINES training program where she worked with some of the top choreographers/companies in the world. It was here that she was first exposed to the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Method. It was part of the training program of LINES company that the dancers did two hours of Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis daily in addition to their dance training to have better mobility, strength and awareness of how to push their bodies without injury. She has been teaching at Convergence since 2017 and although delayed due to covid she is fully certified Level 1 trainer. Hanna also joined the Professional Open International Latin Dance Division in 2020. Through Convergence, she has had the opportunity to perform at many of Saint Louis's finest venues.
Since 1998, Ann Ortmann has been implementing a variety of integrated massage techniques including Swedish (soft tissue), Myofascial (deep tissue), Reiki I & II, Trigger Point, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Cranial Sacral, Prenatal, Sports Stretching/PNF, and Pranic Healing to bring you a unique experience in relaxation and healing. Her knowledge of anatomy enables her to be exceptionally effective in identifying and correcting complex movement abnormalities and conditions. She is in demand for corporate wellness events, has worked on the sets of movie companies as well as on dozens of professional athletes, but some of her most rewarding work has been with hospital patients and with those in hospice. Ann is a federally and Missouri state Licensed Massage Therapist and registered with the Missouri Department of Professional Registration, Board of Therapeutic Massage, as well as the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.