I graduated as a Yoga teacher in 2002 and went on to train with the School for Body-Mind Centering (BMC) as a Somatic Movement Educator. I found that I was naturally teaching Somatic Yoga, as well as the BMC experiential anatomy.
Somatic means the body as seen through the self, or awareness. It is a way of being that means we bring awareness to the body, whether it is moving or not, and we offer another way of being with it, either through touch or movement, that offers a new pattern and a sense of wholeness to our experience.
My journey was also informed by working with non-stylised practitioners such as Helen Poynor, Suprapto Suryodarmo and Sandra Reeve doing ‘site specific’ movement, ie, being in a place (usually in nature) and being with others and responding to this through movement.
With my deep passion and connection with nature I often work one-to-one with people out in nature and I always invite people to notice what they’re feeling in the body as we work together. It is my firm belief that all memories are held in the body and all experiences can be known more powerfully when we notice where we feel it and how it feels. This feels like a baseline for me through all of life’s journey.
Combining somatics with an intuitive approach I am able to offer a held and safe container to explore a body-led soul journey. As my personal journey with nature connection has deepened I have developed some of the ‘core routines’ together with sensory and expanding awareness. I can offer all of this to support natural movement with the land and other-than-humans, or indeed, anywhere…………
You can be witnessed in your movement as well as guided through a process. Feedback, mirroring and touch for re-patterning are also offered. This can happen one-to-one or in groups. Contact me for further information.