Frequently Asked Questions
This is a somatic practice, meaning you learn to pay attention to yourself and how you feel from the inside. The practice is typically done on a mat on the floor – so it might look a bit like yoga or pilates, even some of the movements may seem familiar. But the intention is different, certainly from pilates. It’s a soft and gentle practice where you learn not to try so hard to get it right and instead explore how you move in order to create change and choices.
For a class or individual session wear comfortable clothes (no shoes) you are happy lying on the floor in and moving around. It’s best to remove any belts, pocket items, glasses and dangling jewellery. For your somatic movement throughout the day you’re fine in whatever you’re wearing 🙂
A somatic movement practice is not designed to replace any of the things you love to do (be that sitting at your desk, or running a marathon) but instead prepare you to do them. It’s like a reset button. Over time we build up muscle tension especially if we’re sat in one place for a long time. After a while, our muscles will start to complain and get sore or feel “weak” – all of which makes it hard to move once you’ve finished work. Somatic Movement helps you release this tension and undo those habits so you feel strong and capable to leave your chair and go and move in whatever way you choose.
The journey begins with a Discover session. This is where we get to know each other, go through some movement and you start to learn about this practice and how it can help you. You’ll leave with a clearer understanding of yourself and a couple of basic movements you can repeat at home or at work.
After that, you can choose to continue the journey with Revitalise, a 3-month program designed to dive deeper into your needs and structure a regular practice to suit you. You can also choose to return for single check-in sessions as and when you need them.
No I’m not. That’s why I always begin with the Movement Insights to give you a taste of what it is. Even if the entire track isn’t a great fit for you, I am confident that you will have more in-depth awareness of yourself by the end of the first session and a couple of movements you can repeat at home or at work.
It’s easier for me to help you if I can see all of you and use my hands as feedback. But if that’s not possible, then we can definitely do it online.