Welcome to this blog, home to a collection of my personal journals all linked by a common theme: the body.
I am currently gaining my credentials as a movement educator and body-centred enquirer, what I will for now just call being a kind of ‘wayfinder’*; don’t ask me where this journey is going to take me yet.
My professional background is as a writer & editor, also a teacher & corporate communications professional, but in 2014 I left the private sector to focus on working with the body, in all its guises.
I have studied very traditional training methods, worked most recently with Katy Bowman’s school of Nutritious Movement, and am a student of the work of many movement mentors, including Jill Miller’s Yoga Tune Up® , Perry Nickelston’s out-of-the-box remedial resets, Tom Myers’ Anatomy Trains, Erwin Le Corre’s MovNat, Cameron Shayne’s Budokon, and many more including, most recently, approaches to the energy body.
I have learned from a huge diversity of movement practices and am fascinated by any practice which does not artificially divide the body from the mind, the emotions, and the spirit.
I collaborate with fitness-pro Maggie Stephens (we were both trained by Naomi di Fabio, creator of VeraFlow) to offer dance and movement classes and coaching. In this context I ‘Grungercise’: no need to do any special preparation; just Come As You Are. (Yes, I’m a child of the 90s and I don’t take myself or anything else too seriously.)
You’ll notice from this blog that I have been travelling since 2014 (it’s almost 2018 as I type this). During the 13 months I spent in Sri Lanka during this time, I started to surf and love movement practices that help athletes in the waves (OK, what movement practice doesn’t? Jogging on concrete, probably, but who has that ever helped?). I also love hiking in the mountains and roaming in the desert. “What self-respecting wayfinder wouldn’t?” I hear you ask.
Thanks for visiting me on this adventure,
*’wayfinder’ is used with a bow to Martha Beck.