My personal story of growth and healing
I first attended an introductory course about Shiatsu in 2002 to find out more about deep relaxation however, I wasn't in a position to train full-time at this point. I continued to teach dance in schools and raise our three gorgeous children in the beautiful Wye Valley. Still curious about holistic therapies I qualified as an Aromatherapist and Reflexologist in 2004 and continued to teach and develop creative curriculums wherever I was based in schools in the region.
In 2018, I took time out to reflect on how best to carve a future path that could bring together creative and holistic worlds. I received a series of shiatsu treatments and experienced first-hand profound healing which gave me strength and inner calm to explore new directions. I began to realise Shiatsu offered an opportunity to have a dialogue with the body: much like a dance.
It is a very creative, intuitive and deeply personal experience for both giver and receiver.
I also am involved in developing creative wellbeing projects and interventions inspired by moving somatically in natural landscapes. I offer workshops and classes where groups can respond to the natural environment as a place to experience and create somatic movement fulling embracing bodyfulness. I have recently completed my MA Arts Practice Arts Health and Wellbeing where I focussed on creative and somatic movement for wellbeing.