PUT YOUR BODY
IN GOOD HANDS
Release, Align, Unwind
Reorganise posture and movement coordination.
Improve integral posture at rest or in motion by reducing unnecessary muscle tension.
Based on the principles of Somatic and Developmental Human Movement this body-oriented work is suitable for everyone searching for an aligned posture and ease in movement. Working through three levels of body awareness, internal, external and the communication with the environment, the practice is effective in cases of physical pain related to stress, poor posture and in physical injury recovery periods. Besides private guidance, the work can be applied during artistic processes and in workshops related to non-verbal communication, such as for corporate businesses.
The practice approaches the body as a group of systems working together in stillness and during movement. Bones, muscles, joints, but also organs and the nervous system are in constant dialogue with each other and the environment around ourselves. During the guidance, these relationships are analysed and re-aligned where necessary.
Developmental Human Movement is the study of movement patterns and coordination. From our birth, movement unfolds supported by the special senses and the relationships between the force of gravity, ground, space and social interactions. By exploring and resetting these patterns, simple and complex movement becomes easier to perform. By understanding how we act expressively in the space, different modes of non-verbal communication can be explored and attuned.
The individual sessions provide practical notions of body and movement awareness that can be easily integrated into everyday life, whether sitting at the office, playing an instrument, lifting a child, dancing, practicing yoga or at the gym. The guidance is always tailored to personal needs and based on the analysis of the anatomical posture, alignment, movement and personal history.
The session starts with relaxation exercises to de-stress the mind and ground the body. In a second moment 'hands-on' guidance and visualisation is used to facilitate the re-organisation of the body. At the end, movement can be integrated to sediment possible physical and awareness changes.
Workshops can be designed for specific groups such as: dancers, actors, visual artists, corporate business, physiotherapists aiming to get to know their own anatomy or as activation during creative processes in the arts. In all cases, classes are designed to respond the chosen areas of interest.
Individual coaching for singers, musicians, dancers, actors, among others, for better posture, embodiment and performance, based on specific needs. The practice can be applied during creative processes, in group or individually, to prepare the body and enhance embodiment related to a particular performance. Workshop on sensorial systems can be of interest as it opens multiple creative possibilities.
The practice has been applied in the guidance of people who have been diagnosed within the autism spectrum, being in this cases effective to enable client to be more aware of posture, gain more ease in movement and anticipate stress situations.
Exploring and becoming aware of non-verbal communication through practical sessions can be particularly effective inside a demanding office environment. The sessions can be fun and at the same time improve communication between colleagues.