I WANTED TO KNOW HOW THE BODY WORKS AND I WANTED TO BE FULLY IN CHARGE OF MY WELL-BEING
I’m a self confessed movement junkie.
What drives me every single day is to know more, know better, so that
I can offer you the most effective and functional solutions to achieve optimal performance…
And I move, move, move!!!!
My journey into movement started in the performing arts, I trained and worked professionally as a Physical Theatre performer. A great play ground for exploring movement and creativity… in all its forms. On the way I also collected several injuries and escaped -better refused- knee surgery twice, determined to find an alternative solution to conventional approaches.
These experiences sparked a lot of questions:
How to best learn new skills.
How to recover from injury and how to avoid injury.
How to enable one self to carry on doing what we love despite the natural aging process.
Improve performance and how to nurture one self for peak performance.
What is the relation between body and mind.
I wanted to know how the body works and I wanted to be fully in charge of my well-being.
“I’m committed to stay true to our human nature: we are designed to move!”
I qualified as a Pilates Teacher, a Thai Yoga Masseur, as well as being a self taught Yoga practitioner, and having done in-depth Anatomy and Physiology for movement studies… I cannot help it: I have an insatiable desire to learn and practice everything movement. And further more I want to share it with as many people as I can!!!
I’m rarely on stage nowadays, yet dance, creativity and playfulness are still a big part of my personal and working ethic. I play an art-sport called Contact Improvisation. In my spare time I hike, climb, run, lift the occasional weight in the gym. I love being in nature. I love the challenge of learning new skills, as well as revisiting old ones, like horse riding, martial arts, or drawing! I consciously practice pushing myself outside my comfort zone, and encourage others likewise.
I don’t like being told something is too difficult or dangerous, I’m too old to be doing it.. or “this is not the way things work” kind of thing! All or any of the above will shake me into action! Equally if someone tells me they cannot do something I’ll do my utter best to prove them wrong. So here is your challenge: will you go against the grain?
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” -Seneca