Paradoxical moving and being

The other day, I went for a walk with a friend of mine to Hackney Marshes and encountered this magnificent willow tree. The friend told me that willow trees grew between the land and water, and mythically meant the connection between this world and the underworld. I have a great fascination with the in-betweenness orContinue reading “Paradoxical moving and being”

Listen: Pilates Nidra 1, Fluid Tissue

Listen to Pilates Nidra 1, Fluid Tissue (30 minutes) I wrote about Pilates Nidra, that is Somatic visualisation, in past article. This has been developing since then. It is different every time. I usually spend a half hour or so to listen to my client P’s story about how she has been getting on generallyContinue reading “Listen: Pilates Nidra 1, Fluid Tissue”

The edge of movement and the edge of the self

I love when some insights about ourselves come to us through physical experiences. One clear example happened a couple of times last week in a Pilates studio. The exercise I was teaching is called “leg springs”. It looks more or less like this (I use slightly different settings). The person moves the legs up andContinue reading “The edge of movement and the edge of the self”

Pilates Nidra

‘Pilates’ nidra has been born while working with a lovely woman P in her 60’s who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), hypersensitivity, pains on her knees and back, which have stopped her walk. We are aware of multiple layers of trauma tangled behind these, and there seems to be no pathological logic for the painsContinue reading “Pilates Nidra”

COVID-19 Safety Precautions (updated on 14 August 2020)

There are some precautions I would like to take in order to keep us all safe away from COVID-19. I am following the guidelines laid out by the UK Government and my professional body, the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA).  This is how it looks like when you book an appointment with me. Before you arriveContinue reading “COVID-19 Safety Precautions (updated on 14 August 2020)”