Therapist, trainer, writer


IBMT Diploma Programme

The IBMT Diploma Programme will be offered again in the UK from September 2018 to June 2021. The programme consists of five modules running over three years, giving a thorough grounding in somatic movement practice that is rooted in the principles of Body-Mind Centering®, Authentic Movement and Somatic Psychology.

Graduates of the Diploma can apply to ISMETA for registration as a Somatic Movement Therapist and/or Educator.

Please see the website or enquire at

You can also find the contact details for the programmes in Lithuania and Russia by clicking on IBMT Diploma Programme.


I offer occasional workshops and retreats for personal and professional development, including Authentic Movement, Infant Movement Development, Embodiment of Spirit (an embryological journey), and a series of workshops for women: Woman, Body, Earth and Spirit.

The following are my currently scheduled workshops. Those that have already occurred and may be rescheduled are listed below the line.

For booking and further information about my workshops and retreats please contact

Authentic Movement and Therapeutic Presence 

This four-weekend course forms Module 2 of the IBMT Diploma Programme, and can also be taken on its own by those wishing to explore the foundations of the Discipline of Authentic Movement. The cultivation of conscious embodied presence, and the development of the inner witness are central to this practice. For information and registration please click here.

NEW: Authentic Movement Group Norfolk

Authentic Movement - Awakening the Conscious Body 

A welcome new initiative has been taken to offer a second Authentic Movement group in Norfolk. The group will consist of monthly workshops, which will offer a space to explore and deepen your own movement practice, and introduce the discipline of witnessing another.

This new group will run on Sunday afternoons from 3-6pm. For enquiries and bookings please contact

Dates and times: Sundays, 3-6pm – January 28th, February 25th, March 18th, April 29th, June 17th 2018
Swanton Novers, North Norfolk 
Booking and info:

Summer Retreats 2018

Discipline of Authentic Movement – residential retreat
June 23-27, 2018
North Farm, North Norfolk

This retreat is intended for Learners in Circles of Four, and other experienced practitioners of the Discipline of Authentic Movement who have an interest in teaching and/or in exploring the Discipline as embodied spiritual practice. Please not that this retreat is almost full, but similar retreats may be offered in the future if there is interest.

If you are interested in joining this, or another similar retreat in future, please enquire with a brief letter, including information about yourself and any relevant experience; and a reference from your primary Authentic Movement teacher. It is expected that applicants will have been studying and regularly practising Authentic Movement for at least five years.

Please send your introductory letter and referral letter directly to

Introduction to the Discipline of Authentic Movement (Year 2)
August 18-22, 2018
Kelling, North Norfolk

In this contemplative and transformative practice, we awaken the wisdom of the body as the relationship between movers and witnesses is explored. Creating a safe space in which unconscious material can arise and be integrated, both mover and witness learn to become present to their embodied experience so that clarity within their relationship to self and other grows.

This is the continuation of a retreat that was offered in 2017; new members are welcome to apply for any available spaces. We will continue to deepen into the moving practice, in the presence of others, and also explore the practice of the Moving Witness.

New applicants will either have some previous experience of Authentic Movement, or have been engaged in some other practice or discipline that might prepare them for this deep and transformative work. Please apply with details of previous relevant experience. 

Dates: August 18-22, 2018. 
£375 – includes lunches (deposit £100)
Kelling, North Norfolk. 
Final booking date: July 20, 2018 
Registration: View form
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Authentic Movement Annual Summer Retreat 
September 1-5, 2018
North Farm, North Norfolk  

Please note that currently this retreat is not open to new members.

In addition to deepening your own movement process and refining witnessing skills, we will explore forms which enable the experience and exploration of the Collective Body. The relationship between movement and language in both speaking and writing will be an integral part of this exploration.

Dates: September 1-5, 2018
Cost: £375 – plus accommodation costs (deposit £100) 
Venue: North Farm, North Norfolk
Final booking date: June 22, 2018 
Registration: View form
Booking and info:

Woman, Body, Earth and Spirit

A series of workshops for women exploring the nature of the ‘deep feminine’ through authentic movement, creative bodywork, and myths and stories which speak to women’s healing journey.

 LA LOBA – Wolf Woman, Bone Woman 

This workshop explores the relationship between bone and the story of La Loba. La Loba invites us to enter into the process of loss, psychological death and renewal of spirit through inner reflection, embodiment, movement and song. We will explore themes such as: the bone-seed – the indestructible core of spirit and its embodiment within us; our bones as store of ancient wisdom and ancestral memory; gathering the lost parts of the self; the journey of death, transformation and rebirth. 

Inanna Ereshkigal

One of a series of workshops for women exploring the nature of the ‘deep feminine' through authentic movement, creative bodywork, and myths and stories which speak to women’s healing journey. Jung believed that myths and archetypes have their source in the organic processes of the body; in these workshops we explore our personal embodiment of these ancient stories.

The story of Inanna, Sumerian Queen of Heaven and Earth, speaks to the process of feminine initiation through descent to the underworld. The myth offers a map for this most difficult of journeys which we as women may be called to make in our quest to become whole. 

This workshop will explore the function of the witness as "priestess of the Self"; meeting our "dark sister" in the underworld of the psyche; cycles of creativity, descent and return; and the balancing of inner and outer worlds through the autonomic nervous system, which mediates these processes.   

Authentic Movement and Therapeutic Presence (Part 2) 

For those who have previously taken the Authentic Movement & Therapeutic Presence four-weekend Module, or have taken at least two five-day retreats with me. 

The intention of this four-weekend continuation course will be to further our study and practice of the Discipline of Authentic Movement, including dyad and triad practice to deepen personal movement process and support the development of the internal witness. We will also explore the developing roles of the external witness, as silent witness, moving witness, speaking witness and integral witness.

Structures to support the evolving consciousness of the Collective Body will be practised, and there will be time to discuss theory and your own evolving questions about your Authentic Movement practice. At each weekend a particular theoretical topic will be introduced, such as application to therapeutic practice, development of the senses of self, and Authentic Movement and spiritual practice.

The Embodiment of Spirit – An Embryological Journey

During the first few weeks of life the embryo undergoes the most extraordinary process of development. Nothing that we will later be or do has not already been experienced, in emerging and embryonic form, during this time.  

This workshop will address some key moments, from conception through the first few weeks of embryological life, drawing upon principles of Body-Mind Centering®, Authentic Movement, and Somatic Psychology. Through movement and body meditations we will explore the embodiment of cells, membranes, tissues and fluids, engaging with the unfolding of form through which the embryonic sense of self begins to emerge.  

In the exquisite details of embryonic shape-shifting, we see how one of the first tasks of life is to secure protection and nourishment – a container within which to grow. As we embody this dance of forming both our self and our container, we might discover something of the roots of our attachment, or relational patterns.  

Asking what embodiment means to us as human beings, we will consider how the human embryo embodies spirit. The embryo teaches us that all growth involves the integration of polarities, and the particular journey that the human embryo moves through invites a unique integration of matter and spirit.  

As we embody our embryonic origins, we may return to places of wholeness, prior to later disruptions of self. This workshop will support connection to experiences of nourishment and resource within our early development.