Fiona is an embodied facilitator and coach, movement teacher, and movement teacher trainer. Over the past 35 years she have been bringing a holistic approach to her work with a diverse range of students, including working directly in her local community with adults, older adults, adults with learning difficulties, those accessing mental health support, and intergenerational arts projects. As a facilitator and trainer she works nationally and internationally with student teachers and developing teachers in the health, well being and movement fields, as well as facilitating training for amongst others The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, Paths to Health (Scotland), Walking to Health (England),
Let’s Walk Cymru (Wales), Fitness Wales, London Central YMCA teacher training.
Fiona is an Embodied Facilitator, having trained alongside Bibiana Badenes Braulio as an Embodiment Facilitator in 2016 with Mark Walsh, Francis Briers and a variety of teachers.
She has a wide variety of fitness teaching qualifications, is a Black Belt Nia teacher and has studied extensively in a variety of dance and movement techniques throughout her life. She has a talent for creating fun in accessible movement sessions that welcome people of all ages and abilities.
Mmm…..Movement, Music, Mindfulness
Fiona’s passion is to create access for all, to the joy and pleasure of a moving body. In the session we will connect mindful movement with an eclectic range of music, selected to create a rich sensory soundscape that will enable you to experience and express your whole self – mind, body, emotions and spirit – in a joyous and pleasurable way.
Become aware, accept and make choices throughout the session. Engage the sensations rather than the mind therefore reducing the opportunity for “I can’t, I shouldn’t, I won’t be able to”. Create and recognise endorphins flowing around the body. Gain sensory feedback of foot/hand/ positioning, alignment, weight distribution etc to enhance technique and build muscle memory. Above all else, have fun in your body!
“Mindfulness can be cultivated by paying attention in a specific way, in the present moment, and as non-reactively, non- judgementally and openheartedly as possible”
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zin