Practices for Radical Embodiment

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Practices for Radical Embodiment

Photo: Maarja Noormets

Photo: Maarja Noormets

I am a Moving On Center Participatory Arts graduate, Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker, Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner, Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, Somatic Movement Educator in Body-Mind Centering® and hold an MA in Live Art and Performance Studies, along with other long-standing practices in body, mind and earth.  I organized and co-directed the Moving On Center's Somatic Education & Socially Conscious Body programs in Berlin 2012-14 and am on the faculty of Martha Eddy's Dynamic Embodiment - Somatic Movement Therapy European training and Eino Roiha Institute's Dance and Movement Therapy Training in Jyväskylä, Finland. I regularly guest teach with other dance and theater institutions, including the Theatre Academy of Helsinki and EUROLAB, the Laban/Bartenieff Certification training in Berlin, Germany and in festivals and workshops around the world.

Since 2008 I have collaborated with Action Theater™ Senior teacher Sten Rudstrøm and created Core of Expression, embodiment training combining somatics and improvisation. Together we've worked with a group of neuroscientists from the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal to research habits, agency and transformation.

The last 14 years I have held a private practice as a somatic movement therapist, mentor and a coach, combining Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis and Body-Mind Centering with somatic psychotherapy.

Photo from "Plan B" by Anna Nybondas

Photo from "Plan B" by Anna Nybondas

"I always find myself inspired and enlivened after a movement session with Satu. I am grateful for the depth of reflection that I receive from her as she guides me deeper into my body experience, supported by her clear and vast knowledge in movement and somatics. It is a wonderful journey to follow movement, of where we need to go next as it is revealed in the moment by my body, following what needs to be brought into focus in order for me to become more embodied and present. These sessions support me in moving outward into the world and have more choices available in my life. Satu is a gifted movement therapist and teacher, and it benefits me greatly to have these sessions with her."

Somatic Movement Therapy client, Helsinki

"I have been indescribably inspired by you these last few weeks. Your wisdom, your knowledge, your strength, your power, your humility, your brilliance, your curiosity, your poise, your playfulness, your earthliness and fluidity and joy. I want to spend years learning from you. You are a phenomenal teacher. I am going to live my life differently for having known you."

Somatic Education student, Berlin

"Satu has been an inspiring force in my life as a yoga teacher, bodyworker and movement therapist. Her insights and knowledge of the body-mind-spirit connection have enabled me to move deeper into an awareness of my body than ever before. What she has taught me has helped me deepen my practice as an acupuncturist, craniosacral therapist and polarity therapist. My inner life has been deeply nourished by her influences.

She has a great deal to offer to the world through her work and her personal integrity. In all my years of teaching bodywork and receiving it, I have not been touched in as deeply a therapeutic way as I was with Satu. Taking advantage of her work can benefit you in so many areas of your life." 

Yoga Student and Somatic Movement Therapy client,  California

"If I could bottle up some of your wise, earthy, radiant energy and bring it back home, I would! I have learnt so much from you, because you know how to truly teach and guide! The love and compassion you have for your students, the body, dance, art and life, is inspirational. Thank you for your love and support."

Somatic Education student, Berlin