I am a somatic activist, practitioner and facilitator with 25+ years of training in movement, anatomy, improvisation, therapy and pedagogy. My early practices included Ashtanga Yoga and Vipassana Meditation, something that bloomed further as I continued to study contemporary dance, improvisation and somatics in UK, Netherlands and the US.
I've graduated in Participatory Arts and Somatic Research from Moving On Center in 1999, and have since received certifications in Dynamic Embodiment - Somatic Movement Therapy Training (DE-SMT), in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (CLMA) with Integrated Movement Studies and in Somatic Movement Education (SME) and Practitioner Program (CP) from the School for Body-Mind Centering®. I am also certified as a Massage Therapist (CMT), with supplementary trainings in myofascial bodywork and cranio-sacral therapy. Additionally I hold a Masters degree in Live Art & Performance Studies, during which I begun to create my ecosomatic teaching and research participatory approaches to performance making.
I am a mother, now twice over, a journey that sparked my passion in pre- and postnatal issues, homebirth and birthing practices, early attachment and the development of a human-moving.
I currently live in Berlin, directing and organizing my own trainings and workshops in Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. I am on the faculty of Eino Roiha Institute's Dance Movement Therapy Training in Jyväskylä, Finland, and regularly mentor students and teach somatic approaches to performance, ecology, movement studies and pedagogy at the Theater Academy of Helsinki and elsewhere.
I am an ISMETA Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, and have been working privately with clients since 2001.
Once in a while artistic work takes over, providing the necessary practice of attempting to find a form for something previously hidden.