Largely self-taught, my movement classes have been born from my own experimental and experiential process, as is everything I do.
Tracing the origin of my love of movement would be difficult. As a young girl I was in love with dance, as many are. I wanted to be either a dancer or a teacher “when I grew up.”
With groups of friends I was often dubbed “the dancing queen.” If there was good music, my body moved. Originally, I had only minimal dance instruction, but there was always some instinctive talent for dance and movement within me. Later, when I began introducing swing dances in Portugal, I found out I had a knack with teaching others how to learn and improve movement.
My investigative trial and error process was also how I healed myself from chronic pain. However, rather than just getting back to normal, I actually have surpassed the freedom and mobility in my body which I previously had. My first impulse was then to share and teach others how to do better than me: stay out of chronic pain!
All of these experiences make me the teacher I am, as well as my spontaneous and instinctual way of recognizing logical patterns. People have sometimes felt me as demanding in my classes, because I bring the frequency of perfecting the patterns.
I can recognize the potential in each person, regardless of body shape or supposed limitations, and my aura pushes you to accomplish what you may not have thought possible. At the same time, I am adaptable to each person and I create space for your body to choose exactly which experience it wants in class.
You are the expert on you. My teaching is for you to use in your own personal way. If you resonate with my focus and guidance, I may be the teacher for you.