Movement for Living Well
The willow tree can survive any storm as its roots run deep.
Despite its delicate appearance it has a strong tenacity for life. Prized by the ancient Greeks and Chinese, the willow tree possesses legendary powers.
This tree is strong while being highly adaptable, stable and yet elastic, resilient and also free flowing – all qualities we look for in our body for good movement.
Like a waterfall, with its pouring branches, the willow invites us to a place of peace and tranquility. Similarly in the practice of Yoga, Pilates and holistic movement we may find refuge from life’s demands and a greater contact with our felt sense and our kinesthetic intelligence.
New Restorative Class
This is a new class I am running on Monday's 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
The focus and intention for this practice is to foster a better balance within the autonomic nervous system. We begin by melting away tensions with lengthening exercises followed by exploring breathing techniques and then settle into guided relaxation via Yoga Nidra or quiet meditation.
To book onto this class go to the Classes tab and scroll down to Drop-in classes, then select Yoga. The Restorative class will appear next to my other Yoga classes.
New Spring Time Classes
The next 5 week period of Live Online Classes begins on Monday 22nd February 2021 ending on Saturday 27th March 2021.
PLANS ARE NOW LIVE AND AVAILABLE TO BOOK.
You can book a package of classes (pricing plans) according to how often you want to practice. Once you have purchased your chosen package, you have total flexibility to book yourself into whichever class suits you. This means you are not confined to the same class/classes week on week. Please note that the package you choose is only valid to use within the current term dates.
Please make sure to book into the classes you attend so these are deducted from your plan.
Alternatively you can Drop-in to any class and pay the drop in fee.
Let's keep moving with deep awareness, maintaining strength, limberness, movement courage and somatic trust!
See you very soon!
New Mobile App
Book your classes easily now via our new Wix App.
Use the app to book, edit and track all your classes. Just fill in your details below and you will be invited to the
Movement for Living Well site.
Welcome to Movement for Living Well
Once upon a time Anglo-Portuguese Stephanie was a professional dancer in London and has been a mover all of her life. Fascinated by people generally, their health, the way they live, their bodies and their movement, what gets her out of bed in the morning is a desire to understand more and empower her students to move well, feel well and live well.
A devoted teacher for over 20 years specializing in Pilates & Yoga she is also a certified Slings Myofascial Training® Practitioner, based on Tomas Myers Anatomy Trains® body map.
This movement concept has found its way into all of Stephanie’s teaching as her study of Tom Myers map and practice of Slings Myofascial Training has given her a much deeper understanding of the effects of movement on the body.
Slings unique fascia focused movement concept is designed to provide better balance and efficiency in our myofascia through movement. Said differently it is structural integration through movement by strengthening the body’s postural balance, enhancing resilience and body awareness, improving movement efficiency and activating the body’s own self healing ability.
Stephanie is also an international senior educator for Slings Myofascial Training with Art of Motion (the birth place of Slings) as well as Anatomy Trains in Motion for Anatomy Trains®.
Her other lifelong devotion is to her triplet teenage boys whom she raises with her husband in Oxford, UK. Together with her husband she runs a small fully equipped Pilates & Yoga movement studio as well as running several group classes in Yoga, Pilates & Slings Myofascial Training from The Top Room at The Oxford Playhouse and Summertown Church Hall.
Formerly a professional dancer with London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Stephanie retired from the stage after suffering an ankle injury and re-trained in 1997 to be a Pilates instructor with Alan Herdman in his London Studios. At the same time she studied Sports Massage with Mel Cash at the London School of Sports Massage. In 2003 she encountered Yoga from which a great passion was born and has maintained a dedicated practice ever since. She trained with Carlos Rui Ferreira (Centro Português de Yoga) and completed his 3 year instructors course. Stephanie draws inspiration from all her teachers and movement disciplines bringing 25 years of study and practice to her own teaching.
Please feel free to contact me via the form below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.