Yoga Mindfulness Embodiment

Embodiment

“We can’t break through without bringing our bodies along.”

Kasia Urbaniak

YOUR CONFIDENCE, EMPOWERMENT AND PLEASURE START WITH YOUR BODY.

We are embodied, sensual beings. Our bodies are designed to communicate with us through sensations, feelings and energy. When that communication is deep and rich, we identify and express our needs authentically, are resolved in our purpose and experience a deep sensual aliveness.

Stress, physical or emotional trauma hamper our ability to connect to this vital source of inner knowing and support that is our body. We may end up in a reactive loop pattern, disconnected and detached from our inner guidance and power.

 

Embodiment practices are our gateway to awakening the inherent intelligence of our bodies. Those self-led, powerful somatic practices will re-connect you with the wisdom of your body, empowering you to:

 

  • Take an active lead in the process of healing
  • Regain trust in your body
  • Expand your sensual sensitivity
  • Ease anxiety or depression
  • Build resilience and emotional responsiveness
  • Inspire emotional release
  • Work through trauma
  • Regain a sense of ease and comfort in the body-mind
  • Ground in the present moment
  • Inspire creativity
  • Deepen intimacy
  • Deepen experience of pleasure

 

How it works

Private sessions take place at your convenience in the intimacy of your home.
Our initial, often 8 weeks or longer, commitment, provides me with a more detailed insight into your needs and objectives and allows me to tune into your process in a more subtle and individualised way. Before we meet, I offer an initial 15 min phone/video call consultation. It is vital for me to make sure we are the right fit. We then schedule an introductory session to allow me to further understand your needs and create
bespoke weekly sessions designed to support you and your life.

It is my utmost wish for you to see and experience a tangible shift in your well-being within a short period of time. However, it is vital to understand that each process is unique; healing and growth cannot be rushed.
Our work together is a mutual commitment to the journey.

THE NON-LINEAR MOVEMENT METHOD ®

The NLMM®  is a somatic movement method of accessing the innate wisdom of the body. Through gentle, non-impositional guidance the body accesses a state of inner flow through which we are able to identify and unwind the patterns of bodily tension and underlying mental loops. The result is a systematic, self-guided unburdening of the nervous system. The NLMM facilitates a continued movement, which gently opens the freeze pattern and allows for recognition and release of the underlying bodily and emotional patterns.

This method has many deep, powerful applications:

1. Smooths out the nervous system
The demands of modern life create stress and tension in the body and an overactive mind. The NLMM encourages an identifying and unwinding of the patterns of contraction and through gentle, non-force movements relieves the bodily tension and underlying mental loops. The result is a systematic, self-guided unburdening of the nervous system.

2. Processes and identifies emotions
As the body unwinds and the mind relaxes its pressured pace the emotions associated with these patterns become apparent and are being let go of. You can note recurring emotional loops for further processing  and at the same time allow emotions to simply rise and release.

3. Awakens erotic energy and sensual sensation
As tension, contraction and emotion are being released the body becomes sensitized and we are able to feel deeper. One of the marked results of this sensitization is an ability to feel increased pleasure and well being. Participants report an increased ability to connect through their body, both with themselves and others.

4. Releases trauma patterns into flow
One of the results of traumatic experience (fresh and old alike) is “freeze”, a state in which body, mind and emotions are stuck in a state of numbness. Often “freeze” is falsely perceived as a feeling of “calm/nothing”, which results in an inability to release the experience and ease the bodily patterns. The NLMM facilitates a continued movement, which gently opens the freeze pattern and allows for recognition and release of the underlying bodily and emotional patterns.

5. Unites mind and body in intimacy with physical sensation
Through continued engagement with the release of contraction and facilitation of emotional awareness the ingrained patterns become apparent and less pronounced. Over time physical sensation can be engaged with and the acceptance and tolerance of all sensation increases. Intimacy with whatever is present is possible.

6. Creates high bodily responsiveness
NLMM educates the body how to release and process contractions, stress and emotional tension.  The body becomes highly attuned to all sensations and can note, react or release fluidly and without having to attend to traumatic or suppressed backlog.

7. Opens access to bodily wisdom
By putting emphasis on movement and circumventing the analytical mind and loops of tense thinking the natural intelligence of our bodies is accessed. Through gentle guidance the mechanisms of “freeze” and refusal to feel are being loosened and bodily wisdom can create the necessary actions and releases.

NLMM is facilitated on a mat or blanket. Participants dress similar to a Yoga or Dance Class, in comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

The method can be practiced at any age, fitness level and mobility. The movements are designed to be self-regulating and can be done in any position, including laying down.

TESTIMONIALS

Alicia

Ashka helped me work through some psychological trauma. Supportive, calming , positive presence, she immediately put me at ease during our complimentary consultation. Ashka listened carefully to the difficulties I was experiencing and put together a tailored plan unique to my needs. The journey we shared together over just four sessions exceeded my expectations and transported me to some truly profound, spiritual and meaningful places. Even though our sessions were online, Ashka’s unwavering presence made me feel supported in each and every moment, as well as outside of sessions. I loved the way she created a theme of ‘intimacy’ and included spontaneous movement and powerful meditation in the sessions. I moved from harsh self-judgment and shame to truly feeling free to be myself, the softening of my heart saying ‘YES!’ to anything uncomfortable, painful, and accepting of what is. I felt powerful, fearless, strong, bountiful of inner strength. The sessions also helped me embrace my grief and pain release it. I am so grateful for her dedication, warmth and space she held for me and look forward to more sessions in the future.

Alicia

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What I love about your classes is that they are really fluid, they feel very strong and feminine. They are classes guided by the principle of being embodied and connected to the sensations of the body.

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