Hello! I am Hayley.
My work, ‘Integrative Embodiment’ is a fusion of contemplative practice and the somatic arts. It integrates somatic and relational enquiries with embodied resourcing through Emergent Movement, Embodied Relaxation, Voice and Healthy Relating.
In response to our current culture that can tend towards disconnection and speed, I am motivated to share simple and effective embodied resourcing tools that allow you to return to and inhabit your body with a greater sense of presence and self agency. Remembering our relational interconnection with others, the space we inhabit and the world around and within us is an important part of this work.
I am also curious about the process of emergence that occurs through the body, that can both inform and guide you as you navigate your unique path. I continue to develop enquiry processes, through which, this emergence can safely unfold.
I have been facilitating movement and co-creative enquiries within the community for almost 15 years. This has taken the form of movement based support groups for the general community, as well as specific groups for women with postnatal depression and themed women’s groups. I developed a programme to support teachers in schools which focuses on nourishment through embodied relaxation, gentle movement and a safe space to share.
I have also offered one-to-one work with young adults in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and those in the community dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, chronic fatigue, bi-polar and other structural and functional issues.
I have spent over a decade working with children of all ages in schools and developed a movement mentorship programme called ‘Girls Allowed’ for pre-teen girls to support them in transitioning times.
My work is creative and enquiry based, tailored to the needs of each group or individual. I draw heavily upon the principles of Authentic Movement as well as somatic practice, gentle yoga, voice work and relaxation.
I began exploring yoga and meditation as a child, which led me to spend 5 years living in India and Thailand studying within yogic and mindfulness traditions. I have taught Somatic Yoga for nearly 15 years and am a qualified Yoga Therapist, specialising in yoga therapeutics for women as well as for emotional health and wellbeing. I continue to utilise these tools in my one-to-one work.
Alongside these practices flourished the intuitive world of my expressive body through dance and movement. I have been traversing the world of conscious dance for 18 years.
The inner impulses of my body are nourished by somatic practice, which continues to be a wonderful resource in my life and forms the main body of my current offerings. I have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing through UCLAN and continue to receive mentoring in somatic practice.
I love to move in nature, as nature, and am deeply influenced by the natural world in how I approach movement as well as how embodiment can offer a resource for deepening our connection with and responsibility for our natural world. I also love the work that reconnects, shared by Joanna Macy and Jon Young’s Art of Mentoring.We are made of earth…and rain… and stardust.
Trainings and Workshops:
Foundations of becoming safely embodied with Deirdre Fay
Ongoing Authentic Movement Peer Group
Ongoing One-to-One Authentic Movement Mentoring with Eila Goldhahn
PG. Diploma ( with Distinction ) in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing through UCLAN.
Hormone Harmony: Red School
The Pelvic Floor: Keys to lifelong health with Leslie Howard
Authentic Movement: One to One and small group study with Fran Lavendel
Fluid Development Series: Continuum Movement and BMC with Cherionna Menzam Sills.
Ongoing Continuum Study with Cherionna Menzam Sills
The Max with Paula Shaw at Esalen
Woman, Body, Earth & Spirit workshop: Inanna-Ereshkigal: Authentic Movement Retreat with Linda Hartley
The Embodied Spirit: Dance Movement with Ellen Watson
The Transformative Power of Emotion with Dorothy Charles: Gestalt Relational Psychotherapy, Group Process and Individual Work
Body Centred Awareness with Patrice Hamilton: An exploration of Hakomi, Cortical Field Reeducation (a somatic movement based body work) and Gestalt.
Hanna Somatics with Eleanor Criswell Hanna
Yoga and Psyche workshop with Mariana Caplan
Introduction to Drama Therapy: The Sesame Institute
Diploma in Yoga Therapy: Yogacampus
Well Women Yoga Therapy with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Yoga Therapy with Aadil Palkhivala
Yoga Therapy with Bo Forbes:
Gateway to prana, Yoga – meditation in motion and stillness, Yoga for insomnia, Softening our armour, Neurobiology of the spine, Yoga for emotional Balance, Integrative Yoga Therapeutics.
Yoga for Children (Yoga Bees)
Diploma of Yoga Teaching & Yoga Nidra (1700 hour training).
Certificates in Thai, Tibetan and Ayurvedic Massage.
Certificate in Yogic Studies and Gurukal Lifestyle (Bihar Yoga Bharati)
Over 700 hours of study with Bhooma Chaitanya, teacher of the Hatha & Advaita traditions.
NC Performing Arts: Edinburgh College
Many retreats in insight meditation and Advaita Vedanta with teachers such as Adyashanti, Marlies Cocheret, Jack Kornfield, S.N Goenka, Prajnaparamita and others.
Poem by Hayley Price (C)