Hayley:

Woman, mother, creature, dreamer and lover of wild landscapes, forever exploring culture, embodiment and belonging. 

I am a trauma informed ISMETA registered somatic movement therapist and educator (RSMT, RSME), yoga therapist and educator, and singer. Re-awakening the body as part of the living fabric of the Earth, in interrelationship with all life, interwoven with the sacred.

Tending the living landscapes of soma, earth and soul, through movement, voice, therapy and ritual.

Humble explorer of the deconstruction of colonialism through the body and championing social and ecological justice from soma to culture.

Deeply committed to nourishing attuned presence, embodied listening and tending the threads of relationship.

I am based in Totnes, South Devon.

For the past 18 years I have been facilitating movement and collaborative somatic explorations within diverse communities. 

From body oriented support groups for the general community, movement explorations with the land, embodiment journey’s for women and through my one-to-one therapeutic practice.

Walking alongside those who wish to explore:

  • Motherhood
  • Reconnection with the body
  • Our shared humanity
  • The Mystery
  • Life transitions
  • Embodiment & Belonging
  • Life-Death-Life cycles
  • Eco-somatic movement
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Chronic fatigue

Inspiration:

My approach is creative and exploratory, tailored to the needs of each group or individual. 

My work validates the living wisdom of the body through empowering, collaborative somatic practice.

I draw upon the principles of Authentic Movement, and the work of Miranda Tufnell, Andrea Olsen and Emily Conrad, as well as other somatic movement lineages, gentle yoga, voice work and embodied relaxation. 

 Work with me

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.

While I discovered much beauty and wisdom in these traditions, they also awakened me to the impact of colonisation upon the objectified body. This has led me on an arduous, humbling, illuminating journey of deconstructing colonialism through the body. I still feel very much a beginner.

I am privileged to have grown up in the Scottish countryside, surrounded by the vastness of nature, with a body of water at my doorstep. I have always felt deeply related to the landscape. I have always experienced it as alive and communicative.

We are nature. Nature moves through us, as us. 

My practice is rooted in an understanding that body and earth are made of the same stuff. We are part of this living system that is inclusive of our humanity. Living this has implications on the ethics of my practice, which are committed to the health of our planet.