Movement

WHAT IS FIRM FEET?

Firm Feet is an Open Movement active meditation in a warm, lowly-lit, atmospheric and calming environment. There is nothing to learn or follow, it is simply a space to dance. Nobody is watching you. There is no judgement and no right or wrong. You are invited to move in your own space, barefoot, with closed or with lowered eyes. In darkness or with closed eyes, there is no visual stimulation, which allows us to drop deeper into meditation, find our natural rhythm and let go of the mind.

ACTIVE MEDITATION

As we work on our bodies we are able to focus on a balanced mental and physical well being. Movement is a crucial stage of healing and personal development. People often come away feeling reformed, with a sense of liberation, purpose and self empowerment. Firm Feet sessions focus on the self and can be part of your regular meditation practice.

LOST IN MUSIC

Dance is used creatively, therapeutically and recreationally to help let go of things we no longer want or need. You often hear people comment about how they are going to ‘lose it on the dance floor’ or ‘get lost in the music’. Each session will feature a carefully selected playlist designed and chosen to tap into different moods and emotions to enable catharsis to create freedom of the body and mind. Focusing on deep electronic, experimental, drumming, ambient and uplifting music from every corner of the globe. In open movement, you can reach euphoric highs with just the use of music, breath and your body. It’s an exhilarating experience as you release serotonin and endorphins and a gentle low impact cardiovascular exercise.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

AM Morning Meditation sessions are invigorating and we often dance in natural light. You can close your eyes to go further inward.

PM Dance in the dark sessions, we dance with as little light as possible, to drop deeply into meditation.


BENEFITS OF DANCING

Boost your overall happiness

Balance the mind & body

Better sleep, less stress & tension

Enhance agility, flexibility, balance & co-ordination

Feel inspired & empowered

Improve cardiovascular health & circulation

Strengthen bones & muscles, increase stamina

An enjoyable & exhilarating  experience

Raise your serotonin & endorphins levels naturally

Sessions

Yonder  4-6a, Hooker’s Rd, London E17 6DP

Friday 14th December 7.30pm. 

Centre17 , 1 Church Hill, E17 3AB

Winter Solstice Session Friday 21st December  7.30pm.

Psychedelic Society 8 Mackintosh Lane, E9 6AE

Friday 11th January 7.30-9.30pm

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PREVIOUS

Chat’s Palace, Hackney. Jackson’s Lane, Highgate. London

Women’s Worth Workshops, Cork Ireland

Breaking Convention 2017 Psychedelic Conference

Saha Roots Retreats, Aljezur, Portugal – Yoga, Movement & Wholefoods

Coaching

I offer one-to-one body wellbeing coaching sessions with the aim of creating a better relationship with yourself and your body. Drawing on my experiences and qualifications in traditional healing systems, Macrobiotics and integral thinking; we will devise an energising and manageable lifestyle and dietary plan that can help balance your emotional and physical stability.

We will work weave in simple approaches to your routine, that can have a really positive outcome on nurturing your relationship with your body and mind. We will enquire into what your body requires and look at ways of personally creating balance. Eating in season and in tune with your surroundings, combined with emotional understanding and body awareness, can all aid harmonious living.

During the first 90 minute coaching session, we will work together discussing  your lifestyle, emotional, dietary and behavioural patterns. We will take a deeper look at how they are integrated, questioning what is serving you and what is preventing you from sustaining overall well being.

AIMS

EMPOWER YOU TO SUSTAIN OVERALL WELL BEING

TRANSFORM YOUR  RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF & YOUR BODY.

CREATE A SIMPLE & MANAGEABLE DIETARY & LIFESTYLE PLAN

STABILIZE EMOTIONAL, MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH

First session  £60

90 minutes in person (with ongoing email support for two weeks)

Follow up  £40  – 1 hour

I also run simple whole food cooking classes for small groups.

Please contact me for more information.

About

Firm Feet Open Movement

CHARLIE BOYD

I am keen to use my knowledge and experiences as a way of helping others. I started to understand myself better with the learning of Traditional Chinese medicine healing system, movement and self expression through creativity. After years of chronic regular migraines, eating distress and amenorrhoea, I began to enquire deeper into nature. I experimented with alternative practices, herbal and plant medicines. With an overall practice of eating in season and according to my body’s needs, I became more in tune with myself and environment. I started listening to my body, expressing myself more with music, meditation and dance. My body became more balanced, my mind calmer and my physical issues began to shift and change and slowly disperse.

I am a singer and songwriter and work and train in Organic Horticulture and gardening. I have worked in various community and environmental projects in and around London. I am furthering my studies and experiences within the mental health sector with an interest in therapeutic gardening. I co-run yoga, dance and whole food nutrition retreats in various locations around the world. I offer one to one consultations and group sessions on nutritional and emotional balance.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCES

MOVEMENT 

EAD™ teacher training.  

SCHOOL OF ECSTATIC MOVEMENT, HEREFORDSHIRE

Do-in Exercise of Physical & spiritual development

INTERNATIONAL MACROBIOTIC SCHOOL, DEVON & INSTITUTO MACROBIOTICO DE PORTUGAL

Saha Roots – Hatha & Yin Yoga, Movement & Whole Food retreat Facilitator

PORTUGAL & IRELAND

WELL BEING

Macrobiotic Coach & life counselling. Levels 1, 2 & 3 . Oriental diagnosis, Eastern philosophy, healing & cooking, the classical meridian system, coaching & counselling skills.

INTERNATIONAL MACROBIOTIC SCHOOL DEVON & INSTITUTO MACROBIOTICO DE PORTUGAL

City & Guilds Work Based Organic Horticulture.

ORGANIC LEA COMMUNITY GROWERS, CHINGFORD

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

London Ievolve & foundation Course. Wholefood nutrition, bodywork practices, communication and self-expression

CONCORD INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES

Contact

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