Hello. Welcome to Firm Feet®. I’m Charlotte Boyd. I live in Edinburgh with my partner. I am a qualified Sound Healing Practitioner certified by the College of Sound Healing and Embodiment Movement Facilitator. I’m a member of People Dancing; foundation for community dance. I created Firm Feet® to offer ways to balance everyday mental wellbeing using sound and movement. I am keen to use my knowledge and experiences as a way of helping others. In my work I aim to honour and celebrate the influences and lineage that my practices and music have come from.
From my very early years I had complex mental health issues that caused me to have complicated and unhealthy eating habits, a negative relationship with my body and disordered eating. When I reached my twenties I was experiencing regular migraines, no menstrual cycle and chronic health conditions. This was my wake up call and I began to enquire deeper. I experimented with alternative practices, herbal and plant medicines. I started to understand myself better with the learning of Macrobiotic healing arts: a blend of Taoist methodology, Traditional Chinese medicine healing system; living and eating in rhythm with your body. Movement, self expression and creativity became integral for me. With an overall practice of eating in season and according to my body’s needs, I became more in tune with myself and my 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 combine my deep love for music and movement in my Firm Feet® Dance in the dark sessions, I have created an online audio subscription JOIN HERE
I offer 1:1 tailored Sound healing sessions using my voice to balance and restore and work through stagnation in the mind and body, more information HERE
I have facilitated in corporate, mental health, community venues. I have led and managed many environmental and social change funded projects in and around London. I have a particular interest in using movement to stabilise everyday mental health. I am trained in EAD™ movement method, Macrobiotic healing arts, Sound Healing and Organic horticulture. I have co-produced and tutored courses; Mindfulness through dance and Love your body, exploring body image at the NHS City & Hackney Recovery College. I co-founded the social prescribing initiative – Waltham Forest Conscious Care Community, providing complementary activities for those in the community who need a boost.
I’m a singer and songwriter. I write, produce and play in a lo-fi acoustic duo called Hamartia. You can listen HERE I also co-produce for music project The Inside, creating meditative experimental electronic listening experiences, have a listen HERE I am currently embarking on the exciting project of writing and recording my solo album to be released on Bandcamp in spring 2021.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCES
Sound & Voice Healing Practitioner training at Sound & Space, Brighton – certified by The College of Sound Healing
Movement EAD™ teacher training at School of Ecstatic Movement.
Non Violent Communication (N.V.C) Foundation + Intermediate Trainings at Made to Be company
Macrobiotic Coach. Levels 1, 2 & 3 . Oriental diagnosis, Eastern philosophy, healing & cooking, the classical meridian system, coaching & counselling skills. Do-in Exercise for Physical & spiritual development at International Macrobiotic School Devon & Instituto Macrobiotico Portugal
Women’s Worth & Saha Roots Retreats – Facilitator – Storytelling, Movement + whole food retreats – Portugal & Ireland
Ievolve & Foundation Courses. Nutrition, bodywork practices, Communication and self-development at The Concord Institute of Integral Studies, London.
Continued Professional Development – The College of Sound Healing – Various
Women’s Worth Workshops, Ireland. Breaking Convention Psychedelic Conference. Saha Roots Retreats, Portugal. Green Lens Studios. Centre17. Chat’s Palace. Jackson’s Lane. Sadhana Yoga Dalston. Paper Dress Yoga. Discobarre Studio. Lifespace, Notting Hill. The Curtain Member’s club, Shoreditch. Time to Change Campaign. Gnome House Community Arts. The Hall Community Centre, East Village. The Psychedlic Society. Hackney & City Recovery College. NHS trust. CREST Waltham Forest