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Srik Narayanan

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I am Srik Narayanan RSME (ISMETA), a body-oriented therapist and educator, based in Glasgow.  I hold the Diploma in Embodied-Relational Therapy, an approach to relational body psychotherapy.  I am a graduate of the Somatic Movement Education programme in Body-Mind Centering® (BMC), having completed my training in the UK and in France over three years.  BMC is an experiential, somatic approach, developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, which emphasises the anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, embryological and developmental basis of our embodiment.  My practice also draws significantly from my experience of Focusing and Authentic Movement, as well as my longstanding engagement with contemplative practice, dance, improvisation, drama, performance and creative practice.  I am a registered professional member of ISMETA and a professional member of People Dancing, the Foundation for Community Dance.

My approach to practice is that it is always an enquiry and I value non-expertise most highly. My  trainings have, above all, offered me skills that allow me to rest in a position of not-knowing, so that I can be curious about what is unknown and receptive to what is emerging.  I believe that any encounter in life offers the potential for learning and I value what my clients and students have to teach me.  In all aspects of my life I am committed to finding ways to work with nature rather than against it, and, to me, that also involves rediscovering our own nature through our bodies.  Being with my moving body helps me honour my wholeness, witness my relatedness and celebrate the spontaneous dance of living, in all it brings.  It offers a path of healing which, for me, is both personal and political – as our bodily experiences are all-to-easily marginalised, embodiment is a form of activism.

“Srik seemed to be guided by a deep inner wisdom with an almost uncanny ability to say just what I needed to hear in such a compassionate way.  I really appreciate his ways of inviting as a fellow explorer, curious of our terrain.” ~ Workshop participant

 

Somatic Movement classes

Somatic movement is an approach to moving, learning and relating through our embodied awareness.  Using bodywork, imagery, breath and voice, we are invited into movement as a way to explore our embodiment and developmental patterns.  The classes provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space in which to experiment and play, through which we may find our own ways to move with more awareness, ease, fluidity and support, allowing us to be more resourced in living our lives.  It can be used as an awareness and wellbeing practice in itself and to support other movement disciplines like dance, yoga and sports.

 

My current weekly class is:

Wisdom of the Wild Body

embodied awareness and deep self-care

An invitation to let go into the wild unknown of our bodies through explorations in movement, with the mutual support to trust our spontaneity, creativity and the aliveness of our play as we discover our inner dances.

Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm, 9th October to 11th December 2018 (10 weeks), 2nd floor studio.

Classes are suitable for everybody.  No previous experience of dance, somatics or bodywork is required.  If you have any accessibility requirements please let me know.

The classes can be attended as a drop-in or as a 10-class series, saving 1/3rd on the drop-in price.

Drop-in £12/£10 (concession) or £80 for all 10 classes.

Wear layers of loose, comfortable clothing, including something warm.  Please leave shoes outside the studio.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

Individual Therapy and Education

I also offer individual Embodied-Relational Therapy and Somatic Movement Education.  See my website for more information and feel free to contact me.