Narayanan Pic

Srik Narayanan

+447761 616907     E-mail     Facebook     Website

Srik is a body-oriented therapist and educator, based in Glasgow.

I hold the Advanced 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 his training in Focusing, Authentic Movement, and humanistic and psychodynamic counselling 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 member of the Embodied-Relational Therapy Association.

My approach to practice is that it is always an enquiry.  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 the unexpected and receptive to what is emerging.  I value the potential for learning through every encounter in life, be that with other humans or the other-than-human.

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 too 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.  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 dances.

Tuesdays, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, 2nd Floor Studio.       Calendar.       Facebook.

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

Price: £12 (£10 concession with eligibility).  5-class cards valid over 6 consecutive classes available for £50.

Wear layers of loose, comfortable clothing, including something warm.  Please leave shoes outside the studio.  You may also want to bring a water bottle and some materials for writing or drawing.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

Somatic Bodywork

This is a way of working with your body from the inside out, using touch and simple movement to help you to cultivate a deeper awareness of your body’s physical processes and make space for healing.  Somatic bodywork supports both more functional movement of your body and also a more functional relationship with your body.  By developing more physical support and resilience, as well as a more mindful awareness, you can find more ease in being in your body and be more attentive to self-care in your daily life.

See my website for more information and feel free to contact me.

 

Individual Body-Oriented Therapy

I also offer Embodied-Relational Therapy, an approach to relational body psychotherapy.  See my website for more information and feel free to contact me.