About Sarena - dance teacher, psychotherapist, coach and publisher
Sarena is a 5Rhythms Teacher accredited by Gabrielle Roth. She offers regular 5Rhythms® drop in sessions and Open Floor Therapy in Motion (Open Floor International) series in Scotland, currently online. Sarena has been practicing 5Rhythms® dance since 2000 and has been teaching since 2004. She qualified as an Open Floor teacher early 2017. She is a UKCP registered psychotherapist in Process Work and offers one to one sessions, works with couples and groups. She is a Publisher and co-founder of Handspring Publishing, working with researchers and prominent teachers in the areas of movement science, yoga, Pilates, Somatics, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and dance. She reads and studies widely in the area of movement, mindfulness, embodiment and trauma. She co-authored a chapter titled The 5Rhythms Movement practice: Journey to Wellbeing, Empowerment, and Transformation in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing (2017). Sarena teaches from an understanding of physiology and biomechanics of the body, as well as from a deep personal experience of interoception, proprioception, movement and the psyche. Her approach in classes is to allow space for what needs to emerge through movement, encouraging freedom and the unexpected into the dance. She approaches her therapy/coaching sessions with curiosity, compassion and non-judgement.