About Sarena - dance teacher, psychotherapist, therapy in motion practitioner
I am a 5Rhythms Teacher accredited by Gabrielle Roth in 2004, offering regular 5Rhythms® drop in sessions and Open Floor Therapy in Motion (Open Floor International) in Scotland, also currently online. I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist in Process Work and offers one to one sessions, work with couples and groups. I was Publisher and co-founder of Handspring Publishing, working for just over 10 years with researchers and prominent teachers in the areas of movement science, yoga, Pilates, Somatics, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and dance. I co-authored a chapter titled The 5Rhythms Movement practice: Journey to Wellbeing, Empowerment, and Transformation in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing (2017).
I facilitate from an understanding of an in-depth personal experience, and investigation of my internal landscape of feelings, sensations, the dance and the psyche. My approach in classes allows for space of what wants to emerge through movement, encouraging freedom and the unexpected into the dance. I approach therapy sessions with curiosity, compassion, non-judgement and a love for the complexity of our humanness.