Alive Inside Arts/Dance Movement Therapy & Yoga Classes Christchurch

Welcome to Alive Inside, your space in Christchurch to discover the benefits of Arts and Dance Movement Therapy, Authentic Movement Therapy and yoga classes. I am a Certified Yoga Teacher since 2006 and a qualified Dance Therapist, and, more recently, have studied Arts Therapy.

Nowadays, everyone knows what yoga is (and chances are, you have been to a yoga class before). However, while well-recognised in America and Europe, Art and Dance Therapy is relatively new to New Zealand. To avoid confusion, you don’t have to be an artist or a dancer in order to participate. Suitable for all ages and abilities, Dance Movement Therapy uses movements and dance therapeutically. In combination with Arts Therapy we combine the creative process and art making to achieve true wellbeing on a physical, emotional and cognitive level. My approach is individual for each client and, more often than not, I like to combine both art making and dance movement in my sessions.

The healing which takes place in Arts and Dance Therapy is truly amazing and it is reflected in my website name ‘Alive Inside’. I have witnessed profound change within my clients. Recognising and nurturing this life inside each of us regardless of our age or health is my big passion.

“My vision of being a Dance Movement Therapist and Yoga Teacher is to relate to the whole aspect of life, and I love to provide opportunities of reaching balance and your full potential.”

Children & Adults

I have experience with children as young as 3 years through to elderlies.

All Abilities

I have worked with patients facing mental/emotional challenges and various other health issues.

Studio- & Institution-Based

I run sessions from my purpose-built home-based studio, community venues and institutions.

Private & Groups

I offer private classes, small-group sessions and community classes.

What My Clients Say

I feel very privileged, having had the chance to work with people from all walks of life. Here’s what some of them said …

Ready to start your journey?

Would you like to discover the benefits of Authentic Movement Therapy or Art Therapy? Are you thinking about offering Dance Movement Therapy at your institution? Are you keen to join a yoga class in Christchurch? I’m looking forward to take you on a journey of self-discovery.