Combining elements of dance, movement and creative processes with scientific theories, I help with stress reduction, psychological issues, mental/emotional health conditions, traumatic injuries and much more.
In this sub-practice of Dance Therapy you follow your impulses to move through a space, eyes closed. Taking time for only yourself, you discover what your body is trying to tell you and facilitate your own healing process.
I run day and evening yoga classes all over Christchurch which you can join casually or on a term-basis. I teach yoga for beginners through to advanced and also offer private yoga classes at my studio in Woolston/Opawa.
Doreen […] did lessen the effects of my Parkinson disease. I am 91 years old and have some issue with balance so she adapted the exercises so the I could do them while sitting. […] It was fun and I enjoyed it and always felt better afterwards.
Doreen guided me from being kinda sceptical and self-conscious to feeling comfortable and safe. Encouraged me to be brave to revisit places long forgotten, which is part of the uniqueness of Authentic Movement. It completely bypasses our minds, beliefs, thoughts and takes us where the truths are hidden, so we can heal and be whole again…
Doreen brings a natural gentleness to our yoga class and you can’t help but feel serene. Any stresses or negativity is wiped by the gentle massage and stretch that your body is given during the class. I feel Doreen is an expert in this field because of the calmness and the knowledge she passes to us through her teachings and her being.
At first, [the thought of Authentic Movement Therapy] was a bit scary but I soon discovered that, if I let it, my body really did know what I needed and the movements enabled me to express not only what was going on for my body but within my mind too. […] I never leave Doreen’s studio without feeling better, happier with myself and with a lovely balance between body and mind.
In our 1.5 hours of hatha yoga, Doreen guides each of us at our own level through the strengthening, weight-bearing and deep breathing with patience and gentle humour. We all rise from the final relaxation smiling as if waking from a pleasant dream.