I am a movement therapist and educator who has dedicated more than a decade to exploring and teaching the movement potential of the human body and how it can enrich our lives as parents, teachers, therapists and caregivers. You can read more about my education process too. My journey of discovering my own body has led me to a path towards learning to live in harmony with my body with Pilates, Rolfing and Embodiment.
I have been living off-grid in a jungle farm where I am raising my two young children since 2012 in Northern Perak away from the urban environment of mass-produced food, polluted air and fast-paced rhythm. Here I continuously experience and learn from the healing powers of nature.
For me there are no boundaries between work, life and play – they layer upon each other as a meaningful purpose filled with creativity. I see them all as one journey and learning process. For example, starting in my garden, I am preparing healthy organic soil to sowing the seeds, nurturing it everyday to harvesting. The process continues in the kitchen where I am exploring how best to cook it for my loved ones or how to preserve it so I can share it with others. Because what I learn from the garden can gives me lessons which I apply when teaching about the body.
The ultimate commitment is to use every opportunity to learn and then to share them with others.
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I began my working life crunching numbers as an insolvency accountant, after graduating with a degree in Accounting from the University of Melbourne and a postgraduate degree in Public Policy and Management from the SOAS at the University of London.
But life had other plans for me, and it began in 1999 when I started attending Pilates classes. Little did I know then that my weekly sessions on the Reformer would lead to a completely different calling that I continue to heed now – as a movement therapist and educator.
After five years of Pilates classes, I took the first step towards becoming an instructor and trained under Heather Low of Meridian Pilates in Vancouver, Canada. I went on to work extensively teaching remedial Pilates as well as continued education for Pilates teachers. In 2006, I co-founded Kuala Lumpur’s first movement-based healing studio which I headed as the teaching director until 2015.
On the move
Pilates sparked off my interest in other movement-related therapies and she began exploring and learning while feeding my love for travel. This passion took me to North America, Europe and Japan where I dedicated years to the continuous study of somatic education approaches such as the Body-Mind Centering embodied movement and consciousness approach with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, functional anatomy with Thomas Myers and the Body of Perception training with Susan Harper and Hubert Godard. I also studied Rolfing at the European Rolfing Association in Munich, Germany in 2008 and then completed subjects in Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute.