Linda Hartley MA, Cert BMC, RSMT, SRDMP, CTP Dip Psych
Originally trained as a dancer and Body-Mind Centering® practitioner and teacher, Linda has worked since 1977 in the fields of dance and somatic movement therapy, bodywork, and transpersonal and body psychotherapy. She is founding director of the Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy, through which she has been running training programmes since 1990. She has also taught and practised as a therapist in various settings in the UK and internationally.
With an MA in Somatic Psychology, Linda is author of Wisdom of the Body Moving, Servants of the Sacred Dream, and Somatic Psychology, and editor of Contemporary Body Psychotherapy: The Chiron Approach. Her studies in Authentic Movement with Janet Adler deeply inform her work and many years of practice in Buddhist meditation give support and inspiration.
She is a member of the international collective of teachers of the Discipline of Authentic Movement who are participating in Circles of Four, a path of preparation to teach the Discipline that has been initiated by Janet Adler.
Paul Beaumont BA, Dip Coun, Dip IBMT, RSMT
Paul comes from a background in Adult Mental Health and Community Arts, and has been involved in the somatic field for 20 years. He trained in Participatory Arts and Massage in the US in the 1990s. He went on to train with Helen Poynor and then with the Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy.
Paul was a Trainer for over 5 years with JABADAO, delivering developmental movement based courses in Early Years Education and Learning Disability. He ran a Dads & Babies project for 2 years, and is now a visiting lecturer within Higher Education, having taught on Masters courses in Drama-therapy (University of Plymouth), Somatics (UCLan) and Dance Movement Psychotherapy (Goldsmiths, University of London). Paul has a private movement therapy practice working with people of all ages, and provides movement therapy services within an adoption consultancy. He is one of the organising team of the UK Somatic Movement Gathering and is co-organising the next UK IBMT Diploma programme.
Frauke Burchards Dip IBMT, Physiotherapie, New Dance
Frauke is a physiotherapist with a background in dance, contact improvisation and choreography. For over fifteen years she has worked in a psychosomatic clinic in Gottingen, Germany, combining these skills with Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy. In private practice she also offers individual sessions and workshops in bodywork and dance based on developmental movement patterns and body systems. In her work she connects detailed knowledge about the physical body with sensitive touch, emotion and joy of movement. A source of wisdom and inspiration is Authentic Movement, which influences her work with clients.
“My deep interest is to support the process of exploring and unfolding the individual’s potential, deepen presence and follow the flow”.
Maren Hillert Dip IBMT, Heilpraktikerin, Dance Educator
Maren teaches for the IBMT Diploma Programme in Moscow and Vilnius/Lithuania, as well as for the Somatic Body & Movement Therapy training, developed by Susanne Kukies and herself in Berlin. In this application-oriented training, Susanne and Maren combine somatics with voice- and chakra work. In addition to her intensive teaching, she works in a private practice in Berlin as a body and movement therapist, based on Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy, Contact Improvisation and early child development. Currently she is intensifying her studies around birth process and trauma release. More than ten years of weekly Authentic Movement practice essentially influences her work.
“I have a deep respect for the wonder of the body in motion. My overall professional interest is to support people to come back home, finding rest and inner roots before flying within their own flow, with the help of clear body awareness.”
Beverley Nolan Dip IBMT, E-RYT500, RSME/T
Beverley is a dedicated Yoga Practitioner and Teacher of more than 25 years experience and a Somatic Movement Therapist with a client practice in Cambridge. She leads workshops and training modules in traditional yoga practices, experiential anatomy and physiology, infant developmental movement patterns and Authentic Movement. She is a Faculty member for the Institute of Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy under the direction of Linda Hartley, and for Camyoga Education.
Beverley is inspired by the poetry and writing of David Whyte, the paintings of Vilhelm Hammershoi, and silence of all kinds.
Jane Okondo Dip IBMT, MA, RSME, RSMT, CRST
Based in London Jane has been teaching in the field of somatic therapy since 1995. She has a private practice in Somatic Movement, Biodynamic Cranial-sacral Therapy and Somatic Experiencing, and teaches programmes in the UK and Europe.
Jane has a Master’s degree in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing from the University of Central Lancaster and was authorised by Emilie Conrad to teach Continuum Movement ® in 2007. She is currently participating in the Circles of Four programme for the Discipline of Authentic Movement, which deeply informs her practice. Her focus of research has been on the connection between breath, somatic patterns and fluid body dynamics and how movement supports our access to resiliency and connection.
Cornelia Schmitz Dip Psych, Psychological Psychotherapist, Dip IBMT
Cornelia studied psychology and is trained in various forms of psychotherapy and dance and movement education. She offers body-based psychodynamic psychotherapy, supervision and Authentic Movement in her practice in Braunschweig, Germany. She also teaches her own approach to supporting the unfolding of movement and the refinement of embodied conscious awareness, naming this approach “Bewegungsgewebe”.
She has taught at various Institutes in Germany. Her commitment to the Discipline of Authentic Movement, as student of Janet Adler and as teacher, is essential for her orientation in life, together with her profound interest in the subtle and material tissues that form us.
Ania Witkowska Dip IBMT, RSMT, RSME, Cert. PNEX, BA Hons.
Ania sadly died on 8th April 2019. She had been a long standing, key member of the IBMT faculty and wider somatic community. Her work included a dedication to supporting parents to develop an embodied understanding of their baby’s developmental process in order to enrich the child-parent bond. Working internationally, she delivered courses for the UK’s National Health Service and within Early Years Education in the UK and Germany. Ania’s workshops for perinatal professionals were delivered at the Somatische Akademie, Berlin; Studio Love and Light, Moscow; The Lithuanian Dance Movement Therapy Association, Vilnius and at the 2015 BMCA European Conference. She is sadly missed by the many that she worked with and who experienced her gentle, compassionate and playful way of being.