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Breath

Conscious Breath
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Conscious Breath

Our breathing is a reflection of what is happening within us, both physically and emotionally. If we listen to our body we can develop an innate sense of knowing if all is well within us, but, we do not always listen, often ignoring or overriding our body's signals. Although our breath is a fundamental signal that lets us know if there is something out of balance within us, most of the time it is invisible to us. We only tend to notice it when it is exaggerated or very much out of balance, when we are short of breath, or are feeling anxious, tired, or stressed.

Whether we are awake or unconscious our entire body moves to the rhythm of our pulses and breathing, and although large variances can be alarming, this variability is a sign of our resilience, of our ability to respond to our environment. Understanding and being able to moderate our own internal and external movement through mastery of the breath gives us immediate access to self-regulation, and ultimately our Heath and Wellbeing.

Jane integrates over 20 years of experience working with Conscious Breath into all her Somatic Practice and teaching.

Movement

SomaFlow®
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SomaFlow® Workshop
Fluid Somatic Practice...

Online workshop

Each month Jane will offer a workshop inquiring into our Fluid Somatic Nature. Classes will begin with a new context, introducing theory to support your deepening into this fluid movement practice. The workshops will be focused within the practice of Continuum, and will integrate other somatic practices to enhance the process. The webinars run from 6.30-8.30pm.

Cost: Each workshop costs 45.00. To join please register at least 5 days ahead to receive instructions on joining.
Dates: Wednesdays 23 February, 30 March, 27 April, 25 May, & 22 June, 6:30 - 8:30pm.
Booking: email Jane.

Continuum
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Continuum Evolutions

In person and Online workshop

In this Continuum workshop we will be exploring the different stages of evolutionary movement (fish, reptile, mammal) and how this connects us to our inherent early developmental movement; cellular breathing, naval radiation, pre and spinal movement patterns - exploring through Experiential Anatomy and Continuum.
Date: 10 April, 11.00am - 5:00pm.
Venue: Willow Studio, London SE3.
Cost: 90 (80 Early Bird Rate if paid by 4 April).

Embryological Unfolding

In this Continuum workshop we will be exploring the different stages of evolutionary movement (fish, reptile, mammal) and how this connects us to our inherent early developmental movement; cellular breathing, naval radiation, pre and spinal movement patterns - exploring through Experiential Anatomy and Continuum.
Date: 19 June, 11.00am - 5:00pm.
Venue: Willow Studio, London SE3.
Cost: 90 (80 Early Bird Rate if paid by 9 May).

Continuum Flow Retreat Programme and Mentoring

Cherionna Menzam Sills PhD, RSMT, RSME, RCST, BCST.
Continuum teacher, senior craniosacral biodynamic teacher, registered somatic movement therapist and educator, pre- and perinatal therapist.
Jane Okondo MA, RCST, RSMT, RSME, IBMT Dip.
Continuum teacher, registered somatic movement therapist and educator, biodynamic craniosacral therapist.

Continuum Flow is a series of retreats for those experienced with Continuum and ready to dive deeper with this subtle fluidic practice. We also offer mentoring for those drawn to teach Continuum to support you in being prepared to apply to become a member of the Continuum Teachers Association. We offer individual mentoring which can include smaller workshops to practice teach with feedback from peers and mentors. The retreats at Karuna provide an opportunity to deepen into Continuum, with each course including 2-3 days in silent enquiry process. These retreats are open to anyone who has had at least 5 days experience with Continuum teachers, and is ready to dive deeper.

This rereat series has emerged from Cherionna and Jane coming together to teach the visionary somatic work of the late Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum, a subtle practice involving specific breaths, sounding, mindful awareness and gentle fluid movement. We slow down, relax and dissolve restrictive patterns in our tissues and nervous systems opening to new, more creative resilience and potential.

Dates:
• SEMINAR 6. 17 - 22 April 2022 (Residential with option to attend by ZOOM).
• SEMINAR 7. 6 - 11 November 2022 (Residential).
Venue: The Karuna Institute, Natsworthy Manor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TR.
Cost: Cost for individual modules: Residential > 730, ZOOM > 355 Deposit: 150 (non-transferable and non-refundable). A minimum of five days of Continuum is needed to participate. Please go to Karuna Institute to register. Download the Application form.

Authentic Movement
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Integrated Bodywork and Movement Therapy UK

IBMT Diploma Programme. Tutor: Jane Okondo.
As part of a longer diploma programme, Jane will be teaching the Somatic Psychology modules.
Dates: To Be Confirmed. For details contact Jane.
Venue: TBC.
Cost: For current Workshop and Booking Details, go to IBMT Introductory Workshops.

Discipline of Authentic Movement - Closed Groups

Online and in Studio

Ongoing Closed Group (Limited to 4 participants). The practice of the Discipline of Authentic Movement supports us in developing an inner witness. In the practice involves a mover and a witnesses; and through their mindful presence and compassionate attention the witness creates a safe space which the mover enters, eyes closed, to attend to his inner world. The mover is invited to surrender to the flow of impulses which arise from the unconscious, and to bring these into expression through movement. In this way unconscious material is embodied, felt and seen by another, and can be integrated into consciousness through verbal sharing, writing and artwork. Thus the body becomes conscious.
Venue: Willow Studio, London SE3.
Dates: For more information and Booking call Jane on 07500 838 563.

Stepping into the Discipline of Authentic Movement

Tutor: Jane Okondo. These workshops are an introduction to the Discipline of Authentic Movement. Authentic Movement is a contemplative movement practice which has evolved within the field of dance movement therapy, and been influenced by Jungian psychology and meditative practice. As in the discipline of mindfulness meditation, we seek to pay attention to our direct experience, moment by moment, witnessing the sensations, feelings, thoughts, images and movement impulses which arise into consciousness.
Dates: 26 February, 2 April, 21 May, 18 June. 2:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: Willow Studio, London SE3.
Cost: 60 each date. Booking and information: info@ibmt.co.uk or call Jane on 07500 838 563.

Discipline of Authentic Movement - deepening practice (London)

Tutor: Jane Okondo. We will explore our relationship to Embryology and our Nervous System, and integrating this through the practice of Authentic Movement, a contemplative movement practice.

As in the discipline of mindfulness meditation, we seek to pay attention to our direct experience, moment by moment, witnessing the sensations, feelings, thoughts, images and movement impulses which arise into consciousness.

These workshops are appropriate for all levels of experience, and are also an introduction to Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy for those interested in joining the IBMT Diploma Programme.
Dates: To Be Confirmed.
Venue: Willow Studio, London SE3.

Discipline of Authentic Movement - deepening practice (Copenhagen)

The practice of the Discipline of Authentic Movement supports us in developing an inner witness. The practice involves a mover and a witnesses; and through their mindful presence and compassionate attention the witness creates a safe space which the mover enters, eyes closed, to attend to his inner world. The mover is invited to surrender to the flow of impulses which arise from the unconscious, and to bring these into expression through movement. In this way unconscious material is embodied, felt and seen by another, and can be integrated into consciousness through verbal sharing, writing and artwork. Thus the body becomes conscious. For more information email or call Jane on 07500 838 563.
Venue: Den Levende Krop Studie, Struensegade 15 A, 3.th, 2200 Kbh N.

Life

Counselling
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Counselling|Coaching|Communication

Mudimo

Face to face, online, and phone sessions available

Mudimo

I am a registered Integrative counsellor (MBACP), primarily Person Centred, but with experience in Psychodynamic, Arts integrative, Core Process, and the Trauma-informed work of Peter Levine. I have over 20 years experience working in the personal development, mentoring, and mental health fields, working with a broad range and severity of issues including: anxiety and depression, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, trauma/abuse, challenges in being neuro-atypical, and the affirmation of sexual orientation and gender identity.

I am also passionate in pursuing a wholistic approach to wellbeing, inviting the exploration of creativity, embodiement practices, and somatic movement in collaboration with my life partner Jane. I also have rich experience of both the creative and corporate worlds having worked as an Architect, New Media creative, and Drum Circle facilitator - I believe there is no 'Normal', we each have a unique self-expression and I am committed to supporting you in your journey to Being Well.

My session format and pricing details can be Downloaded here (.PDF file format).

Mudimo

“...The practical aspects of the work were very clear and the manner in which the practicals were done helped bring such a huge awareness to one's own body, feel it, be it, embrace the stillness.” - Tricia Teahan, shiatsu practitioner

SomaFlow® Payments

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We will hold any booking request placed online using our contact form for 48hrs. For Programme bookings in excess of 100.00, the minimum deposit must be paid during this period to confirm the reservation. Alternatively, you can submit the Programme deposit or full payment online with Paypal to reserve a place immediately.

All information, exercises, techniques, or tools described on this website are delivered in the context of coaching, and are not a substitute for consultation with your registered health practitioner. Book a session .

Terms & Conditions

  • A non-refundable Programme deposit or full payment is required to reserve a place for programmes. In the absence of a specific deposit amount the deposit is 50% for totals up to 100, and 50 + 25% of the total that is over 100
  • All deposits are non-refundable
  • The balance of payment for group programmes is due 7 days before the event start date
  • Staged payment for longer and One 2 One programmes is negotiable, with each stage payable in full by the balance due date
  • Full payment is due for any cancellations made less than 48hrs from the event start date
  • Vouchers are redeemable in the amount stated, solely against the indicated event, and cannot be used in conjunction with 'Early Bird' rates or other seasonal offers
  • Concessions and waivers are discretionary
  • Online payments using PayPal will incur a PayPal processing fee which is added to the total amount before submission. This is currently 3.4% + 20p per transaction. If you do not wish to incur this fee, send a cheque to 30 Begbie Road, London SE3 8DA, payable to Jane Okondo, or contact Jane for direct bank payment details

“...Jane has the ability to open up a whole new world of possibilities, where the infinite wisdom and subtle language of the human body can be explored.” - Tajinder Chana.