We have several members of staff who work alongside us from time to time.
Sue’s background is in the arts. She studied at Camberwell School of Art, and the Slade. She exhibited her work and has taught art. She also worked in animated film in London and Sydney Australia before becoming involved in the human potential movement in the 70s. She became an international workshop leader, working in both the public and business sectors in Europe, Nigeria and the USA.
In the 80s she trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist (UKCP reg.), working in medical settings and the NHS as well as privately. She has taught psychotherapy, and now runs aprivate practice for clients and supervisees.
She first started dancing the 5 Rhythms in 1996 with Ya’Acov and Susannah and was accredited to teach both the Waves and Heartbeat levels of this work by Gabrielle Roth in 2000 and 2007 respectively. As well as facilitating classes and workshops for the general public she has taken this work into hospitals, rehab centres and schools.
She is currently a member of staff for the School of Movement Medicine.
She has completed the leadership training of the Marion Woodman Foundation and is trained in Family Constellations work. She is a student of the Ridhwan School’s Diamond Approach to Inner Realisation.
She is passionate about the connection of body, mind and soul, about people, about movement, and this enquiry into life. She is grateful to all her teachers past and present.
As a staff member of the School of Movement Medicine I offer personal and professional mentoring for students. I am an accredited 5 Rhythms teacher at both Waves and Heartbeat level, offering classes, workshops and community dance ritual spaces in Totnes where I live and internationally.
Having trained extensively in Core Process Psychotherapy, Biosynthesis Body Psychotherapy, Voice Movement therapy and Transpersonal supervision, I worked as an accredited psycho-spiritual, body based psychotherapist and supervisor 20 years. For 12 years I was a senior staff member and trainer on the MA Programme in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute. I delight in movement as a spiritual practice, discovering again and again how it returns me to myself and the simple ground of being. I have also been blessed to be a student of Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto, Amerta Movement) and Giles Petit (voice) for many years.
My background also includes many years living in an ashram and working in both computer software engineering and floristry. Meditation has been a central part of my life for 35 years in Buddhist and Sufi traditions and more recently with Integral contemporary teachers.