"My body has felt numb, stiff, sore and disconnected most of my life! ...

Thankyou for waking-me-up to the 'whispers' Sandy.

I now feel alive, pain free and empowered ... truly life changing"... Rose NZ

'MOVEMENT MATTERS'

Engage your brain's extraordinary capacity to change, neuroplasticity ... through the revolutionary Feldenkrais Method ... to resolve the root cause of


MUSCULAR tension, tightness, stiffness and pain, 

JOINT limitations, 

MENTAL fatigue (burnout)

EMOTIONAL anxiety, stress and overwhelm


Did you know your body is beautifully designed to function perfectly? However our sedentary, concept
driven lifestyle and hidden habits are the cause of lost flexibility, strength, fitness, poor posture and pain?


Are you ready to transform

those pesky habits that keep you hostage? 


A fresh new paradigm, way of thinking about posture, movement and what matters is rapidly emerging, and your body knows the way ... lets get you started!


WHAT IS THE JOB OF THE BRAIN? 

“The brain has a job to do, just like the heart has the job of pumping blood, the ears of hearing and maintaining balance, and the muscles of generating movement. 

The job of the brain is to bring order to the disorder and to make sense out of the nonsense. 

The brain’s job is to take the flow of input entering the body through the senses, and use it to organize ALL actions of: thinking, feeling, perception, emotion, and movement.”


'MOVEMENT MATTERS'

OFFERS A FRESH NEW WAY OF THINKING, FEELING & MOVING

WE GIVE YOU

 A MAP to find the root cause of your particular body aches and pains

 A COMPASS to locate your current position, clarify what changes you want to make, and direct you to

 A PATHWAY to discover and experience greater ease, flexibility, freedom, fun and

fulfillment ... on your terms


With your own map, your own compass, and a proven pathway to follow, we would love you to join us moving forward. Check out your options below.


'MOVEMENT MATTERS' OFFERS INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS &

SMALL GROUP TRAININGS


DISCOVER FREEDOM THRU THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD- Book a FREE individual consultation with Sandy to discuss your next move
INTRODUCTORY SERIES (small groups)- 6 'live' online sessions over 3 weeks. Many folk choose to deepen their learning by enrolling into multiple modules
MOVEMENT MATTERS MEMBERSHIP- A monthly or annual subscription gives you 24/7 access to our
dynamic community of Feldy followers
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So What is Feldenkrais ... Felden-What?

 

OUR PROGRAMS ARE FOR YOU IF:

✅ your body feels stiff, tight, limited and out of whack!
✅ you feel overwhelmed, confused or disconnected
✅ you feel a loss of movement freedom, or confidence
✅ you've lost your natural spontaneity and playfulnes
✅ you're longing to reconnect with a deeper knowing of yourself
from the inside-out
✅ you're worried you'll be forced to withdraw from activities you love
eg walking, gardening, skiing, playing with kids, surfing, music etc
✅ if you're crying out on the inside to feel safe, calm, confident and clear
✅ you want to feel better, move better and live better
✅ your ready to function at your optimal best as you age
✅ you've tried everything and nothing has helped sustainably


ASK YOURSELF ... Does your body feel numb, disconnected, out of whack ?
Are your muscles sore, tight or tense?
Does your back, neck, hip or knees bother you or hurt ?
Do you feel out of sorts, agitated, anxious or emotionally unsettled ?
Is your mind constantly chattering?
Have you lost your Mojo and your passion for life?
Maybe you feel unfit, sluggish or heavy from too much sitting ... zoom gloom!

WHAT IF you felt vibrantly alive, relaxed, pain free and fully present in your body all day long.
WHAT IF you had energy on tap, freedom, clarity and bubbling creativity at your disposal, to live life on your terms
WHAT IF you woke up replenished, clear headed and energised, ready to fully 'rock' your day
Would that make a difference to your health, happiness, self esteem and self confidence?






All this is possible and more,

when you debunk the 'myth' of the body-mind split

that relates to your body as an object! As a "thing"

to be managed, pushed, pulled and

stretched into shape!

THE BIRTH OF THE MIND-BODY SPLIT!
In the 17th Century, philosophers decided to separate and disconnect the 'feeling body' from the 'rational mind' ... and so the body-mind 'split', that we've inherited today was born.
Since then we humans have been conditioned to 'live in our heads', from an intellectual, power based construct based on relating to our body as an object. As thing to be managed, organised, supervised and controlled.



Thus causing a debilitating and often painful MISMATCH between-

>>> what your body is designed to do as a 'living' mammal and

>>> what you do to your body as a 'thing' to be managed!


We human Beings have become very mental creatures living in a highly mentalised culture where everything revolves around the mind. The mind has been given an improper 

relationship to power in the culture in which we live.

Right now midst a Global pandemic we are in a massive collective reboot that's challenging our relationship patterns with power in all walks of life.


The time has come to transform the inherited 'fix-it' power over mindset to one that is gives us a more relational and 'connected' way of thinking, feeling, living and being.


As Einstein wisely said-

"you can't solve a problem using the same thinking

that created the problem in the first place"

Hear what Sharon has to say about being unaware, numb and disconnected from many of her body feelings ... despite having done many years of personal development and emotional work!

 

"Through awareness you can learn to move with

astonishing lightness and freedom at any age and thereby

improve your living circumstances, not only physically

but emotionally, intellectually and spiritually"

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais


Sandy Leathem - The ‘Body Whisperer'. 
Sandy offers revolutionary programs to awaken and transform-
>>> a busy 'over-loaded' mind
>>> a tight sore tense body
>>> feelings of brain fog, fatigue, or overwhelm. 
All this and more is achieved by engaging the brain's remarkable capacity to change, known as neuroplasticity. 


Living in a fast changing, uncertain, high tech world,
Sandy believes it's time to shift from 'fixing' to 'connecting'.
The difference between trying to ‘fix what’s broken’ versus
‘eliminating what's in the way’


Sandy’s professional career began in 1964 when she founded

'Movement Matters' as a Physiotherapist and in the eighties qualified as a Feldenkrais Practitioner.

Today she inspires a passion and deep respect for the essence of who we are as

human Beings, as distict from culturally informed human doings! Offering a rich synthesis of evidence-based brain science and physiology to her ground breaking programs. 


Sandy has worked continuously both internationally and nationally, in hospitals, rehabilitation and
paediatric intervention units. Private and multidisciplinary clinics and more recently pivoted both
individual and group trainings to an online format. 
As a Grandmother Sandy’s workshops and trainings reflect her passionate concern about the impact
‘sensory overload’ and 'hidden' stress, has on growing children and adults.

Her programs guide, empower and inspire others to take charge of their lives from the ‘inside out’. 

She has a playful knack of making the impossible,

possible and the complex easy.  

Unraveling and presenting cutting edge brain science in simple, easy, common sense ways
she empowers and inspires others to reconnect and embody their birthright …

an inner organic intelligence and embodied presence.


"Make the impossible possible

The feasible easy

And the easy elegant” 

-Dr Moshé Feldenkrais Ph.D

Hear what psychologist Rikki has to say...


 

All this and more

is achieved by engaging the brain's

remarkable capacity to change, known as neuroplasticity.