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Move Better.  Feel Better.  Do Stuff Better.

THIS IS DIFFERENT!

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VIOLET VAN HEES

I work with people (and also with horses!) to release their natural ability to move well, feel good – and to live life with more freedom and pizzazz.  ♥ 

As a movement freedom specialist, I guide people who feel stuck to unlock their tightness, pain and other movement limitations – and to open up choice and freedom – so that you can move better, feel better, and do stuff better.

Adding further depth to that,  some things (like a particular tightness or pain) seem REALLY stuck and just won’t let go.  I help you to explore whether and how that may actually be a deeply important way that your body has been keeping you safe and keeping you going  – at least, that’s what it was when it originally started.

Here’s the thing :  your body will hold on to those Very Important things, until you experience and notice new options that feel safe, feel reasonable, and feel at least as useful as what you do now.

THAT is something that you can do.

~ Open up your ability to move, think, feel and sense yourself move.

~ Discover greater ease and more flexibility, less pain, greater clarity of thought and intention, and clearer spatial orientation.

~ Change how you feel, and engage in the world differently.

THIS IS DIFFERENT. 

Different from exercise classes, yoga, meditation.  A way to know and to feel and put into action what makes sense – for you.  ALL of you – body and mind, heart and soul.

Based in Whitehorse, Yukon (Canada), I am a Feldenkrais Practitioner®, a Tellington TTouch® Equine Practitioner, and a BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders with an extensive background in movement science, applied biomechanics, energy work and teaching.  I also have completed Kathy Kain’s “Touching Trauma: Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists” Somatic Practice training, which is grounded in Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing work.

Are you ready to create what you want for yourself, faster than you could ever get it done on your own?

CONTACT ME

 

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD

Unlock your body’s natural ability to move with ease, strength, comfort and freedom.

ARE YOU

  • An athlete who wants reduced tightness so you can supercharge your performance?
  • A golfer who wants to improve your golf swing?
  • Wondering what life would be like if you could move without restriction?
  • Feeling held back by pain and/or tightness that keeps you from doing what you are passionate about?
  • Ready to discover and run with your own ability to create good changes for yourself?

TESTIMONIALS

“I have absolutely no doubt that Feldenkrais and you have provided a great many positive changes in my physical wellbeing. Thanks for your upbeat optimism and acceptance, both are very important components of why your Feldenkrais is such a good fit for me 🙂 ”
Leola B, Explorer of fun things in life, Whitehorse, Yukon.
“After years of sprained ankles, Feldenkrais helped me regain ankle flexibility and movement. Feldenkrais let me change those bad movement patterns I developed coming off injuries – it gave me a safe environment to try using my muscles more efficiently.”
Pippa M, Former Canadian National Orienteering Team member, Yukon.

PRIVATE 1:1 SESSIONS

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GROUP CLASSES & EVENTS

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FELDENKRAIS FOR ATHLETES

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TELLINGTON TTOUCH EQUINE AWARENESS METHOD

Unlock your horse’s potential – with intelligence & kindness.

ARE YOU

  • A horseback rider who wants more confidence, comfort and ease for you and your horse?
  • Looking for a way to ride with freedom and total pleasure?
  • Interested to learn simple, effective things you can do to help your own horse release tightness?
  • Wanting a great relationship with your horse based on kindness, not fear?
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