Body Stories – Seasonal Somatics Autumn/Winter 2022

Somatic movement education explores the creative and transformative aspects of movement and lived body experience. Somatic work aims to explore how moving from the felt experience of the living body can stimulate creativity and facilitate wellbeing and self-awareness.


In this programme we will develop our somatic movement through experiential anatomy and imagery, with an underlying awareness of body structure and function. Exploring movement as a creative, interactive and connective embodied practice-connecting to the season, to other and the environmental setting we find ourselves. Each session will have a new story to tell.

September to December Programme – £10 per session.

Saturday 24th September 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book

Orangefield Park, Belfast

Theme: Finding our Breath

Body Emphasis: Thorax- vertebrae and ribs, lungs

Saturday 29th October 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book

Minnowburn, Belfast

Theme: Finding Centre

Body Emphasis: Pelvis and iliopsoas

Saturday 26th November 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book

Belvoir Forest Park

Theme: Moving from the joints

Body Emphasis: The joints

Saturday 10th December 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book

Belmont Park, Belfast

Theme: Body Listening

Body Emphasis: Nervous system, dialogue between systems

Facilitator: Sandy Cuthbert

Sandy has a background in contemporary dance and movement improvisation. BA (Hons) Creative Arts, PGCE, Post-graduate Certificate in Contemporary Dance & Choreography-London Contemporary Dance School. Professional dancer-National Dance Company of Wales, In Transit, Maiden Voyage Dance, Off The Rails. Sandy recently returned to performing in ‘Epilogue’ premiered at the Belfast International Arts Festival 2021. Over 20 years FE & HE dance lecturing experience. Sandy has an MA in Dance and Somatic Well-Being and is a professional member of ISMETA-Registered Somatic Movement Educator. After retiring as Company Manager for Maiden Voyage Dance last year, she now works freelance as Engagement Coordinator for the company. She has a curiosity and passion for combining her loves of movement, mindfulness, and the natural world.