Hi, my name is Sarah. I am excited to be back in the U.K after working in Ireland, Spain and Gibraltar. While I am sad to leave those wonderful places, I am delighted to be home sharing my Somatics lessons with others.
Dublin is where I first studied Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (NMT) at the NTC under the directorship of Mr John Sharkey,I also studied Pilates in several fantastic schools, The Pilates Institute Ireland, Body Balance University, The Progressive Pilates Academy and JPilates (London). Why so many schools?! Well, I love to experience a wide range of training so that I can offer the best I can to my clients!
I am a Somatics Coach (since 2013) thanks to the wonderful training programmes run by Martha Peterson and her fantastic team at Essential Somatics and the lovely Tanya Fitzpatrick at Align Somatics, I just love this work!
Somatics is where I have my main focus these days.
Somatics uses gentle movement patterns anyone can do. It helps us re-educate our nervous system by releasing muscles, and re-educating movement patterns that no longer serves us well. This helps us reduce pain and tension and regain our freedom of movement back.
Focusing on the 'means whereby' of movement rather than 'end goal gaining' and working with the body by pandiculating rather than against it by stretching we can achieve amazing results. We become more aware of how we are using their bodies everyday!
It's empowering when you can self-sense and self-regulate to feel good again rather than having to keep visiting therapists to 'fix' you every time you feel something is wrong. With Somatics, you learn a new skill, a skill that you will have for life!
I come from a background of chronic pain myself, and after suffering for years I know what it is like to wonder if it will ever change, will there ever be a day when I can move or sleep again without pain ruling my life?
Pilates helped me, but it wasn't until Somatics that I can actually say I finally became pain-free! I always love hearing how my clients' pains are reduced and how they feel fitter and stronger. It's so amazing when you can finally feel good again in your own body.
I am always guided to improve how I share this wonderful work with others. There's always so much more to learn!
My dream is that everyone will enjoy some form of Somatics in their daily lives to help keep themselves moving and feeling great. This is the reason I offer an 'unlimited package' where you can attend any or all of my lessons each week for the same amazing affordable price!
Hope you can join us!
Align Somatics - Somatics Movement Coach
Essential Somatics - Somatics Movement Coach
MovNat (Natural Movement) - Level One Certification
National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (NMT)
National Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Massage
National Qualification in Pilates Matwork (NTC)
National Qualification in Pilates and Small Equipment
National Qualification in Pilates and Special Populations
(Pregnancy, Mature Adults, Special Conditions Osteoporosis & Arthritis)
Progressive Pilates Matwork Level 1 and 2
(Beginners to Intermediate)
Progressive Pilates Better Backs, Better Hips
BodyBalance University Pilates Mat 1
(Beginners to Intermediate)
BodyBalance University Pilates Mat 2
(Intermediate to Advanced)
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Pilates Mat Work
... Plus many many workshops and seminars!