The vision for Soul Movement Studio was born around 2 years ago, out of a desire to combine fitness with mindfulness. Fitness has always been a big part of my life. Having been a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor for the past 10 years, I have had the absolute privilege of helping my clients not only improve their fitness but also increase their energy, confidence and motivation in other areas of their life. Because that’s the thing about exercise, the lessons you learn about yourself when you are challenged, when you are pushed out of your comfort zone, when you want to stop but tell yourself “just one more rep”, they don’t stop there. The workout becomes a metaphor for life: if you can get through your workout then you can get through anything. I truly believe exercise if a gift. A gift we can give to ourselves to show us how strong, capable and resilient we truly are.
Mindfulness. Because much of the pain and suffering we experience arises from our thoughts, not the actual reality of what is happening. It took me going through a very challenging time about 4 years ago to come to this realisation. After reading many books and eventually having enough courage to look within through mediation I started to see the impermanence of my thoughts and emotions. Just like the waves in the ocean or the clouds in the sky, all emotions, all thoughts, good and bad… pass by. I still have my ups and my downs but underneath the turbulence, I know there is a constant: the peace I was longing for.
Most of us know we need to exercise more for our health but we also know that our minds need down time. Whether consciously or unconsciously, I believe that we are desperately seeking an opportunity to disconnect from technology, to step away from the hustle and bustle, to break away from the constant demands that draw our attention everywhere but the one place that will bring us true peace and fulfilment… within.
So my intention is to provide a space for you to connect with yourself and those around you. To be fully present when you workout… in body, mind and spirit. To break out of comfort zones and then take the opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the wonderful gift you have just given yourself.
I wish you all the very best on your journey and hope to connect with you at the studio soon!