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Bodily Wisdom for Creative Living

Bodily Wisdom for Creative Living

Unlock your own unique pathway to a life that colours outside the lines

Hi, I’m Nathalie!

A somatic life and movement coach, writer and performing artist, exploring the creative nature of life, and supporting others in their own explorations.

I believe the world needs a more embodied and creative approach to living.

An approach that is rooted in connection to the aliveness that’s within us and the aliveness that’s around us.

Many of the imbalances we see in the world today are a result of disconnection from our bodies, intuition, creativity and felt experiences.

I seek to find pathways back to wholeness in a world that feels fragmented, and I bring this curiosity to my work as both a coach and an artist.

Nathalie x

Unlock your own unique pathway to a life that colours outside the lines

Hi, I’m Nathalie!

A somatic life and movement coach, writer and performing artist, exploring the creative nature of life, and supporting others in their own explorations.

I believe the world needs a more embodied and creative approach to living.

An approach that is rooted in connection to the aliveness that’s within us and the aliveness that’s around us.

Many of the imbalances we see in the world today are a result of disconnection from our bodies, intuition, creativity and felt experiences.

I seek to find pathways back to wholeness in a world that feels fragmented, and I bring this curiosity to my work as both a coach and an artist.

Nathalie x

I offer 1:1 somatic life coaching, group movement experiences, and online programmes that embrace your wholeness as a human.

BODY-MIND VOYAGING

Whether you’re an existing artist or creative who wants to overcome the barriers to your fullest expression, or someone who doesn’t identify as ‘being creative’ or ‘an artist’ at all; if you feel stuck, lost, overwhelmed and need support to help something shift – I draw on a range of creative and somatic techniques to offer insight into the highs and lows of the human journey, and help people understand how their complexities and struggles can be rich with gifts.

Creativity is what happens when we don’t follow the rules but allow for the novel, the intriguing, the exciting and the vibrant to emerge within us. When this happens we start to think, behave and feel differently. We feel freer, more choices become available to us and life takes on more colour and possibility.

 

Alana Fairchild

UPCOMING EVENTS

I offer a variety of coaching and movement experiences that focus on the felt sense inside the body, helping people to access a more full-bodied and creative approach to life and art that is deeply felt in their bones.

The Moving Artist:
Discover Your Creative Body

Fri 27 Nov 2020
Fri 4 Dec 2020
Fri 11 Dec 2020
Fri 18 Dec 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT

(Online)

Whether you’re an existing artist or creative who wants to overcome the barriers to your fullest expression, or someone whose creativity and artistry is hiding in the shadows and needs nurturing into the light, this class is designed to tease out your creative essence by working with the creative matter that is your body.

We’ll absorb ourselves in the wonder and magic of our bodies – a magnificent, intelligent feat of nature.

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Support Sanctuary

Mon 30 Nov 2020
Mon 7 Dec 2020
Mon 14 Dec 2020

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT

(Online)

Combining my experience as a Body-Oriented Life Coach and Movement teacher, join me for a small online group offering, consisting of Somatic Self-Inquiry, Meditation and Embodied Movement.

As we navigate the ups and downs of this turbulent time, this is a space to tune in to what’s bubbling below the surface, be with what you feel, and move it into expression.

Firstly, I’ll guide you into a gentle self enquiry using Somatic Coaching techniques that are meditative in their nature.

Find Out More

The Moving Artist:
Discover Your Creative Body

Fri 27 Nov 2020
Fri 4 Dec 2020
Fri 11 Dec 2020
Fri 18 Dec 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT

(Online)

Whether you’re an existing artist or creative who wants to overcome the barriers to your fullest expression, or someone whose creativity and artistry is hiding in the shadows and needs nurturing into the light, this class is designed to tease out your creative essence by working with the creative matter that is your body.

We’ll absorb ourselves in the wonder and magic of our bodies – a magnificent, intelligent feat of nature.

Find Out More

Support Sanctuary

Mon 30 Nov 2020
Mon 7 Dec 2020
Mon 14 Dec 2020

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT

(Online)

Combining my experience as a Body-Oriented Life Coach and Movement teacher, join me for a small online group offering, consisting of Somatic Self-Inquiry, Meditation and Embodied Movement.

As we navigate the ups and downs of this turbulent time, this is a space to tune in to what’s bubbling below the surface, be with what you feel, and move it into expression.

Firstly, I’ll guide you into a gentle self enquiry using Somatic Coaching techniques that are meditative in their nature.

Find Out More

When I started working with Nathalie I was experiencing a lot of debilitating pain and discomfort in my physical body and my emotional being. Our coaching sessions have enabled me to tune in to messages about the need for change in my life. And for me, many of these messages come from my body.

As I’ve become more able to tune in to my impulses, and the choices that feel aligned for me, I have also felt my body responding. Embodied living has come to mean that I am being guided by the deep responses I feel in my body, in order to develop an understanding of what I need to live my best life. Living in a more harmonious way with my whole super sensitive and highly expressive body, and moving towards physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic oneness.

K, Oxford

Working with Nathalie has given me my confidence back after having two children and losing my sense of self, and self-worth. I was at a point where I was so anxious going to work every day, crying all the time and feeling like every task was mammoth.

A few months after starting my journey with Nathalie I’d quit my job to follow my passion, my life at home was calmer, and I’d rediscovered the confident bass-ass woman I’d lost along the way somewhere!

A, London

EXPLORE MY RESOURCES

My Resources page is sprinkled with audio and video offerings for you to explore and draw from.

Cultivating Curiosity Meditation

Cultivating Curiosity Meditation

Cultivating CuriosityA 10-minute Somatic MeditationIn this lying down meditation that allows ease to wash through you, you'll be invited into a curious exploration of your breath and body. Curiosity is a tool for living. It helps us surf the unknown and observe our...

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Embodied Listening Sequence

Embodied Listening Sequence

Embodied Listening SequencePodcast : BeSpoke Speaks (Listen Up, Part 2)Hey Friends,  This episode is a follow-up from "Listen Up", which came out a few weeks ago. In that episode, embodied living coach Nathalie-Joel Smith and Christine talked about the important role...

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Embodied Listening Conversation

Embodied Listening Conversation

Embodied Listening ConversationPodcast : BeSpoke Speaks (Listen Up, Part 1)In this episode, Christine interviews her dear friend and colleague, Nathalie Joel-Smith, about the importance of embodied listening in communication.  The importance of listening can sometimes...

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Cultivating Curiosity Meditation

Cultivating Curiosity Meditation

Cultivating CuriosityA 10-minute Somatic MeditationIn this lying down meditation that allows ease to wash through you, you'll be invited into a curious exploration of your breath and body. Curiosity is a tool for living. It helps us surf the unknown and observe our...

read more
Embodied Listening Sequence

Embodied Listening Sequence

Embodied Listening SequencePodcast : BeSpoke Speaks (Listen Up, Part 2)Hey Friends,  This episode is a follow-up from "Listen Up", which came out a few weeks ago. In that episode, embodied living coach Nathalie-Joel Smith and Christine talked about the important role...

read more
Embodied Listening Conversation

Embodied Listening Conversation

Embodied Listening ConversationPodcast : BeSpoke Speaks (Listen Up, Part 1)In this episode, Christine interviews her dear friend and colleague, Nathalie Joel-Smith, about the importance of embodied listening in communication.  The importance of listening can sometimes...

read more
Spine Curiosity Flow

Spine Curiosity Flow

Spine Curiosity FlowA Movement PracticeThis 25 min class will help you mobilise your spine, while releasing tension in your shoulders, back and hips. The spine is a mobile, fluid structure, and requires a varied range of motion to stay healthy and strong. Stress and...

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Nathalie’s coaching has helped me so much! I feel far more in touch with my body and it’s connection to my mind. I’m also more aware of my needs and how to relax and soothe my nervous system in ways I’d never considered before.

I’m calmer and more in tune with myself these days. I’m also more introspective in a healthy way, and less reactionary.

A, New York

Nathalie is a real professional and makes you feel completely at ease right from the start.

She guides sessions in such a way that the conversation and topics for discussion can flow organically. She has a depth of experience and knowledge from which she can truly understand where you are coming from and offers wonderful practices and resources to help you delve deeper. She has an amazing intuition, and a way of being able to understand exactly what I am trying to say or what I feel, even when I am not able to say it myself!

J, Kent

I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

If you’re interested in 1:1 coaching, would like to work with me on a bespoke project, or have any questions about my work, please reach out to me directly, via email.

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