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Hi, I'm Nathalie!

I am inspired by the innate wisdom of our bodies and how body-oriented practices can expand our way of being in the world

Becoming a coach has been a rich and organic unfolding of my personal and professional journey, and co-exists alongside my continued evolution as an artist.

From moving to writing to performance art, my creative practice helps me to continuously explore and evolve myself so I can tease out my inner essence, and I’m passionate about inspiring and supporting others to do the same.

I care deeply about the world we live in and believe the path to a fairer, more joyful and more beautiful world that can sustain all life starts with each of us: by awakening to our truest nature and grounding this into our lives, we can transform how we relate to ourselves, each other and the world around us.

This may sound lofty, but we are all living on this planet and we all have something to offer. Our joy matters, our worth is innate, and our creative expressions, in whatever form they take, are the gifts we have to share.

I am inspired by the innate wisdom of our bodies and how body-oriented practices can expand our way of being in the world

Becoming a coach has been a rich and organic unfolding of my personal and professional journey, and co-exists alongside my continued evolution as an artist.

From moving to writing to performance art, my creative practice helps me to continuously explore and evolve myself so I can tease out my inner essence, and I’m passionate about inspiring and supporting others to do the same.

I care deeply about the world we live in and believe the path to a fairer, more joyful and more beautiful world that can sustain all life starts with each of us: by awakening to our truest nature and grounding this into our lives, we can transform how we relate to ourselves, each other and the world around us.

This may sound lofty, but we are all living on this planet and we all have something to offer. Our joy matters, our worth is innate, and our creative expressions, in whatever form they take, are the gifts we have to share.

I used to have a recurring nightmare as a teenager in which I was trapped in a box, pushing at the sides. In different ways, I’ve found myself trapped in multiple boxes throughout my life, and it’s become my mission to break free and live outside of them!

MY APPROACH

I guide people to gently let go of how they think things ‘should’ look so they can connect more deeply with how they FEEL.

I support people to recognise their needs and understand how to meet them, to navigate the challenges they face in life, and to grow beyond the confines of fear that can keep them stuck and playing small.

Ultimately, I help people open up to new possibilities that feel more aligned with their hearts.

My offerings are born from the fertile ground of my lived experiences, alongside the ongoing investigations and learning I am deeply committed to.

Over the years, I have found embodied practices to be a profound tool for awakening our ability to sense and feel our subtle inner world so we can start responding to the outer world accordingly. I view embodiment as a pathway to taste the rich and diverse nature of being alive and to embrace our myriad of experiences.

My Approach

I guide people to gently let go of how they think things ‘should’ look so they can connect more deeply with how they FEEL.

I support people to recognise their needs and understand how to meet them, to navigate the challenges they face in life, and to grow beyond the confines of fear that can keep them stuck and playing small.

Ultimately, I help people open up to new possibilities that feel more aligned with their hearts.

My offerings are born from the fertile ground of my lived experiences, alongside the ongoing investigations and learning I am deeply committed to.

Over the years, I have found embodied practices to be a profound tool for awakening our ability to sense and feel our subtle inner world so we can start responding to the outer world accordingly. I view embodiment as a pathway to taste the rich and diverse nature of being alive and to embrace our myriad of experiences.

Movement has been the golden thread running through my life – helping me to deeply inhabit my body, to stay present, and to fully feel my aliveness.

My Journey

My first flavour of the beauty and dynamism of the human body came through dance, which formed a huge part of my childhood. Then, at the age of fifteen, I discovered Yoga, which helped me recover from a dance-related back injury.

Through Yoga, I began to experience the healing powers of movement, breath and meditation – not only for my body, but also to relieve my mind and pent up emotions. This was the start of a deep dive into embodiment and self-inquiry.

Over the years, my inquisitive nature and desire for personal evolution has led me to explore Yogic philosophy and other Eastern traditions, alongside Western practices of a holistic and therapeutic nature.

My Journey

My first flavour of the beauty and dynamism of the human body came through dance, which formed a huge part of my childhood. Then, at the age of fifteen, I discovered Yoga, which helped me recover from a dance-related back injury.

Through Yoga, I began to experience the healing powers of movement, breath and meditation – not only for my body, but also to relieve my mind and pent up emotions. This was the start of a deep dive into embodiment and self-inquiry.

Over the years, my inquisitive nature and desire for personal evolution has led me to explore Yogic philosophy and other Eastern traditions, alongside Western practices of a holistic and therapeutic nature.

Creative expression has been a constant force in my life – As a child I would process my feelings through dance, poetry, acting and song.

My passion for the Performing Arts led me to train at Arts Ed in London, qualifying with a BA (hons) in Musical Theatre in 2005. The program was intensely physical, combining dance with acting and singing, as well as being mentally and emotionally challenging.

I initially worked in the performing arts industry for a number of years, before a yearning to go deeper within led me to expand my yoga practice and train as a yoga teacher in 2011, with Julie Martin of Brahmani Yoga. After spending three months in India, I began teaching studio classes around London, and returned to Arts Ed to work as a yoga teacher where I spent seven years developing a unique body of work for performers.

Throughout these years, as my movement practice evolved, I developed new found embodied skills as a performing artist which gave me a new lease of life on stage, and the desire to expand this into my wider work in the world.

In recent years I created and led ‘Bodily Wisdom for Actors’ – a module for the BA Acting at LCM and the MA Acting at Arts Ed. I saw how different embodiment practices helped open up the performers’ creative expression and discover a sense of freedom, exploration and play that translated into their lives both on and off stage/set. For me, this was a magical process, that allowed me to witness the weaving together of embodied artistry with the overall sense of wellbeing of the individual.

My passion for the Performing Arts led me to train at Arts Ed in London, qualifying with a BA (hons) in Musical Theatre in 2005. The program was intensely physical, combining dance with acting and singing, as well as being mentally and emotionally challenging.

I initially worked in the performing arts industry for a number of years, before a yearning to go deeper within led me to expand my yoga practice and train as a yoga teacher in 2011, with Julie Martin of Brahmani Yoga. After spending three months in India, I began teaching studio classes around London, and returned to Arts Ed to work as a yoga teacher where I spent seven years developing a unique body of work for performers.

Throughout these years, as my movement practice evolved, I developed new found embodied skills as a performing artist which gave me a new lease of life on stage, and the desire to expand this into my wider work in the world.

In recent years I created and led ‘Bodily Wisdom for Actors’ – a module for the BA Acting at LCM and the MA Acting at Arts Ed. I saw how different embodiment practices helped open up the performers’ creative expression and discover a sense of freedom, exploration and play that translated into their lives both on and off stage/set. For me, this was a magical process, that allowed me to witness the weaving together of embodied artistry with the overall sense of wellbeing of the individual.

Nature has grounded me – while everything around me was swirling, it’s a place that I’ve always been able to call home.

In 2018 I left London and spent six months in Thailand and Bali. The fast-pace of the city had become too much, and I was craving the space to rest and re-assess. While in Thailand I took part in the Alchemy of Touch training – a dynamic and poetic form of transformational bodywork that further deepened my experience of the interconnectedness of the body, mind and soul. The Island of Koh Phangan was the perfect setting for this, allowing me to drop into a process of healing and rejuvenation, surrounded by the beauty of the jungle and the ocean.

It was during this time that I organically transitioned into coaching and began working with people on a one-to-one basis, as well as leading a group online programme, to bring a greater sense of embodiment into people’s daily lives.

I have since completed the Somatic School’s Body-Oriented Coaching course, which draws on established schools of body-centred therapy to help coaches who want to move beyond intellectualising and integrate bodily intelligence into their work.

During the last few years I have also evolved as a writer, and am currently working with Flourishing Diversity – a blossoming ecosystem of communities and organisations exploring ways to restore our relationship with Earth – helping to communicate their messages and writing articles for various online publications.

Life has shown me that when we take leaps of faith, fuelled by the desire of our hearts and aligned with what we value, incredible things can happen. This is the ethos I take forward as the journey continues to unfold…

In 2018 I left London and spent six months in Thailand and Bali. The fast-pace of the city had become too much, and I was craving the space to rest and re-assess. While in Thailand I took part in the Alchemy of Touch training – a dynamic and poetic form of transformational bodywork that further deepened my experience of the interconnectedness of the body, mind and soul. The Island of Koh Phangan was the perfect setting for this, allowing me to drop into a process of healing and rejuvenation, surrounded by the beauty of the jungle and the ocean.

It was during this time that I organically transitioned into coaching and began working with people on a one-to-one basis, as well as leading a group online programme, to bring a greater sense of embodiment into people’s daily lives.

I have since completed the Somatic School’s Body-Oriented Coaching course, which draws on established schools of body-centred therapy to help coaches who want to move beyond intellectualising and integrate bodily intelligence into their work.

During the last few years I have also evolved as a writer, and am currently working with Flourishing Diversity – a blossoming ecosystem of communities and organisations exploring ways to restore our relationship with Earth – helping to communicate their messages and writing articles for various online publications.

Life has shown me that when we take leaps of faith, fuelled by the desire of our hearts and aligned with what we value, incredible things can happen. This is the ethos I take forward as the journey continues to unfold…

Five Things You Might Not Know About Me

 

1: In 2006 I travelled around the world on a cruise ship for ten months as a singer and dancer.

 

2: In my early 20’s I worked in marketing for an online gaming company by day, and as a tequila shot girl by night.

 

3: One of my life’s soul companions and greatest teachers has been Hugo the Bullmastiff, my dog who I rescued in 2016. He passed away in August 2020.

 

4: I got my first taste of coaching when working for a Learning and Development consultancy while transitioning into Yoga teaching.

 

5: My favourite musicals I’ve performed in have been A Chorusline and Top Hat.

I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

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