Dec 25, 2019
In this episode I’ll be talking
about the Non-Linear Movement Method: why I became a teacher, how I
use the practice, and how to explore non-linear movement
- Earlier this year I became a teacher of the
Non-Linear Movement Method
- I was
more interested in letting my body move and express itself rather
than being told what to do.
- Working 1 to 1 with clients is so rewarding,
but ultimately inefficient, as you’re not helping as many people as
you might want to.
helps me to release stress.
the nervous system is under continuous and sustained stress, it
can’t restore itself.
the 3 years that I’ve been working with NLMM I’ve used it as a
daily practice, but it’s also served me when going through some big
challenges. Meeting what I’ve been feeling so directly and in live
time, rather than when i’ve found words for the experience or had
time to reflect on it, seems to have helped me to make shifts
What is the NLMM?
It’s a somatic practice
developed by Michaela Boehm. I spoke to her on episode 7 of this
I’d heard of Michaela a few
years earlier and was intrigued as I’d seen a friend shift so much
after having panic attacks and becoming so well. When I decided to
work with Michaela, it came at a time when she lost her house,
animals and all her belongings in the Thomas Fires in California.
The way that she spoke about this experience was so alive and I
knew the importance of someone walking their talk when it really
What I like about NLMM
- It’s a very safe
- You can do it even if you have
can do it anywhere. If you’re pressed for time, do it in the
are only 2 rules- and that helps to have a strong container with a
lot of space and freedom. The rules are to keep the eyes closed and
to always keep moving, even if it’s just a little finger.Keeping
the eyes closed helps to stay inwards, rather than engaging with
the external world. If you’re in a class, then it helps to keep a
sense of privacy.
- It is
a quick practice if you are short of time - doing this practice for
3 minutes or the length of one song can be
a simple tool but a profound one.
can use it to release daily stress, but if it’s done consistently,
it helps to clear old trauma.
Keep an eye on my website
avni-touch.com and I’ll announce dates for workshops
If you want to explore the
nonlinear movement method, and the founders Michaela Boehm and
Steve James, go to