I grew up on Sydney's beaches, my Dad once a surf-lifesaver. Its sandstone-and-liquid landscape is etched in my tissues, a cellular memory in bone and body-fluid.
As we encounter that which surrounds us, allowing it to touch us, we discover its visceral, felt reflection within our own corporeal terrain; a continuum of the inner and outer geographies of the Body. A living, vibrant frequency.
An embodied ecology.
Of river and delta and internal waterways. Of unfurling, reaching rainforest of lung; resonance of bone-rock and tracery of lichen-nerve. One.
The body. As felt, known, poetic place. Through image, word, and embodied movement practice.
'Stand up straight' she tells me for the umpteenth time, pins hanging out of her mouth. I look in the mirror in front of me, the fabric of my dance costume draped over my body, all a-swirl.
I look straight to me....or do I?
'I am, Mum'....
I am 13 years old.
Your spine is a long curving river. In scoliosis, and indeed, in all spinal terrains, it is important to sense the course of the river, the riverbanks, the surrounding country. To encounter the inflow of the tributaries of the limbs, and observe their impact on the course of the river-spine.
The tumbling calligraphy of your strong, fluid spine.
Experience your embodied consciousness - through lucent image, the deep ecology of your anatomy, within yoga and dance.
Your magnificence, held in spaciousness. A Benediction.
For You, Now!
European & UK Events
in Yoga & Embodied Anatomy:
Yoga for Scoliosis & Backcare,
Embodied Spinal Anatomy
in Espoo, Finland, May 12-13
Yoga for Strong Resilient Bones - Asana and Osteoporosis.
In Espoo, Finland, May 14-15.
Yoga for Scoliosis & Embodied Anatomy;
in Margate, Kent UK, May 18-19.
mentoring in the new year
With the New Year, I've begun to open up some Mentoring Spaces for you. Mentoring is a sacred relationship. Tender listening, communion, and support.
Perhaps you're wanting assistance in your Home Practice, or support and clarification in your Yoga Teaching. Maybe you have a Dance or movement project, or an Image or Writing Project you’d like some guidance or direction with. Perhaps you simply want to connect with your own embodied Presence more deeply.
Transformation Sessions support your conscious loving forward movement. Read more here >
Woman of the Sea
Listener to the Land
walker of Songlines
Narelle Carter-Quinlan is a dedicated Yogi, a Dance Maker, a Photographer and Writer. Her Practice is one of mapping the Body-Land in sensation, through conscious movement, image making and word.
A global leading exponent on Yoga for Scoliosis and spinal anatomy & pathology, her unique body of work integrates the practices of yoga and of dance, with the embodiment of your form in relationship to Place. Her movement and photography Practices are grounded in experiencing the body as part of the living breathing land; the places where Country echoes and co-creates our own physicality.
She travels as a chosen way of life.
Waking her Saltwater Songlines.
Portraits of myself on this Website are by Fine Art Photographer, Glen McKerrihan.
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