Body Orchestra

tuning in to body, mind & soul

with movement, breath and bodywork

Manual Therapy and Movement Training

Online and in-person in South-East London (SE10 & SE3)

When working indoors I maintain some Covid-19 precautions

Myofascial Bodywork & 'Whole Body MOT'

A whole person approach for the treatment and prevention of pain, injury and impaired movement. Also available: 'Whole body MOT' (aka Structural Integration) to help restore balance, ease of breath, fluidity of movement, and a feeling of "comfortably fitting into your own skin".
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ScarWork Therapy & Scar Self Care Support

A specially developed and gentle therapy to reconnect and help promote healing of scars, helps loosen and release tight scars, reduce pain and normalise sensitivity. For new and old scars from surgery, injury or burns. Self-care advice and product recommendations available.
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Pilates, Yoga, Breath & Meditation

Pilates, Hatha Yoga Flow, Restorative Yoga, Breath & Mindfulness - whole body movements, corrective exercises, somatic explorations, breath practices and meditations in movement and stillness, training on and off the mat. 1:1 and group classes and sessions for women's health.
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Nordic Walking & Functional Movement Training

A whole-body workout in the great outdoors: gentle on the joints, strong on the bones, great for mental health and social well-being; from slow to highly energetic pace. 1:1, group and taster sessions, weekly walks, themed workshops and longer walks in SE-London and further afield. Functional Movement Coaching available on request.
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About Ramona

Ramona


In the winter of 2021 I was interviewed by my dear friend and colleague Bruce Hildebrand for his PILATES DIARIES PODCAST SERIES. Have a listen HERE if you are interested to hear about my path into movement and bodywork that first started with Pilates in 2000!

"I see each person as an orchestra with their own rhythms.

When the individual instruments play their parts, we have harmony."

My own journey into movement and bodywork began in 1999 when a physiotherapist friend recommended I try Pilates to help with a shoulder injury. So off I went and did just that. I loved it so much that I left the corporate world and I have not looked back! I have been immersed in the study and application of human movement, anatomy, manual therapy and breathwork ever since. I have been working in a variety of teams and places incl. a Physiotherapy practice, a Complementary Health Centre, a Women's Health Centre and with corporate clients.

Today I am as passionate about the body in movement as I was then. It is this passion that keeps me striving in my vocations as a manual therapist and movement teacher to find ways for each client to become more aware of their body and their whole self, so that they can enjoy moving with more ease, with less/no pain, prevent injuries, recover from injuries & surgeries, breathe better and feel better and healthier overall. I have a special interest in back care and in women's health. I provide advice and exercises for ante-natal and post-natal care as well as for menopause and osteoporosis.

I have studied Structural Integration (ATSI) with Tom Myers and James Earls, Advanced Myofascial Techniques (CAMT Level 1) with Til Luchau, Active Fascial Release (AFR) with James Earls and ScarWork™ Therapy by Sharon Wheeler. I hold an MSc in Dance Science from Laban in London, a diploma in Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute) and a diploma in Somatic Movement Education (Franklin Institute). I am a Yoga Alliance International certified graduate of CamYoga Teacher training (RYT 200) and am Pilates certified by Polestar Pilates and Body Control Pilates. During my studies and practice I meet wonderful teachers and I have made friends from other somatic schools and practices such as Feldenkrais and Body-Mind Centering and those teachings keep influencing my own practice and my work.

For my fitness I swim and I walk. When a foot injury some years ago put a stop to my running I turned to Nordic Walking. I have been swinging my Nordic Walking poles ever since and in February 2022 I qualified as a Nordic Walking Instructor with British Nordic Walking (INWA) so that I can share this wonderful outdoor practice and its many benefits.

My client base covers a broad spectrum and all ages. I currently work in a Wellness & Fitness Centre in Greenwich and I teach regular Pilates and Yoga classes both online and in a local community centre in Blackheath. Nordic Walking workshops and classes take place in South-East London in and around Greenwich and Blackheath.


Get in touch

Interested in what I can offer? I would love to hear from you

Address:

 South-East London (SE10 & SE3)
Greenwich & Blackheath

 +44 (0)7966 741 296