- Stillness through Movement (STM) Teacher
- Women’s Wisdom and Wellness Mentor
Private STM Session / 90 mins / $140
Semi-Private STM Class / $40
*10% discount for students, pensioners and health care cards
0411 206 830
Do you experience fatigue or burnout?
Do you suffer from insomnia?
Are your menstrual periods irregular, painful or debilitating?
Are you overwhelmed by the busyness of 21st century living?
If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions, I invite you to try a Stillness Through Movement (STM) private session with me.
A gentle and nourishing practice, it will lift your depletion and restore your natural hormonal rhythms and energy levels.
What is STM?
STM is a unique sequenced combination of supported restorative poses, vibrational medicine (aromatherapy and essences), conscious breath and mind awareness techniques to support deep restoration of the endocrine and nervous systems.
Often termed a ‘moving meditation’, an STM session works on unwinding our more active sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and nourishing our often depleted parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) enabling our body/mind to relax and return to a state of balance. This is the place our body heals from –emotionally, mentally and physically.
How will STM help me
STM is a panacea for our modern life. In our frenetic ‘on-the-go’world, with very little time for pause, reflection and rest, we’re at the risk of being constantly in SNS overdrive (aka Fight, Flight, Freeze mode) and never nourishing our PSNS. The problem with this is that many of our key bodily functions, such as digestion, salivation, urination, defecation, lacrimation, sexual arousal and reproduction are dependant on a healthy PSNS. If we don’t take time to pause and experience deep rest and stillness, these functions begin to suffer.
In particular it helps to stabilise our female hormones through all stages of our cyclical life (puberty, fertile years, peri-menopause and menopause) and supports any conditions connected to the nervous and endocrine systems. It’s also a wonderful post-illness recovery ally as the PSNS is known as the healing room of the body.
How can you participate in a STM session
Personalised one-on-one sessions:
I offer personalised specialty 90 minute sessions addressing:
- Feminine Hormonal Balance
- Burnout, HPA Axis Regulation, Adrenal Fatigue & CFS Recovery
- Insomnia Relief
- Stress, Anxiety and Depression support
In a private session I will tailor the sequence for your current state of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, with a focus on choosing the best pathway to bring your individual constitution back into balance. You’ll be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire in advance of the class so I can tailor the session accordingly.
Semi-private classes and workshops:
From time to time I hold small specialised classes and workshops. If you’d like to be kept updated on these events for 2020, please contact me directly.
What to expect in an STM session
Unlike a yoga class, STM requires no striving in poses; actually we request the complete opposite. Our goal is to release the body and mind from all striving as it’s only in this space that the body can relax, activate the PSNS and therefore begin to heal. This is why it is the ideal practice for anyone suffering from fatigue and stress related-illnesses. Most of the poses are also done on the floor which helps to counter the effect of gravity; you’ll definitely notice the difference. It’s an extremely nurturing practice, yet it also refreshes the mind and body so you feel as if you’ve just woken up from a deep sleep.
- No yoga or mediation experience required.
Hi, my name is Sharon. If you’d have met me 15 years ago, you’d have met an adrenalin-led, corporate communications executive who thrived on busy-ness and movement. If you’d have met me eight years ago, you’d have met a severely ill person suffering from debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). If you get to meet me today, you’ll find you are meeting a well woman who has fully recovered through discovering a new way of being in life.
The seven year ‘gap’ in my working life where I lived with CFS was also the turning point in my life. Moving to the hinterland of Byron Bay for six years, I healed through realigning with nature and my own innate feminine rhythms. It is there I went from fighting life to flowing with life; from living a synthetic linear life to living a natural cyclical life. It’s there I met my soul and learnt what it means to be a human and a woman.
Now working as a Womens Wellness Educator, Embodiment Mentor, STM Teacher and Writer, I’m passionate about exposing the link between stress, fatigue and illness and our ‘unnatural’busy lifestyles. The practices I share focus on gifting you with the space to find your own healing path home and they are applicable to anyone dealing with everyday 21st Century stressors, whether they be physical, emotional or mental. The insights provided merge my experiences from before, during and after my chronic illness, making them relatable to whichever path of the journey you currently find yourself on. I bring together my own life wisdom with the knowledge gained through my 12 year professional career as a corporate marketing and communications executive and studies in business, nutritional medicine, holistic therapies and STM.
In reference to the STM sessions I will be offering at Qi, I’ve completed my STM Level 3 Teacher Training (235 hours) and I’m a member of the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists) with full professional indemnity insurance.
“I was feeling tired and spacey when we began. By the end of the session I felt more grounded and focused, less frenetic and no longer tired. It was as if I had slept and woke up rested, although I didn’t actually fall asleep during the session. Practicing on a regular basis, I feel like I now have a tool set I know will balance, focus and relax me.”
“Sharon is next level. Her practice takes you from flight, flight, freeze to this quiet really peaceful place. During the class, she comes around and wraps you in blankets, sprays essential oils on you – the works. Seriously it felt as if mother earth was taking care of me.” Estelle, HR Leader”
(Estelle, HR Leader)
“There are some teachers you stumble across who resonate with you in an instant, for me this lady is one. Sharon teaches a restorative style of yoga called STM and is a wealth of knowledge in terms of fertility, menopause, women’s cycles and more. Plus her practice offers the deepest reset for your nervous system I have experienced.”
(Shelley, Yoga Teacher)
“I have remained nicotine free since my first week of STM sessions. I’m not saying it has been easy, but I feel that this level of nervous system support has allowed me to make the reoccurring decision to hold the path.”
“The interesting thing about the session was that it made me more aware of my body by helping me to get out of my mind. I didn’t realise how little awareness I had of my body and its sensations until I did this class.”
(Brooke, Business Owner)
“I have regular been attending Sharon’s classes for nearly a year now and the changes I have noticed in myself and my everyday life have been amazing. Each week, the class is like a rebirth and a chance to renew my energies and mindfulness for another week. As someone who has experienced anxiety associated with an autoimmune disease, the STM classes have grounded me whilst allowing me to revisit and embrace my femininity, leading to an inner strength I never knew I had. Sharon is an amazing teacher who is able to make each individual student feel understood and supported in her classes. Her empathy with others and intuition is truly something to behold.”
“At the end of our session I felt very relaxed, joyful, grounded and had more mental clarity than when we began.”
“The session with you has created a big shift in how I feel about my womb and being a woman. Very surprising! I didn’t expect such a shift.”
(Janelle, Kinesiolpgy & Healing Centre Owner)
“I thought I was alone in how little I knew about my womb and femininity until I came to your workshop and found out everyone in the room was in the same boat! Yet we all left armed with much more knowledge and with greater confidence in our female form because of your passion in teaching women about the one thing we all have in common.”
(Franca, Meditation Teacher)