Integrated movement for mind, body & soul
My classes integrate and are inspired by Qigong, yoga, Pilates, and somatic movement along with elements from different alternative therapies and energy medicine.
If you are feeling unwell, please delay exercise until you feel better.
If you have any injuries, health conditions or health concerns, please seek advice from your GP or a health professional before starting any exercise programme. You may be required to obtain medical clearance, prior to participation.
If you are unsure, please read and complete the 2020 PAR-Q + which provides guidance and recommendations.
Qigong (Tai Chi for Wellbeing)
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a short and gentle sequence of 18 movements influenced by the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan practised in China since the 1800’s.
Yoga is an ancient form of movement that has been practised in India for over 5,000 years. Yoga practice uses postures (asanas) to increase strength and flexibility, breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation to support physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
The Pilates method evolves from the work of Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) who developed a movement programme of 34 exercises which he originally named ‘Contrology’. I teach an integrative method which includes exercises from modern and contemporary approaches of the Pilates method.
Somatic movement and self-myofascial release therapy (SMFRT) address the body holistically and build sensory awareness to support the release of tension.
Debbie L Lawrence
Self-myofascial release therapy (SMFR) uses a range of techniques and tools (softball, foam roller and peanut) to care for the whole body. It helps to build sensory awareness, support the release of tension (that is often held in the body unconsciously) and restore mobility and movement.
- 1-to-1 and small group training (currently online) – £45
Key concepts of SMFR:
- No single body part moves in isolation.
- Everything is connected via the fascial system.
- A symptom in one area may be indicative of dysfunction somewhere else in the system.
Regular group exercise classes:
Call Debbie on - 07979797183
Newport Centre. 1 Kingsway, Kingsway Centre, Newport NP20 1UH.