Stay connected

We are back working from the studio, taking all the measures as set according to government guidance on Covid-19 and procedures. We are also continuing our work on Zoom for those who can’t travel and for our group work.

Maintaining a healthy balance

Seeking a dynamic awareness that supports and resources us, exploring our deepest desires in order to express our authenticity, liberating us from any conditioning. Looking towards the future with each step being a new beginning.

Create order in your life

Modern meditation encourages the natural curiosity of our minds to explore how we respond to feeling.This internal process enables us to build inner strength, allowing the healing process to take place without having to do anything other than simply to be present.

Intensive summer retreats

Created to meet your individual needs. Nourish your body, mind and spirit with new experiences, and transform your stress, fatigue and pain into a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Your journey starts here

Your journey starts with setting the intention to connect the brain, to open the heart, to follow the breath, and to let the healing process begin.

We offer life changing and liberating experiences through processes such as the Alexander Technique, somatic meditation, systemic constellation and energy work in order to continuously awaken self awareness and resources that strengthen our resilience to the fast changing world.


The Alexander Technique The Alexander Technique is a method of re-education of the body and mind. It teaches balance and co-ordination through verbal instruction and the use of the practitioner’s hands. In daily life we place a high demand on our mind and body which results in over-contracted muscles and a distorted posture. Our aim is to become aware of the way we think and move in our everyday activities, and through this awareness, reduce or eliminate the causes of pain and tension.

Practising the Alexander Technique will help improve the use of the self. We sometimes accept our misuse as normal, not realising the extent to which we are contributing to our own physical discomfort and stress.

It brings a clarity to our thinking and gives us space to manage the stresses of daily life. The Alexander Technique has been taught for over a century and improves not only your breathing but also builds confidence as we re-align with our innate poise and movement. As the body transforms back to its natural posture, health and well-being are enhanced helping you discover a new balance by releasing all that is unnecessary.

If you would like to find out more about how the Alexander Technique can help you, please contact me to discuss further. BOOK HERE

Energy Work is a combination of modalities: Movement Shiatsu, Alexander Technique, Modern Meditation and Systemic Constellation. Through the gentle observation of how you feel as you express your concern in relation to your health, together we choose the best way forwards for your needs. Primarily we use Systemic Constellation, which is a process that enquires into the origin of our discomfort. This work is more verbal and dynamically engaging with our emotions and conditioning of the moment. Often repeated patterns of behaviour or illnesses belong to the history of our ancestral family, our social cultural and geographical field.

By engaging with all the elements or individuals, giving them a voice and a space in the system we help to see the full picture of what the situation requires in order to be released. The energetic movement of the inner or outer physical dynamic relationship in the field amongst those elements invites the quiet space necessary for allowing every voice to be heard, seen and honoured, giving directions to the system to move forwards and leave behind what no longer serves us, changing the quality of energy where healing is allowed to take place.

If you would like to find out more about how Energy Work can help you, please contact me to discuss further. BOOK HERE

Modern Meditation is an invitation to return to the subtle integrity of our organism, creating order. As the curiosity of our mind continuously wishes for answer to our life’s purpose we invite it to explore how we respond to feeling.

Learning that if we stay with the awakened sensation that the observation to feeling provides, we will build inner strength and the healing process will take place without having to do anything else except being present. As such, it is a more internal process which complements both The Alexander Technique and Healing Shiatsu. Sitting is simple and rewarding as the mind learns how to rest.

If you would like to find out more about how Modern Meditation can help you, please contact me to discuss things further. BOOK HERE

Healing

When we fall and the veil of composure drops away, grace can help us meet life as it comes with ease, equanimity and courage.

My aim is to help students achieve a state of being from which their body is able to heal itself, returning to a natural balance as quickly as possible: For minor aches and pains to disappear; to resolve the cause of persistent headaches; to become aware of habits leading to muscular pain and injury; to alleviate pain or distress from illness and disease.

Supportive

Grace conveys the meaning of a mood without words , we establish silent communication using the minimum of movement and expression.

In addition to the physical aspects of our body-use, we must consider the balance and well-being of our mind. My work helps students to achieve an inner stillness, from which we learn to breathe and apply movement. This results in an overall harmony, unifying mind and body, giving us space to deal with the challenges life sets before us. We develop an openness to our inner voices, our feelings and movements in relationship to others, requiring only the willingness to listen and to experiment.

Ethical

Allowing the other to be a legitimate other is the only emotion that expands intelligence.

Being ethical matters to me. Fairness and neutrality of one’s thoughts and feelings are the most important elements. It does not matter who we are or where we come from or have been. We think about our planet as we think about our own bodies, our dreams, our families and our groups or community.

Retreats

We hold intensive retreats during the summer from May to August, in private locations in UK and in Italy at the Joy centre in the val Pellice, north of Turin city. We create a programme that meet the needs of your organisation or your own persona.

You choose your dates and together we will create a stimulating and rejuvenating retreat where you will be invited to set an intention for transformation as you: immerse yourself, with time allowing space to think with clarity, nourish your body, mind and spirit with new experiences. Integrate hands-on Alexander Technique and Modern Meditation, clear patterns of behaviour that don’t serve you through observation of feelings with systemic constellation. Transform your stress, fatigue and pain into a balanced, healthy lifestyle. We will awaken sensations through set forms of movements. The forms will encourage the physical body to open, connecting our inner feelings to our outer relationship with the environment, realigning our intentions and our actions: the thinking mind will respond to these forms of movement according to ingrained habitual patterns of reaction. This will bring attention to the present moment and allow our awareness to develop the use of directed orientation of movement. In this way we will challenge those habitual patterns and allow a new experience of freedom in movement to develop, freeing ourselves from patterns causing aches, pains and stress. When necessary we will observe responses to strong emotions and use Systemic Constellation to clear while honouring what no longer serve us. Our aim is to invite awareness, as the mind lets go of preconceived ideas of how to be, the body reawakens to the present moment. The mental health benefits from developing inner and outer integrity, changes how we functions as new neural pathways are created and a sense of harmony is experienced and the healing we seek naturally occurs. Our work deepens in substance as we connect to a greater sense of present stillness.Whether you are new or experienced in the world of Alexander’s principle, movement Shiatsu and Meditation, no matter where you are in your life, this process will be “meeting you where you are at,” and naturally guiding you to your full potential for expression. Your only need is to be open to time and to welcoming of the unknown. We will meet in a group, for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours each day, morning and late afternoon for a long week-end from Friday evening to Sunday or a full week starting on Thursday afternoon to Wednesday evening.

Giorgina, with you taking the class I noticed several positive changes in me and started to understand what it is all about.

You are a truly inspirational teacher and I thank you so very much.
John

I adored my recent experience on Alexander course. The five sessions managed to combine the practical (mainly) with the theoretical and  opened my eyes to some ideas that might change my life – they have already made me more mindful and self-aware. Giorgina’s example and her amazing hands-on work were just terrific and I would recommend this course to anyone concerned about an inability to relax, a general worry about posture, stress or who simply looks for a different way of looking at themselves.

Catrina

Any anxiety, worry or pain is gently melting away, while my focus and attention shifts to the energetic movement within my body, allowing the mind to reset and become more and more peaceful and quiet. I go deeper and deeper in myself… and smile!

Marie

I really enjoyed the meditation session today. When i first heard it was happening i thought it would be interesting to attend and appreciated what a unique opportunity to be able to experience this at work!

 

I was pleasantly surprised at how comprehensive the session was, covering so many activities and techniques/exercises, and was also mightily impressed at the high quality and expertise displayed by Giorgina.

Workshop at a Corporate event

I have suffered with my stooped posture for years. 17 years later, it is nearly gone, thanks to the work I have done with Giorgina.

Her strong emphasis of verbal direction and dynamic physical orientation was vital and I feel that I have a hugely better understanding of how my body works and how to do things thoughtfully and with more grace.

Amajat

GiorGina Pontet

The strength of her teaching was developed by her willingness to engage with the world at large, working with victims of war, addictions and mental health as well the chronic and terminally ill, artists and sportsmen, developing her compassionate heart with integrity.

“It is not what we study and who was the master that trained us, but how we use their teaching wisely in order to engage our inner master and how best we share and facilitate others’ transformation from discomfort to love.” From her ancestral roots high in the Italian alps, stillness always was and is embedded in her quality: a traveller at heart connecting through stillness broke all boundaries created by cultural and linguistic barriers in order to live and connect with life fully.

In her travels Giorgina often saw and felt the pain of the oppressed and disadvantaged in society; sights which made a profound impression upon her. “I was having difficulty expressing my concern for the inequalities to which I was bearing witness. It was then that an urge to work towards healing and empowering individuals regardless of cultural backgrounds, became my only way forward.”

A passionate student of equanimity, she searches for inner freedom with equilibrium and developed her own modality to re-educate individuals in need. Journeying with authenticity she uses our three best friends: gravity, space and breath. Her passion for evolution in her understanding of life continues to grow, deepening her personal development. Her wish is to facilitate movement with global integrity.

Accreditations

Registered Member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
The International Systemic Constellation Association

Giorgina’s professional development is continuous.

Giorgina is a fully qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique, movement shiatsu practitioner, Time Therapy with somatic meditation and systemic constellation facilitator.

She has been a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) since 1991, qualifying as a certified professional in 1995 and in 1997 achieved MRSS certification of professional competence in Shiatsu in UK. After studying with Manuel Schoch for for 10 years n 2002 she gained her accreditation in Time therapy/modern meditation from the Tune In institute in Zurich. Continuing her meditation studies in 2017 received a diploma in relational mindfulness and the liminal mind by the Karuna institute in Devon. To further her knowledge in family and systemic constellation she studied with the centre for systemic constellation in London and attended the applied training for constellation facilitator. Now being a member of the International Systemic Constellation Association.

Believing that different individuals require and respond to different forms of support, Giorgina not only utilises the principle of the modality by which she has graduated in her formal studies, but uses her process of integrating work that bridges modern science, anatomy, neurology and the biomechanics of the self. Her passion for understanding evolution continues to grow, she is embracing her creativity process through finding the rhythm and spiralling flow to her own dancing. Her wish is of facilitating movement of health with a global integrity.

Events

In these times of social distancing, and feeling emotionally challenged, we consider the importance of community. The fear of unknown challenges is experienced by all of us. 

Despite this vulnerability we can engage with the depth of our inner self.  The challenge is in engaging the depth of our consciousness finding resources and experience its resilience. 

Staying positive and looking forwards to 2021

At present we regularly have 5 weeks long group workshop on Alexander Technique, self shiatsu, somatic meditation and journal writing running regularly during school term, you choose what modality you would like to explore and contact us.

All our workshops have a scale price to accommodate all needs, and vary from low to moderate to generous.

Our Structure from our studio or your office.

We offer presentation that includes scientific evidence of the modalities we teach. We develop project within your working environment that suit your needs and that of your organisation, we do group and individual work.

Two hours presentation.

Following 6 weeks intensive work of 3 days each week of small group work or individual one to one.

One day workshop

Following either 6 weeks or 3 months of intensive work

Regular work one day a week for individual or group “requirement a minimum of 12 sessions.”

Monthly intensive week-end

Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 to 16.30.

Online schedule

Journal Writing

Wednesday afternoon 13.00 to 15.00

Through this course you are invited to explore and reveal limiting belief, repetitive stories and cultivate your self healing, your inner qualities in order to strengthen your awareness and your inner wisdom.

Before putting words to paper we sit quietly in observation of the mind as we invite silence entering the mind we connect the breath ,brain and heart. As we soften in to this awareness, together we explore challenges by noticing what takes place in the body when we quiet down. As we enter a deeper state of perception, we bring to awareness the habitual pattern of the physical structure that limit our clear thinking.

You don’t have to be familiar with writing, just a willingness to explore your thinking process.

Alexander Technique

Monday morning 10.00 to 12.00
Thursday evening 19.00 to 21.00pm

Learning to create time in between stimulus and response, allowing our body our instrument, to be in tune and receptive to its surrounding, re-addressing the direction and intention of your postural behaviour.

Somatic Awareness

Friday afternoon 12.00 to 14.00

A journey in to the nature of behaviour towards yourself. As you learn to deeply relax into te sensation generated by your body you begin to be taken deeper than its anatomical and physiological expression. Boundaries created by tension, trauma and conflict will dissolve.

Self Shiatsu

Tuesday evening 19.00 to 21.00

Shiatsu teaches us the ability to reconnect to our sensory body and to influence its functioning. We stimulate the energy meridians throughout the body in order to release or replenish what is not in balance.

Our aim is to arrive to a state of integrity that leaves us invigorated and rested. In order to apply self shiatsu we need motivation, steadiness of breath, relaxation and comfort, empty mind, support rather than force.

It is a journey of personal sensory experience about the healing power we all have within our touch, and the humanness of sharing our presence.

Meditation

Monday evening 18.30 to 20.00

An invitation to widening the circle of compassion, committing to a manner of co-existence in which mutual respect, honesty and social responsibility arise spontaneously from living instant after instant. The habit of the mind in continuously enquiring about what is not right. Self acceptance teaches us to focus on the movement of energy forwards and restore our qualities.

Energy work/ Systemic Constellation

Monthly at weekends

Systemic constellation is an effective short term therapy that has the potential to arrive at the roots of problems in a short time. The inter-action between all part of oneself involved, seen and given a space can quickly reveal underlying conflicts within a relationship system. For example within the family, the working environment, or our organism. Each space we physically inhabit is moved by the energy field of the system, which is connected to a deeper layer of the mind not ordinarily accessible. Acknowledging that our own being works accordingly to the influence of its present environment as well as the inheritance aspect of the field of our ancestor and cultural route.