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We all have the capacity to live with joy, in totality and with our hearts wide open. To go for what we want. To say what we need to say. To feel everything along the way.
Unique to each of us are the limitations and false beliefs we acquire as a result of growing up in our particular family, living in our particular culture and responding to the conditioning from the larger world we inhabit. These limitations and beliefs are like knots tied into a rope, and my skill lies in helping you untie those knots, one at a time, and fully claim your own life and your own energy.
As a Somatic Therapist & Bioenergetics Practitioner my approach is to work with the wisdom of the body.
The knots in our rope have correlating experiences in our bodies, and these feelings can exist outside of our awareness, influencing us in indirect ways. With my support, people begin to feel the truth of their body (suggestion: or their embodied truth?) . With my support — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual changes happen. When we can embody truth on all these levels, we fulfill our capacity to create a life of totality, joy and open heartedness.
Here are the four foundations of my practice:
1) Accept what is.
Say YES to whatever you are experiencing in the moment. Welcome your present moment experience, whether it’s pleasant or unpleasant. It is ok, valid and important. Start with where you are, without judgment. And if you’re judging where you are, then welcoming that, too.
2) Self Exploration.
Through the process of inquiry, we begin to unveil how our experience is coloured by our unique perceptual filters. And as we examine these filters, we begin to learn where they come from, how they got formed and why they matter to us. We may find out that in the past we needed to adopt beliefs or repress feelings in order to survive and stay in good standing with others around us. We look at these with strategies with fresh eyes to see if they still serve us in the present moment, or not.
3) Self Expression.
Self expression is the foundation on which belonging is built. Imagine knowing that you are welcome here in this world, just as you are.
The space to feel and express all the parts of ourselves — without shame, guilt or repression, but with loving acceptance, is vital to the task of re-creating belonging. As we allow ourselves this expression — which happens differently in each person — we gradually begin to accept that who we are is not only ok, but good, and needed in the world.
4) Self Possession.
We possess ourselves when, with acceptance and through self exploration and full self expression, we take responsibility for ourselves, our feelings, and our life situation. We choose what we want to do and create what we want to create in this world. Self Possession means that we are the leaders of own our lives. That we are aware that we have choice, and we choose to walk down the path we have chosen.
My work is to walk beside you in your journey and creatively support your emerging process, wherever it goes. I hold space for all that needs to be felt, expressed, seen and known. With this support you will transform your biggest knots into your biggest gifts.
Work With Me
It is nearly always, that our biggest challenges are the gateways through which our deepest fulfillments can be lived.
Working one to one, means that you are willing to take a step from the known to the unknown ~ it requires the courage to change. Change can only come if one is willing to tolerate discomfort, or else someone would have created that magic pill already. Why would you do this? Probably because you want something more in your life. More fulfillment, more joy, more sexuality, more energy, more money, more intimacy... More of You. And you realize that you need help to get there. I think we all do.
I am here to support you on your journey, if you so choose.
My intention is to support you to see, hear, feel and know yourself at deeper levels. Over time of doing this process, you will learn and develop your own abilities; you become more and more capable of holding yourself with your own feelings, visions, voices, relationships, movements and body pains. All the material that arises in you: body sensations, emotions, thoughts relating issues, etc. -- ceases to become noise or problems in the way that they used to. It becomes an express train to yourself.
Then, every situation in life becomes an opportunity for fulfillment ~ an expression of truth and love.
Every session may look quite different. And every person needs something different in each session. They may be loud & emotive or they may be quiet & subtle. I work out of a large studio, so there is space to move and tools to help you to move stuck energy.
I offer a free 20-25 minute phone interview to start, where we find out what you're wanting to work on and to see if it's a good mutual fit. I work with people individually for an hour at a time (sometimes more), usually on a weekly basis.
Sessions are $125 + HST/Hour.
The Roselawn Studio
951 Roselawn Ave.
What clients are saying:
"Working with Sanjay was the perfect, nourishing, illuminating mix of movement, talking, yelling, crying, laughter. He created and held the space to allow me to play, explore and feel my feelings. He's a skillful facilitator, and I was continually impressed with his integrity and presence. I recommend him without reservation!"
- Cordelia H.
"Sanjay has a beautiful way of meeting me where I am with love, empathy, understanding and openness. Of allowing me to fully inhabit where I am and supporting me in leaping, flowing or crawling forward when I feel ready. Working with Sanjay has been a great adventure, joy and blessing. I feel incredibly fortunate to work with someone so gifted and committed to this work."
- Eve S.