Reawaken your mind's control of movement!
Learn how to move smarter, improve your posture and increase your strength safely and effectively!
Relieve pain, accelerate healing and optimize your performance!
8 POWERFUL HEALTH BENEFITS?
INTRODUCTION TO SOMATIC MOVEMENT EDUCATION
This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested to learn what somatic movement education is all about, and how to apply this practice in every day life. The first half of the workshop consists of an interactive slideshow presentation, and the second half will be applying the knowledge through movement explorations.
Choose from the following dates:
Tuesday September 26th 12:00-1:30pm PST
September 29th 1:00-2:30pm PST
Cost: $20 CAD
Hello, I'm Teresa Ojinma. My passion for movement began at a young age through participation in sports. By the time I reached my senior year of high school, I knew I wanted to study the human body, specifically human movement. I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and a Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition. After graduation, I pursued a Masters of Science Degree in International Healthcare Management Economics and Policy at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. I connected with my roots, learned about healthcare systems from around the globe, and completed my Master's Degree with an internship in Corporate Wellness at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California.
Upon returning to Canada, I continued my studies with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and completed my Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification in 2011. This certification allowed me to widen my scope of practice to serve a larger population group from all ages with various health challenges. I also completed the Functional Movement Systems Level 1 and Level 2 training in 2013, for movement screening and correction.
In January 2014, I started my own business, Home Fitness Plus, with the desire to train clients in the comfort of their own home. This business has evolved and grown to offer not only personal training and rehabilitation services, but also microcurrent therapy and somatic movement education. In 2016, I enjoyed connecting with the community while working for the city of Surrey in the fitness centre for four years. I had a wide client base and many opportunities to teach classes and individuals about movement.
In 2017, I was introduced to somatic movement education by one of my mentors, Brian Justin, a Kinesiology Instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley. After experiencing a few clinical somatics sessions with Brian, I was fascinated and intrigued with what I was learning, and quickly realized this is the missing link in movement and healthcare! The mind controls the muscles. Once we are able to gain conscious control of our muscles, we can move more intelligently and learn how to release and relax tension in the body caused by injury, illness, stress or trauma; and move more intelligently. I was eager to further my education in somatics and completed the Essential Somatics Movement Teacher Certification in June 2019. I began teaching classes in a studio for a little over one year, then switched to teaching somatics classes online after the covid lockdown in 2020. This practice has transformed the way I live, work and teach movement. I became more interested in the spirit-mind-body connection in relation not only to movement, but to overall health and wellness.
In 2019, I was introduced to microcurrent therapy. I started training with the most technologically advanced electrotherapeutic equipment available in healthcare for pain and injury trauma rehabilitation; the Electro-Acuscope and Myopulse devices. In August 2021, I moved to Abbotsford, B.C. and began treating clients from my home clinic.
After a cancer diagnosis in 2021, I delved deeper into holistic aspects of health and wellness and the root causes of disease. I learned the impact that stress, trauma, negative thoughts and limiting beliefs have on the physiology. I discovered that love has the power to touch and heal where no medication can ever touch. My purpose is to love God, love myself and love people.
My mission is to empower people through love, relationship, connection, education, application and practice, to know and understand the responsibility we have as human beings to gain a greater self-awareness that leads to transformation, restoration, healing, freedom and success in all areas of life.
I endeavor to offer valuable health resources and education tools for an active, long, healthy life. I look forward to connect you with your goals to make lasting positive change toward your vitality and longevity.
What are your goals?
improve cardiovascular fitness
improve your nutrition
recover from an injury or accident
learn how to get yourself out of pain
I can help you achieve them!
Somatics Workshop: Low Back, Hips and Legs and 10-Session Somatics Class + 3 BONUS sessions! See below for details.
Explore movements to release and relax the low back, hips and legs to walk, run and move freely without pain. Learn to relieve low back pain, SI joint dysfunction/pain, sciatica, hip and knee pain using a slow gentle movement technique. Learn how sensory motor amnesia shows up in your body and gain a greater self-awareness and movement freedom!
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This flashdrive includes 10 somatics sessions. That's over 500 minutes of somatic movement explorations, plus three BONUS sessions for upper back, shoulders and neck! Have these teachings at your fingertips to cultivate self-awareness and gain control of your movement from the center of your body. Take your learning, growth and movement freedom to the next level!
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"For the first time in a year and a half, I can feel my whole body come to center."
~ Erik M., Cloverdale, BC
"I fee light! . . . My neck feels like a rod holding my head up higher."
~Lucija N., South Surrey, BC
"I feel more relaxed and lighter on my feet . . . I feel like a ninja!"
~Chris D., Delta, BC
"I feel good this morning. Going to the gym for the first time in over a month . . .the session definitely made a difference."
Connie M., White Rock, BC
"I haven't been able to 'feel' my feet since I was twelve years old! I have always ignored my feet because they felt like clubs. I couldn't trust them. Now, they have come alive!"
"I can't wait to try my 'new' feet!"
Stephanie O., South Surrey, BC
"Instead of waking up two or three times in the night, she slept through the whole night!"
Edina D., mother of 9 year old daughter, Surrey, BC
"I learned a lot about myself---I learned to not bury things, to sense and feel my body more and not just take it for granted. I feel so much freer. I have found strength in myself that I didn't realize I had, the camaraderie was fun and the best experience would be coming home to myself." - Cheryl M.
"I think Somatics gives me a feeling of purpose and ability with respect to my body. It puts me in touch with how my body is working and how it feels on the inside. After starting Somatics, I felt like I could do other things in my life to improve my life . . . It had a cascade effect on my life." - Sarah D.