Discipline of Authentic Movement Teacher
Circles of Four Faculty
Name: Jane Okondo
Location: London, UK
Web site: www.somaflow.co.uk
Email address: email@example.com
Phone number: +44 07500 838563
Jane Okondo first met Authentic Movement in 2008, as part of her master’s program at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Being touched by the richness of the practice, she entered a deep study of the Discipline of Authentic Movement in 2010, firstly with Linda Hartley and later with Jane Bacon and Cornelia Schmitz in the Circle of Four program. From 2018 to 2020 she studied with Janet Adler as her mentor, and in 2020 Jane received her blessing as a teacher of the discipline, joining the faculty of Circles of Four in 2023.
In her teaching of the discipline, Jane offers individual sessions and solo retreats, as well as regular group retreats throughout the year at her studio located in London, UK. She also is a guest teacher for annual retreats in Denmark. As a Circles of Four faculty member, she is available as a primary teacher and retreat teacher.
Jane’s inspiration, and the ground for all her work, comes from connections to the mystery and unknown through experiencing the moving body. Her ongoing passion is witnessing the profound impact of developing inner witness presence and how this ripples outward into all aspects of the lived experience.
Core to Jane’s private practice is somatically based trauma work. She has a strong interest in how conscious movement is foundational for this work and first began to integrate movement into her practice in 2000, with Emily Conrad as her mentor. She was authorized to teach Continuum in 2007.
Jane continues to integrate these practices into her work as a Somatic Movement therapist. She is co-director and faculty for the Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy Diploma, where she teaches Authentic Movement and Therapeutic Presence, Somatic Psychology, Embodied Anatomy, and Movement Development. Jane is a member of the Continuum Teacher Association offering retreats in the UK and guest faculty on the Continuum programme at the Somatic Akademie in Berlin.
Jane is originally trained as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and has a postgraduate diploma in Biodynamic Cranial Sacral therapy and a Master’s in Somatic Movement, from UCLan, UK. She is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist (MSMT/E), registered by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association and her post-graduate studies in Somatic Trauma are with Somatic Experiencing ® and NeuroAffective Touch ®.