“In consulting with Lesley I now have an immediate practice that I use in teaching, and in high stakes relational scenarios. Lesley’s process of questioning, listening, attuning, and discerning, provide profound insight and practical tools that can be applied across personal and professional contexts. Lesley has a gift for translating the wisdom of osteopathic principles into accessible pathways of transformation.” – Claire Turner Reid, movement artist and educator
“Working with Lesley is a bit like alchemy, I don’t always know what will emerge but something inevitably transforms or unfolds in surprising and beautiful ways.” -Marika Heinrichs, somatic practitioner and educator
in-person osteopathic appointments
osteopathy, cranial osteopathy
each appointment is unique to the needs of the person and of the day.
typical osteopathic appointments include time to listen to your concerns and priorities, perform an assessment, facilitate a dialogue and collaborative process where we work together to create an effective plan to support your learning and growth.
a large portion of the appointment time is focused on non-invasive hands-on work, guided attentional and breathing practices to optimize your capacity to know and to cooperate with your own system, and where indicated, movement practices/education to further support you in exploring the intelligence of your body on your own.
appointments covered by most extended health insurance plans
in-person learning sessions
60-90 minute in-person learning sessions that are a little different than our table work together. we will work with your body, attention and breathing in a more direct and active hands-on manner to help you learn to listen for what your body needs and to care for yourself in practical and substantial ways.
best suited to those who are interested in developing a personal listening practice and learning to understand the primary language of the body based on osteopathic principles. excellent for bodywork practitioners and movement teachers who want to learn to confidently inhabit their own physical intelligence and listen more deeply to their patients/students.
are you interested in learning with a friend, collaborator or partner? i can accommodate duo’s and trio’s in my home studio.
ask me any questions here
LOVING GRAVITY: virtual listening practice series
WHEN: march 16, 23, 30
COST: series of 3: $60 (+hst), drop-in: $25 (+hst)
to bring attention, breath and movement together while moving and resting in gravity is a listening practice that influences:
- our capacity to receive pleasure
- our ability to move well and with ease
- the feeling of being awake and at home in our own skin
- the balance of tone, release and tension in our body
- our ability to learn from our own experience
- our capacity to stay with ourselves as we interact with others
the sessions will be held on zoom but will not require you to be screen facing and interacting online. this is an opportunity for you to be guided in the privacy of your own practice space. the sessions will be audio recorded for you to revisit during the week as you wish. i will be guiding the practice according to what I’m seeing and sensing in your body during the live sessions. if you’re unable to attend, you may still sign up for the series and receive the recordings.
while this series is created to support people already working with me, it is not required.
virtual osteopathic consultation
most aspects of in-person appointments are available through virtual osteopathic appointments but offer a unique opportunity for focused learning about your body and its language. in other words, how to listen to and cooperate with it.
this includes time to listen to your concerns and priorities, perform an assessment, facilitate a collaborative inquiry and planning process where we work together to support your learning and growth.
this may include self-treatment education where you are guided in hands-on care of your own body, attention practices to optimize the self-organizing/self-healing capacities of your own system, and movement practices/education to support you in exploring and cooperating with the intelligence of your body.
virtual osteopathic appointments are covered by most extended health insurance plans
“Lesley’s mentorship has supported me to articulate a process of embodied inquiry that I have brought into many aspects of my practice including writing, movement, teaching, and bodywork. Lesley is skilled at bridging the space between direct embodied experience and language. Our work has supported me to explore this realm in spacious and open ways, while also having some structure and form to work from.” -Marika Heinrichs, somatic practitioner and educator