We are Cumbrian based facilitators and workshop providers who place the body at the heart of all we do. In Movement believes in the transformative nature of movement to support personal growth, positive choice making and self-discovery. Our values are rooted in inclusive, person centred and responsive, strength based approaches. We work with organisations and education providers to support embodied facilitation.
Started in 2021 by Lucy Nicholson, a movement and dance artist originally from the Scottish Borders . Lucy's work has seen her leading dance projects internationally, specialising in working with harder to reach communities and non trained dancers she has run alternative education and performance programmes within the criminal justice system, for the recovery community and for physical and mental wellbeing. Since 2009 she has been a senior lecturer in dance at The University Of Central Lancashire, as a fellow of the Higher Education Academy her research focusses on positive & responsive facilitation practice through an embodied, person centred approach. Her work uses bodily awareness, creativity & performance skills to engage facilitators in the power of their physicality in supporting positive communication and leadership.
What people say about us
I felt great and it was a real contrast to my typically overly-thinky, heady self.
I believe Lucy’s work and personal style offers significant benefit to anyone in organisations, to help us to settle fully into ourselves and to liberate our full potential.
After a session with Lucy I experienced a profound transformation in my sense of myself and personal power. My voice and sense of agency had a stronger quality to it. I was coming from within my whole body and space that I inhabit.
Lucy’s work has a substantial theoretical grounding which she makes wholly accessible and practical.
This training required me to focus on forgotten elements of my body, stance and movement, as well as considering how this impacts other people and spaces.
I enjoyed time to reconnect with myself and it was also a meaningful team experience, providing us all with some well needed time away from our usual workloads.
We enjoyed the experience so much we asked Lucy back to provide the same workshop for some of the participants we work with.