Srik Narayanan MA (Cantab) MSci MSc RSME

Image by Irena Cena, Movement, 2017


I locate my work at the confluence of dance/movement and somatic practices, relational body psychotherapy, and ecological awareness practices.

I hold the Advanced Diploma in Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT), an established, post-graduate training in an approach to relational body psychotherapy. I am certified to practice ERT and am a member of the Embodied-Relational Therapy Association.

I am a graduate of the Somatic Movement Education professional programme in Body-Mind Centering® (BMC), having trained in the UK and in France over three years. BMC is an experiential, somatic approach, developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, which emphasises the anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, embryological and developmental basis of our embodiment. I am a Registered Somatic Movement Educator with ISMETA.

My practice also draws significantly from my training in Focusing, Authentic Movement, and humanistic and psychodynamic counselling, as well as training and longstanding engagement with contemplative practice, dance, improvisation, drama, performance and creative practice.

My approach to practice is that it is always an enquiry. My trainings have, above all, offered me skills that allow me to rest in a position of not knowing, so that I can be curious about the unexpected and receptive to what is emerging. I value the potential for learning through every encounter in life, be that with other humans or the other-than-human.

In all aspects of my life I am committed to finding ways to work with nature rather than against it and, to me, that also involves rediscovering our own nature through our bodies.

Being with my moving body helps me honour my wholeness, witness my relatedness and celebrate the spontaneous dance of living in all it brings. It offers a path of healing which, for me, is both personal and political – as our bodily experiences are all too easily marginalised, embodiment is a form of activism.