Move Better, Feel Better, Think Better & Live Better

My programs offer a newly emerging paradigm through which to experience

body movement, posture, how you think, how you feel &

how to awaken vitality and aliveness ... we are about what really matters!


IT'S NOT ABOUT WHAT I OFFER ... IT'S MORE ABOUT 'HOW' I OFFER IT


I'd love to chat with you about 'the how' of movement and introduce you to a
refreshing new map, compass and proven pathway.


"I now realise I've felt

tense, stiff, sore and disconnected from my body most of my life!

Thankyou for waking-up my body's own unique language Sandy.

I now feel vital, alive and free to be me. Truly life changing"... Rose NZ



Your body has a miraculous, biological capacity to RENEW and REGENERATE?

Your body is not a broken, gene-determined, machine destined for disability and disease.

On the contrary, your body is an awe-inspiring, self-regenerating masterpiece…

HOW CAN I HELP?

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WHOLE-BODY WHOLE-BRAIN MOVEMENT

THAT MATTERS

Engage your brain's extraordinary capacity to change, through the revolutionary Feldenkrais Method®


RESOLVE the root cause of

MUSCULAR tension, tightness, stiffness and pain, 

JOINT limitations, 

MENTAL fatigue, foggy thinking, distractability (burnout)

EMOTIONAL anxiety, sensory overload, stress and overwhelm

THE BIRTH OF THE BODY-MIND SPLIT

In the 17th Century, philosophers decided to separate and disconnect the
'feeling body' from the 'rational mind' ... and so the body-mind 'split', common to the Western Culture was born.
Since then we humans have been conditioned to 'live in our heads', from an
intellectual, power-based construct that's trained human-beings to become
human-doings, as an object. As a thing to be managed, organised, supervised and controlled.

Resulting in a debilitating and often painful

MISMATCH between-

>>> relating to ourselves from the outside-in as dis-connected bits eg. a hip joint, neck muscle, foot bone, gall bladder, heart, brain … as a separate 'thing', as an object to be stretched, mobilised, medicated or surgically replaced!
AND 
>>> relating to ourselves from the inside-out as feeling, sensing, curious mammals, intimately related and inter-connected within and to our surrounding environment!

WHAT IS THE JOB OF THE BRAIN?

“The brain has a job to do, just like the heart has the job of pumping blood, the ears of hearing and maintaining balance, and the muscles of generating movement. 

The job of the brain is to bring order to the disorder and to make sense out of the nonsense. 

The brain’s job is to take the flow of input entering the body through the senses, and use it to organize ALL actions of: thinking, feeling, perception, emotion, and movement.”


'MOVEMENT MATTERS'

OFFERS A FRESH NEW WAY OF THINKING, FEELING & MOVING ... WE GIVE YOU

 A MAP to find the root cause of your particular body aches and pains

 A COMPASS to locate your current position, clarify what changes you want to make, and direct you to

 A PATHWAY to discover and experience greater ease, flexibility, freedom, fun and

fulfillment ... on your terms


With your own map, your own compass, and a proven pathway to follow, we would love you to join us moving forward. Check out your options below.


BOOK A CHAT WITH SANDY - book a FREE individual consultation with Sandy to discuss your next move.
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS - a series of 'live' online personalised sessions that directly address your specific needs..
INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS - a series of 'live' online small group introductory workshops.
MOVEMENT MATTERS MEMBERSHIP- a dynamic, vibrant online community that meets online from the comfort of their homes or whilst travelling, camping or cruising! Groups meet twice weekly. A monthly or annual subscription gives you 24/7 access to replays, articles, videos and heaps more.

OUR PROGRAMS ARE FOR YOU IF:

✅ your body feels stiff, tight, limited and out of whack!
✅ you feel overwhelmed, confused or disconnected
✅ you feel a loss of movement freedom, or confidence
✅ you've lost your natural spontaneity and playfulnes
✅ you're longing to reconnect with a deeper knowing of yourself
from the inside-out
✅ you're worried you'll be forced to withdraw from activities you love
eg walking, gardening, skiing, playing with kids, surfing, music etc
✅ if you're crying out on the inside to feel safe, calm, confident and clear
✅ you want to feel better, move better and live better
✅ your ready to function at your optimal best as you age
✅ you've tried everything and nothing has helped sustainably


ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET
IN THIS CRAZY FAST CHANGING WORLD?
Do you feel out of sorts, agitated, anxious?
Is your mind constantly chattering?
Is your body numb, disconnected, out of whack?
Are your muscles stiff, tight, tense and sore?
Does your back, neck, hip or knees hurt ?
Have you lost your Mojo
and your passion for living?
Maybe you feel unfit, sluggish or heavy from way too much sitting and worrying!




WHAT IF you felt vibrantly alive, relaxed, pain free and fully present in your body all day long.
WHAT IF you had energy on tap, freedom, clarity and bubbling creativity at your disposal, to live life on your terms
WHAT IF you woke up replenished, clear headed and energised, ready to fully 'rock' your day
Would that make a difference to your health, happiness, self esteem and self confidence?






All this is possible and more,

when you debunk the 'myth' of the body-mind split

that relates to you as an object!

As a "thing" to be managed, pushed, pulled and

stretched into shape!

As Einstein wisely said-

"you can't solve a problem using the same thinking

that created the problem in the first place"

Hear what Sharon has to say about being unaware, numb and disconnected from many of her body feelings ... despite having done many years of personal development and emotional work!

"Through awareness you can learn to move with

astonishing lightness and freedom at any age and thereby

improve your living circumstances, not only physically

but emotionally, intellectually and spiritually"

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais


Sandy Leathem - The ‘Body Whisperer'. 
Sandy offers revolutionary programs to awaken and transform-
>>> a busy 'over-loaded' mind
>>> a tight sore tense body
>>> feelings of brain fog, fatigue, or overwhelm. 
All this and more is achieved by engaging the brain's remarkable capacity to change, known as neuroplasticity. 


Living in a fast changing, uncertain, high tech world,
Sandy believes it's time to shift from 'fixing' to 'connecting'.
The difference between trying to ‘fix what’s broken’ versus
‘eliminating what's in the way’



Sandy’s professional career began in 1964 when she founded 'Movement Matters' as a Physiotherapist and in the eighties qualified as a Feldenkrais Practitioner.

Today she inspires a passion and deep respect for the essence of who we are as

human Beings, as distinct from time poor information machines ... human doings! Sandy offers a rich synthesis of evidence-based brain science and physiology to her ground breaking programs. 


Sandy has worked continuously both internationally and nationally, in hospitals, rehabilitation and
paediatric intervention units. Private and multidisciplinary clinics and more recently pivoted both
individual and group trainings to an online format. 
As a Grandmother Sandy’s workshops and trainings reflect her passionate concern about the impact
‘sensory overload’ and 'hidden' stress, has on growing children and adults.

Her programs guide, empower and inspire others to take charge of their lives from the ‘inside out’. 

She has a playful knack of making the impossible,

possible and the complex easy.  

Unraveling and presenting cutting edge brain science in simple, easy, common sense ways
she empowers and inspires others to reconnect and embody their birthright …

an inner organic intelligence and embodied presence.


"Make the impossible possible

The feasible easy

And the easy elegant” 

-Dr Moshé Feldenkrais Ph.D


Hear what psychologist Rikki has to say...


All this and more

is achieved by engaging the brain's

remarkable capacity to change, known as neuroplasticity

Your body is beautifully designed to function perfectly, however our sedentary, 'fix-it' driven western lifestyle fosters compensatory habits that lie at the source of lost freedoms, flexibility, strength, fitness and pain!

Are you ready to transform

those pesky habits that keep you hostage? 


ASK YOURSELF? ... Have you ever lost your way while driving in a maze of big city traffic or on back country roads, just wishing you had a GPS system in your car to guide you in the right direction?

While not all vehicles are yet equipped with this valuable tool, every human being is!



We each have an internal guidance system, IGS

(referred to as a GPS in the external world, global positioning system ).

YOUR IGS IS YOUR BODY

it alone has the extraordinary capacity to authentically guide your every decision, movement, and action. Unfortunately, western cultural values invalidate it’s messages and we have forgotten how to access it’s critical neurological data. 


As adults we go about our daily lives ignoring these internal sensorial signals —signals that are primarily there to guide us to make better decisions about 'how' to respond rather than react to emotional, physical and mental stimulation. 



The good thing is…  no matter age or circumstance we each have the innate ability to awaken and re-connect, re-enliven and re-program our own unique inner guidance system.


As a recently diagnosed octogenarian and grandmother of 5

I know only too well what living with muscular tension, joint tightness, normalised pain

and excruciating confusion and anxiety feels like!



 In fact I believe it’s our birthright to know ‘HOW’ to make

sense out of non-sense and bring order to dis-order!


Only then are we free to truly be our authentic selves rather than an object that’s been pushed, pulled, stretched, moulded and shaped to fit into a culture that relates to human beings as human doings, things to be managed and controlled to drive an economy that’s built on commoditisation. 

It’s time to ‘wake-up’ and learn ‘how’ to listen to the 'Whispers' ...  Don't wait for the Mac Truck to get your attention … it hurts AND it costs big time! 

You deserve better health, happier relationships, and more fulfilling lives.

It is never too late to stand confidently in your shoes with clarity and confidence to live your everyday with newfound freedoms, ease, vitality and energised happiness all from the inside-out. .

If you've been feeling rushed, bombarded with too much information, boxed in or disconnected, this is your opportunity to expand into easy freedom from the inside-out while deepening your relationship to nature, community and your own innate resources. Expect to feel refreshed right down into your cells.


Have I awakened your curiosity to know more about ‘the-how-to’? If so please give me a call or send me a message.