I have been a client with Angelie for the past four years. It was while working with her trying to rehab my hip that I first realized how disconnected I was to my own body, particularly in my pelvic area. It can be a hard and painful process to come back and live in your body, but I remember the first time I felt like I fully inhabited my own body, it was an incredible experience and worth all the hard work. I have since become an apprentice instructor in the Gyrotonic method of movement.I am a person who has been abused and has spent a lot of years learning how to live with the damaged parts of me in a healthy way. I understand how the experience of abuse cuts to the very core of you not only mentally and emotionally but it can also cause you to feel like your own body isn’t yours anymore. Your body is no longer a place of safety. It’s not home. I want Empower for Hope to be a place that allows a space for women to come and be and learn how to come home again in their own bodies. It’s a journey I have walked and continue to walk. I have been able to come home. It’s my passion to be able to walk beside other women who have been abused and to be a voice of understanding and hope.
Alison Dyer instructs the following:
- Empower for Hope
EMPOWER FOR HOPE: Giving abuse victims a safe haven. A safe place to come and meet, laugh, cry and feel supported.