maya cockburn

DSC_6066.jpgMaya has twenty-five years experience as a movement artist and practitioner. She encourages people to become more embodied through the process of spontaneous movement and play – this increases awareness of ourselves in relation to others, and connects us to our innate creativity and self-expression.

Maya studied Movement Psychotherapy and Authentic Movement in the USA, and qualified as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist in the UK. She works with individuals and groups, and through JABADAO, trains early years practitioners the importance of spontaneous movement play for children. Maya has directed creative projects with children and adults, collaborated with other artists in performance work, and was founder and director of Nomads, a Dance Company comprising youth and adults with different abilities.

Through many years of working creatively in movement with diverse populations, Maya shares her passion for understanding the relationship between movement, unconscious dynamics, personal expression and communication. In her work Maya offers warmth and humour that enables people to effortlessly connect to our first language – movement.