"Ballet and dance professional and movement therapist, Suzanne Astley, has recently brought her unique skillset to the Ribble Valley after working at the highest level in the UK at the Royal Academy of Dance in London" Live Ribble Valley Magazine, 2019
Suzanne recently worked at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) as a lecturer of Dance for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs as well as being a Student Support Officer where she helped students and colleagues both physically and mentally.
Suzanne has recently written a Yoga Teacher Training course as well as being an Assessor for yoga courses and within the fitness industry, an Assessor of Personal Trainers. She is also currently a Consultant, Facilitator and Course Writer for the RAD. Her most recent course she has written being on Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing using Somatic Movement education and therapy, and Practical Ways to Support People Living With Neurological Conditions.
Suzanne's classes each have an essence of Contemporary, Somatic and Meditative dance. Every class being suitable and tailor-made for all abilities including group and one-on-one work, and are of a therapeutic nature. The aim of Mindful Movement is to create an environment where you can solely concentrate your mind and body on rest and relaxation. Reconnect and come home to your body.
Mindful Movement enables you to gain a better understanding of posture, alignment and breath. Specifically through contemporary dance techniques and integrating the mind and body, similar to yogic flow practises. It will help improve flexibility, flow of movement, build strength and core stability.
We are extremely passionate about promoting health and wellbeing and it is through these practises that we want to help you find a healthier, happier and more empowered way of living.
In accordance to the current government guidelines,
business at the moment will be
exclusively on zoom
Tuesday - Barre & Yoga @ 10-11am
Wednesday - Soma Yoga @ 4:45-5:45pm - Ballet @ 6:45-7:45pm
Thursday - Beginners Soma Yoga @ 6-7pm
Saturday - Soma Yoga @ 10-11am
New & Upcoming Classes...
Tuesday - Menopause Soma Yoga @ 10-11am, "Through Soma Yoga and Barre that calms the nervous system and works with the subtlety of the endocrine system. Building energy, strength and flexibility as well as tools to support the body"
Friday - Prenatal Soma Yoga @ 10-11am, "Supporting each trimester through the stages of your pregnancy. Practising safe safe poses and breath work in preparation for birth"
One-to-One & Wellbeing Packages available in...
Somatic Movement Therapy
Ballet for children and adults
At Mindful Movement we aim to help employers and team leaders realise these benefits with our holistic methods and an approach specifically tailored to your business.
We’re not about superficial fixes; ping-pong tables, team drinks on a Friday or dreaded team-building retreats. Instead, our approach focuses on providing employees with a toolkit of wellness techniques designed to help them build-up long-term mental resilience.
Our wellbeing coach and consultant, Suzanne, can help guide your employees through these challenges with the careful application of mental health awareness education, mindfulness and compassion training, somatic yoga, movement therapy and dance lessons.
If you would like to book, please do not hesitate to contact Suzanne on 07738405277 or
Be sure to follow me on Facebook (click on the icon below) as I have live streaming classes available throughout the week!
@ Fuelmizas, Bee Mill Garage
Preston Road, Ribchester
Francis is an associate lecturer of dance at the university of Surrey, performing artist, choreographer and a Somatics Movement Educator. A former fellowship artist of the Arts Council of England, and graduate of the University of Central Lancashire, with an MA in Dance, Somatics Health and Wellbeing. Over the years, Francis has developed work that has contributed to the enrichment of British dance culture on several levels, having held positions on the board of trustees at Dance UK, Jacksons Lane Theatre, ADAD and the former London Arts Board, ‘LAB’.
Suzanne is currently a Somatics Movement Educator, and Dance Artist. She initially achieved a scholarship for the Royal Ballet, studied at Laine Theatre Arts, took a Drama and Dance degree at the university of Winchester and then went on to work for a prestigious arts organisation, Swindon Dance. In addition to this she gained an MA in Dance Somatics and Wellbeing. Suzanne also boasts qualified teacher status from the University of Cumbria and was recently the course leader of Dance Performance and Teaching at the University of Central Lancashire. As well as working as a Dance Lecturer and Student Support for the Royal Academy of Dance. Her expertise within teaching has been acquired from her work within community settings and primary, secondary, FE and HE education, spanning over 30 years.
Melanie is a lecturer of dance at the university of Edge Hill, dance artist, Somatics Movement Educator and an intricate member of the Parkinson's Network. A lead artist on 'Own Now' Dance and Dementia project, and also works within care homes situated in Cumbria. Melanie is currently studying a PhD in Dance and Parkinson's at the University of Roehampton. She is a practitioner, in dance, health and wellbeing with the focus on person centered movement and somatic practices.