I strongly believe that the body has the ability to heal naturally. Through deep listening we can all get in deeper contact with our bodies by creating awareness and understanding for how our bodies are built and function.
I teach the Bowspring method – a fundamental philosophy of how to live and use your body in everyday life. A postural alignment practice which encourages you to embrace the natural curvature of the spine. The Bowspring has helped me to heal from physical injuries as well as emotional hardships. Read more about the method here.
As far back as I can remember I’ve been jumping, dancing and throwing myself around – the scars (yes, plural) on my body each tell a little story… The one time I cart-wheeled into a huge book shelf, or the summer that I ran into a glass door and had to go to the hospital by ambulance, or when I accidently banged my head on the floor and cracked my eyebrow open while dancing. Call me hyper, I might have a dash of something, but really, I think I just love to move.
The love for using and understanding my body led me to study movement and anatomy. I homed in on contemporary dance, later graduating from the University of Dance and Circus in my hometown of Stockholm. During my years as a dancer I came across like a million of different movement modalities and ideas on “how to move your body through space.” Super inspiring indeed. When the magic of Bowspring came into my life it was as if all the pieces fell into place.
The Bowspring method applies principles that give us functional and healthy bodies – with a lifted yet grounded quality in our movements. The body is one big mass – and it’s all functioning in one integrated system. So we simply need to treat it like one. I usually talk about finding an inner connection in my classes, and it’s really just about spending time with and getting to know your body better. I want us to find a connection that creates awareness, strength, expansion and control in our movements. I’m all about that connection.
Through my teachings and coaching I encourage you to embody this connection. I want to create that powerful feeling of owning your body, being proud of it, and using it to its fullest potential.
In my classes you can expect to sweat, bounce and play. Lets discover by doing. Come play. Stay wild. Always with a curious mind and soft heart.
- SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Salzburg, 2008-2010
- University of Dance and Circus, BA Dance & Performance, Stockholm, 2010-2013
- Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, current
Sridaiva Bowspring Trainings:
- Weekend Workshop w/ Desi Springer & John Friend, Victoria BC, August 2016
- The Roots: 4 week series w/ Jonathan Boyd, Victoria BC, spring 2017
- Immersion w/ Jonathan Boyd, Victoria BC, June 2017
- Weekend Workshop w/ Desi Springer & John Friend, Edinburg, July 2017
- Spring Load Teachers Training, Denver CO, November 2017
- Weekend Workshop w/ Desi Springer & John Friend, Copenhagen, July 2018
- Weekend Workshop w/ Megan Panchinin, Aarhus, January 2019
- European Teachers Summit, Munich, January 2019
- Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function, Stockholm, September 2018