Fluid and Bones is the home studio of Clare Luiten, Dancer, Bodyworker, Artist.
I have an 18 year history of working with movement wellness with people. Constantly refining my practice is a path to staying inspired. I have recently completed a diploma in Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Training.
Originally I trained as a dancer at NZ School of Dance and later at London Contemporary Dance School. The experiential rigour of Contemporary Dance Training, when combined with in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology are excellent tools to staying mobile for life. Like Pilates, which was used by dancers for decades before it became vastly popular in the early 2000’s, many of the other Somatic techniques and trainings, utilised by dancers are now being recognised as key ways to work with rehabilitation of injury. I feel blessed to have had this in-depth embodied understanding of movement potential through my training.
My official qualifications are a Diploma of Dance Performance (NZSD) Pilates Mat Work Certificate, (The Place, LCDS, London) Zen Thai Shiatsu Practitioner, and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Certificate (Body Intelligence) as well as various short courses in a wide range of Body/ Mind related practices.
After completing training in London, I went on to work in England and Europe as a professional dancer for seven years. On return to NZ I continued to dance as well as work for and subsequently own Absolute Pilates in Mt Eden. I have taught various body/movement courses at Auckland’s Tertiary Dance Institutes, Unitec, AUT, and Auckland University, and co organised the NZ Contact Retreat 2018/19. As a mother with two kids, it suits me to work from home, mostly with people privately, and small groups, and work collaboratively on dance projects that interest me. Opening up peoples movement potential and perpective never ceases to bring me joy, and I view what I do as being part of a partnership towards their wellness.