About Pantarei

We are born with the innate ability to create changes in our own life and in every session you will learn to use this in order to move forward in your desired direction. Awareness of your body, thoughts, abilities, current situations and personal goals are key factors in each session.  

Each process should help you to overcome obstacles, learn different approaches to chronic conditions, let emotions be experienced throughout these processes, and to gain better clarity of purpose. All of these experiences, along with strengthening interpersonal relationships and improving your general vitality, contribute to an enhanced experience of life.

What Happens?

Be supported to articulate and review what you need and want in your life right now

Be guided through hands-on touch to experience what feelings are present

In a safe space, allow yourself to shed what you don’t need to hold physically, mentally and emotionally

Have more space to regain energy to flow toward your deeper wishes

 

What does a session usually look like?

We sit together and use creative constructive verbal communication to explore how you are feeling right now.  I support you to articulate clearer what emotions, challenges, and passions are present for you in your life.

We acknowledge your life experiences as a rich resource to find out what is unique about you and how you deal with challenges and opportunities in every moment.

We communicate together in a way that respects you as an individual, with unique strengths, goals and values. Finding an honest way that you can connect to the best version of yourself, supporting your deepest intentions.  The session is held so there is as much space as possible for you to feel safe and free.

We tune into your body sensations so you can feel what’s present right now.  I guide you with hands-on touch to experience what emotions are in the body, encouraging the energy to flow so that your mind, body and feelings can be in more dynamic communication. This helps you to explore ways to release physical, emotional, and mental tension which you may be holding, so that you can experience yourself in a more integrated and relaxed way.

We can do this while sitting, lying on a massage table, standing, moving through space, or exploring moving in contact with the floor or with my touch. We find the best way that suits you in each session.

I also tap into my background as a creative facilitator of dance and musicality to support your freedom to explore and express yourself including breath, movement, voice, stillness and presence. It is not about performing but using creativity to connect to our honest expression in a non-judgemental way.

At the end, there is a resting period on your own of around 10 minutes. This helps your body to digest the session and your mind to rest.

About Jan

As a child I grew up in London around multiple cultures, languages and belief systems, and was exposed to many perspectives of the world.  It taught me to notice the importance of empathy and compassion in a panoply of differing views. Growing up, I often found connection through dancing or playing music, which I started to do professionally – performing and teaching to support people’s creativity and expression.

Working as a musician, dancer and performance-maker, I became fascinated with body awareness and the communicative power of touch, to learn about ourselves and each other.  These things are a basic human need, yet so neglected in our education and society today. We may still engage in physicality and touch, but we may not be encouraged to connect it deeply to our thoughts, feelings or ideas. The body can remain repressed, mystified, inaccessible or unspoken.

In the Pantarei Approach, I want to flip this around. Here, in these sessions, we tap into our bodily intelligence while exploring verbal communication. Working with both can give us clarity, strength and empowerment into our personal goals, challenges and desires in our life.

Book an individual session

Book your first consultation session (90 minutes) now!

After this session, depending on whether the Pantarei Approach and my way of working suits you, we can book you in for more sessions (60 minutes) in these options:

– Sporadic sessions
– Block of sessions to be used over a period of time
– Block of weekly regular sessions

Email jan.lee.uk@gmail.com to book your consultation session in.

Where?  Sessions take place in a private space in North London
(15 mins walk from Seven Sisters/Turnpike Lane)
However, if there is a well-being clinic local to you, please mention this, as it is possible to have sessions there instead.

 

Testimonials

“…The session I had with Jan resonated in my body and mind for a long time after and helped me make some concrete changes in my life.  I was impressed with her as a therapist. I felt safety but also a lot of freedom. I think that might have something to do with her long experience as an improviser in movement and music. Thank you Jan” – Daniel Mang (physiotherapist, bodyworker, movement teacher)

“Hey Jan, thanks for yet another truly awesome session.” – Roddy Skeaping (musician)

“…A gentle but potent session – gentle because Jan held it with care and kindness and potent because there was a sense of …allowing something to unravel in my body and emotions… felt to be a deeply improvised meeting/conversation between the two of us spanning verbal, physical and emotional. In my case it felt like the session continued over the next days.” – L. B. (movement practitioner)

Group Sessions

As well as individual sessions Jan also leads classes in a group setting.

These are playful and supportive spaces to celebrate ourselves from the inside-out.  All are welcome, and no prior experience needed.

Next classes coming up…

Movement, Presence, Connection:  Bodywork Group Open Sessions
Every Thursday from April 4th 2019
1.45pm – 2.45pm
Elizabeth House, 2 Hurlock Street, N5 1ED (Arsenal / Finsbury Park)
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Contact Improvisation 
Thursday April 11th 2019
6.30pm – 9.00pm
CI @ Goldsmiths
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