Hi, I'm Noémie!
I’m a movement teacher and educator, currently in training to become a psychomotor therapist. Through play, relaxation, and sensorimotor exploration, I help people of all ages develop a movement practice that not only promotes their mental and physical health, but also help them to expand their movement repertoire, refine their movement quality, feel more confident in their body, and move with ease and pleasure.
My approach to teaching is evidence-based, inclusive, and educative, tailored to each individual’s needs and abilities.
Starting as a vinyasa yoga teacher, and after teaching vinyasa yoga for about a year, my curiosity and my inquisitive nature lead me to explore and experiment with movement as a whole. The more I went down the movement hole, the less I felt attached to a particular discipline, to a particular set of —sometimes arbitrary— rules. Having the freedom to create, to think outside the box, to look for new possibilities, to learn and evolve; that's what my teaching is about.
Mouvements Modernes® came from my desire to teach movement that encompasses different contemporary methods and techniques, while being factual, skeptical, inspired and informed by modern research in movement sciences, neurosciences, psychology, and psychomotor therapy. Interdisciplinarity is at the core of my approach; while I teach a lot from the movements I uncover during my own exploratory practice, my classes can be described as a blend of yoga, somatics, cognitive training, and other contemporary practices such as floorwork and Fighting Monkey. I am as passionate about the scientific aspect of movement as I am about its intuitive and exploratory forms.
Besides teaching and practicing movement, art is a big part of my life. I love drawing and analog photography as creative art forms. I found a similarity between movement and art: both are a way of expression, evolution, and liberation. You can find out more on my other website, noemie-christensen.art.
I've spent too many hours playing “Skyrim” and “The Witcher 3”, but video games have the power to appease me. I actually like to sneak remixes from diverse old-school video games into my classes. I’ve probably listened to all the lo-fi, trip-hop, and chillhop compilations on Youtube, and I drink more coffee than reasonable. I’ve got a seamstress diploma and I love designing websites, it is to me yet another form of art.
Traveling has been a major factor of personal growth for me; when I was 19, I lived and volunteered in Romania for 9 months, which triggered many more travels, mainly within Europe and Asia. It’s in Nepal that I got into meditation and participated in two Vipassana retreats, which eventually lead me to start practicing yoga. My fascination for Japanese art and culture brought me to teach yoga and movement for a year in Kyoto.
- Psychomotor Therapist Certification (2nd year) - IFP Rouen
- FC1 Teacher Training — Floorwork Academy
- IKN Approach Level 1 — Integrated Kinetic Neurology
- Essentials of Elite Performance — ZHealth®
- FRC® — Functional Range Conditioning®
- Detour Method Synthesis — Yoga Detour
- Teacher’s Immersion Online — Mindful Strength
- Detour Method Online — Yoga Detour
- 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance)