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With Sas Cook

"A Holistic Approach To Well-being" Sas Cook

What is Dance Movement Therapy (DMT)?


Dance movement therapy (DMT) is the use of dance and movement to promote physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and cultural well-being. DMT involves movement to help individuals integrate their emotions, social interactions, cognitive abilities, promoting overall health and well-being. 

Like the mind, the body retains traumatic memories. DMT can help release traumatic memories imprinted in the mind and experienced in the body and nervous system. Through DMT, you can explore your inner feelings and sensations in a creative and safe space where you can be seen and heard without fear of judgement or pressure. 


Sarah (Sas) Cook, the director of Movement Zone Studio, is presently undergoing Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) training. She is providing 1:1 and group sessions to people of all ages. Depending on the individual's needs, DMT can be offered on a short-term or long-term basis. Prior experience in bodywork or movement is not necessary.


Sas is offering the community ½-45min group sessions at the Movement Zone Studio, Castlemaine. This is an opportunity to experience an embodied somatic experience. We will be covering some of the following:


  • Mindfulness, relaxation and breath awareness

  • Grounding exercises 

  • Body awareness & theme development, mirroring

  • Emotional regulation through authentic movement

  • Visualisation, telling/embodying stories

  • Play, guided imagery (props, drawing, writing)



  • Warm-up 

  • Middle 

  • Closure 

We will leave 5-10 min at the end for a group discussion, sharing and Q & A.


When? Thursdays:

9:30-10am: Group session (ages 2-4)

10:00-10:45am:: Group session (Adults)

Cost: $245 per term (inclusive of GST) 

Annual Fee: $66 Single $88 Family

Register HERE


What to wear? Please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move in. We encourage long pants/ tights and a T-shirt that doesn't restrict your range of motion.

What to bring? Please bring a water bottle, a scarf and journal.


"Understanding how much you communicate nonverbally and how many of your non-verbal cues are movement-based influences your way of thinking, parenting, and experiencing life." Dr Suzi Tortora

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