As somatic educator, movement and expressive arts therapist, and certified Nia Technique teacher, Lucie Beaudry's practice focuses on principles of self-awareness development through the body's experience of movement. Her professional and university trainings, here and abroad, have allowed her to develop an expertise in somatic education – a field where each individual is considered as a 'global person'. Over the years, Lucie has taught many group classes, thematic workshops and training sessions in both commercial businesses and the public sector, while developing a private practice. Since December 2014, she is a professor at the dance department of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

She holds a Masters in dance and a postgraduate degree in somatic education (Feldenkrais Method) from UQAM, as well as a certificate in Movement based Expressive Arts Education and Therapy from the Tamalpa Institute in California, where she also studied the Movement Ritual with Anna Halprin. Her practice as somatic educator (RSME), movement therapist (RSMT) and expressive arts therapist (Tamalpa practitioner) led her to work with different populations, including elderly and post-stroke patients. She is currently engaged in an interdisciplinary doctorate in health and society at UQAM, through a research project that combines somatic education and adapted dance in neurorehabilitation.

Lucie is a member of the following groups: Association Feldenkrais Québec (AFQ), Regroupement pour l'éducation somatique (RES) and the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).

Lucie Beaudry was awarded various scholarships throughout her post-graduate studies at l'Université du Québec à Montréal. Upon entry to the doctorate in 2014, she received recruitment scholarships from the Fund of the Institute of Health and Society and the Faculty of Humanities at UQAM. During her studies at the master's, her academic excellence was rewarded within her university (FARE scholarship in 2008 and 2009, MELS scholarship in 2009 for an international internship project) and at the provincial level (Fondation Desjardin's Girardin-Vaillancourt for Humanities and Arts scholarship in 2009).

Lucie holds a B.A. in Graphic Design and, as a visual artist, she has explored photography, digital creativity, oil painting and especially, acrylic and collage. Under the artistic label bodri, her art has been featured in a number of exhibits.

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