As somatic educator, 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 ‘whole person’. Lucie gives regular group classes, thematic workshops and training sessions in both private enterprises and the public sector. She is currently developing a private practice.

Lucie has studied somatic education at the Université du Québec in Montreal (she holds a post-graduate degree in specialized studies) while completing a Master in dance. Through her Master’s thesis, entitled LIFTING AN ANCHOR OUT OF TROUBLED WATERS : somatic education and its relationship to the female incest victim’s body, she was able to document and share the effects of somatic education on how her own relationship with her body evolved – an initiative which may resonate with other victims of sexual abuse. Lucie also explored the manual practice developed by Moshe Feldenkrais during a one-year course at the Feldenkrais Institute for the Study of Somatic Education. Today she rounds out her somatic educator profile by practicing as an expressive arts therapist for which she completed a three-year program entitled Expressive Arts Therapy Based on Movement at the Tamalpa Institute in California. She is the institute’s first graduate from Québec and is now integrating the Tamalpa Life/Art Process to her therapeutic practice. Lucie also had the opportunity to study Movement Ritual with its creator Anna Halprin whose work draws, among others, on the Moshe Feldenkrais Method. Lucie is also a certified Nia Technique teacher; Nia is a sensory-based movement practice combining dance and martial arts and integrating elements from various somatic approaches. She has also explored Continuum Movement, the Fitness Table Method, yoga, jazz and classical dance.

Lucie is a member of the following groups : Association Feldenkrais Québec (AFQ), Regroupement pour l’éducation somatique, Association des Naturothérapeutes du Québec and Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada (DMTAC).

Lucie Beaudry was awarded various scholarships throughout her post-graduate studies at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. She has received praise for both her academic excellence and her Master’s Thesis – at the university level (
MELS/Mobilité internationale scholarship, in 2009), within her Faculty (FARE/Fondation de l’UQÀM scholarship, 2008 and 2009) 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, 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 and is now being sold at the Royer gallery/boutique in Montreal.

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