Dominic's focus is helping you achieve health and wellbeing rather than simply managing the pain and symptoms. The three primary methods used are movement, meditation and massage. Emphasis is placed on educating and guiding you how to inhabit your own body.
Dominic's own journey began with a list of so called idiopathic back and neck injuries in his teenage years which continued into his twenties when he began to venture into mountain sports. He sought help from various physiotherapists, personal trainers and other mainstream rehabilitation specialists but they could provide no more than temporary pain relief. Dominic later spent time in India to experience the rich tradition of yoga and meditation, which propelled him on a lifelong journey. This journey lead him to the mountains of New Zealand and Canada and he found the love of the outdoors and silence in the hills.
Since taking up the Japanese art of Aikido, Dominic has discovered that alignment, breathing and connection really are the keys to health, wellbeing and strength. Dominic has witnessed many well meaning trainees getting hurt and not getting the results they want because they lack understanding of relaxed and efficient movement. Dominic has since refined his knowledge through a dedicated yoga practice as well as spending time with an 80 year old Aikido master in Japan to come to a deeper understanding.
Dominic continues to experiment and learn as the way is best found by walking it. Dominic is passionate about sharing his love of movement and meditation with others, regularly working with a wide range of individuals. Regardless of your ability, Dominic's focus is on education and empowerment starting where you are.
Dominic's unique approach comes from years of university study supplemented by many more hours of immersion and self exploration across many movement and personal development disciplines from modern exercise and sport science through to ancient traditions from India, Persia, Japan, Russia and China. The distillation of complex traditional martial, physical and spiritual practices into simple health and wellbeing exercises is at the heart of his teachings.
Dominic's special interest is in correcting dysfunctional biomechanical patterns, especially gait, through anatomically correct movement training. Especially those others deem too difficult.
Besides being an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Dominic is also a teacher of Japanese and Persian Yoga, a Meditation Teacher and Holistic Counsellor/Life Coach as well as a Massage Therapist.
Dominic continues to learn through connecting regularly with his teachers and seeking out new knowledge and skills so that he can continue to develop and pass on ancient wisdom to you.