Angela Dechaine, BCST
The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.- John Muir
Angela believes that we are meant to live a life of deep feeling and connection; to fully inhabit our miraculous bodies and contemplate who we are. The foundational principles of Biodynamic bodywork inspire her on many levels, both personally and professionally.
“I love nature. It is more than a love for nature, it gives me a sense of home and belonging, it gives me a sense of Self. Nature reminds me who I am, where I come from, and how significant my Life is. My body has rhythms and seasons, it ebbs and flows, it expands and retreats; it has this remarkable intelligence that I deeply trust and revere.”
This unwavering trust in an internal wisdom has been initiated by time immersed in nature, working with animals, practicing and teaching yoga, exploring meditation, and moving her body in conscious dance.When diagnosed with cancer in 2013, she knew that she could trust the intelligence of her body to guide her through the choices she would have to make in order to heal. Most importantly, she knew that she could focus on healing her body vs. fighting to survive.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) became a significant part of her post cancer treatment recovery. It made a profound impact on regulating her nervous system and reconnecting her to a sense of health. So much so that she felt called to become a practitioner.
Angela completed her BSCT training with Body Intelligence in 2017 and she recently joined the Body Intelligence teaching team as an assistant. Her favourite part of the practice is deeply listening to another being on all levels and supporting them to connect to the Health in their system, no matter the ailment. She is constantly inspired by the power of nervous system regulation and trauma resolution to support healing and wellness.