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monica halper

neurokinetic therapy
postnatal recovery
melt method

pilates
yoga

    your body
 your pain

Rebalance

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Move Thoughtfully

about you

  • Do you have chronic pain?

  • Are you wondering what the MELT method is and interested to learn how you can use it to help yourself?

  • Are you wondering if Neurokinetic Therapy can help you resolve your long-standing niggles?

  • Have you been thinking for ages you would like to learn Pilates or yoga?

  • Are you postnatal, seeking to smartly & safely recover from the challenges of pregnancy & birth? 

  • Are you a 3rd Age woman seeking support and guidance navigating peri- and post-menopausal experiences?

  • Do you want to improve your muscle balance or athletic performance? 

  • Do you feel as if you are in a struggle with your body?

  • Do you want to refine and explore your practice more deeply or figure out what might be inhibiting you?

Let's work together to achieve your goals! 

Whether you want to discover more about your movement patterns,

learn the MELT Method, or learn strategies to free yourself from pain,

let me share my experience and enthusiasm with you on your journey.   

about me

Monica Halper melt method teacher

monica halper
thoughtful
movement

postnatal recovery
neurokinetic therapy
therapeutic massage
melt method
pilates
yoga

Movement and self-care practices offer an amazing opportunity to explore, investigate and to learn so that we can Move Thoughtfully, live healthily and reap the obvious as well as the unforeseen benefits.  I study voraciously and continually soak up evidence-based knowledge and amazing techniques in order to educate you.  The better you connect to and understand your body, the easier it is to achieve your goals.  I would love to help facilitate this journey for you!  

 

my training

I have been teaching MELT Method techniques since 2014, yoga since 2001 and Pilates since 2006.  I am a Level 3 Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) practitioner, and extremely influential to this work are my studies of anatomy, movement assessment and strategy with Dr Kathy Dooley and Immaculate Dissection.  I have qualifications with Burrell Education in 3rd Age Woman - Menopause Transition, Advanced Post Natal Wellness, Natal Fitness and Abdominal Scar Therapy.  While I do not currently offer massage as a sole experience, I am a certified Raynor Massage Therapist and completed Module 1 with London Institute of Thai Yoga Massage.  

 

my journey

After three years studying Taekwondo, I found myself gravitating to the self-reflective, less aggressive practice of yoga.  Upon completing two comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training programs in 2002, I taught at Yoga Works in Los Angeles for several years before moving to London, England in 2006 to embark on my Pilates journey (and marry a sweet British man). In Alan Herdman's Pilates Teacher Training, I sought to nurture my own injuries and to foster a deeper understanding of my compensatory patterns and the anatomy of movement.  As I immersed myself in the method and witnessed its sound, practical benefits, a true love of Pilates took hold.  Armed with matwork and apparatus teaching certifications, I felt better enabled and eager to guide students with injury rehabilitation, physical therapy maintenance, the experience of the pre- and post-natal body, common and undiagnosed musculoskeletal imbalances, or those simply wishing to grow stronger, more balanced and more connected to their own bodies. 

 

melting and beyond

Pilates proved a game changer, but I still found I could not always resolve the issues my students were presenting with.  So my quest to gain more tools for my toolbox led me to the MELT Method Hands-Off Bodywork!  I am a Level 4 Advanced MELT Trainer and have learned so much more from years of Assistant Teaching the Teacher Trainings for Sue and the MELT Master Trainers.  This education led me to David Weinstock's Neurokinetic Therapy (as well as Dr Kathy Dooley's Immaculate Dissection and Anatomy Angel), and I continue to dive deeper into this novel method of honing in on the dysfunctional muscle imbalances and faulty neurological pathways that hold us back from optimal pain-free movement.

 

The journey continues; I love my job and there is so much more to learn!  

about melt

The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment method that eliminates chronic pain, improves performance, and decreases accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living.  MELT techniques utilise specialised tools to improve the quality of the connective tissue system which in turn improves neurological communication.  MELT is a beneficial addition to any wellness or fitness routine.  It can help you be the best you.

Follow these links if you want to read more about the MELT method or MELT creator Sue Hitzmann!

about

products

Looking for MELT Method products in the UK?  Our unique soft foam roller and Hand and Foot ball therapy kit are integral to the effectiveness of the techniques.  I stock full rollers, half round rollers, short travel rollers and ball therapy kits!  

Products can be posted via Royal Mail following payment by direct bank transfer.  

Contact me for availability, other products, postage rates and payment.

Orders must be completed by email; the website does not track stock levels.

Mini Ball Therapy Kit £25

Full Foam Roller £71

Half Foam Roller £50

Travel Roller £45

Postage depends

products
lessons

You can also order your products direct from the MELT Method store.

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booking

private sessions

Prices vary depending on where you book in and there are discounts for multiple sessions; just get in touch for details.

  • I teach and treat out of my home studio near Canonbury Station in Northeast London.  

       We can MELT or explore Pilates on the Reformer or Wunda Chair.

       The diary is handled by the clinic and they can be reached at 02078343700.

  • Live Online Pilates, yoga, movement and breathing lessons available via Zoom or Skype.  If you have MELT balls and/or roller, I will help you online to refine your technique, develop a personal "map" and address any questions.  NKT treatment is only available live in-person.

group classes

  • MELT group classes in London are on the distant horizon.  I'm deciding locations and structure; if you have any requests feel free to send an email and let me know what or where you'd like. 

workshops and events

  • If you are interested in booking a presentation or workshop for your team, I'm happy to discuss!

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melt on demand

  • No local instructors to attend live classes?  Sign up for MELT on Demand subscription platform for online pre-recorded and live classes.

  • Find my pre-recorded MOD content here.  And bookmark the page for future lessons focusing on a variety of goals.

Follow these links if you want to read more about the MELT method or MELT creator Sue Hitzmann!

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thoughtfulmovement@gmail.com

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44 (0) 7983 525320

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