Francis Briers

Francis Briers

Co-lead Trainer

  • Over 13 years’ experience facilitating groups, coaching individuals and designing and running trainings, much of that including an embodied approach to the work
  • Has worked with embodiment and leadership with groups across private, public, and third sector and with participants from every continent. More recent clients include: Hewlett Packard, HSBC, LexisNexis, and The Global Leaders Academy
  • BA (Hons) Theatre Arts (Acting) from one of the UK’s top drama schools
  • Over 10 years in theatre including physical theatre, dance and movement, voice work, and mask, and later teaching theatre to Diploma level
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt in Kodo Ryu Karate, and qualified instructor
  • Over 16 years training in various martial arts including Karate, Tai Chi, Capoeira, Iaido, and Medieval weaponry
  • Trained in various forms of chi gung
  • Founder of the “Somatic Presence” system of training in embodied awareness
  • First and currently only person in the UK Certified as a Samurai Game® facilitator
  • Qualified Hawaiian Temple Style massage practitioner
  • 13 years training in Five Rhythms® movement practice
  • Over five years training in Shamanic Healing, and training and ordination as an Interfaith Minister and spiritual counsellor bringing a deep exploration of the dialogue between body, spirit, and nature
  • Over 17 years exploring meditation including dynamic, standing, and walking meditation
  • Author of 3 books on personal and spiritual development
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