Wellness through Movement is a collaboration between Brad Schultz and Cheryl Whitelaw
We saw this membership site as a way to create another path into movement study to improve performance, to support health and to help people who are finding the impact of aging is changing how they move keep moving.
Cheryl leads her company, Peace and Power Movement Services Inc. as a way to bring together the wisdom and benefits of movement practices she loves – Aikido, Tai Chi and Feldenkrais – to empower people to move and live fully, with kindness, peace and power. She provides personal coaching, classes and hands-on support to people so they can move more as they recover from injury, live with life-changing conditions like fibromyalgia and MS, and trauma. Her work combines martial arts, conflict resolution, Being-in-Movement ™, Integral Coaching ™ and Awareness through movement to support her clients to have the resources to meet the challenge of each moment. She is passionate to guide people to find ways to do peace in their bodies and in their lives.
Cheryl currently holds a 2nd kyu ranking in aikido through the Abundant Peace Internal Martial Arts school and the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) organization. She trained karate with Sensei Taka Kinjo (10th dan) at the Taka Karate School and explored Tai Chi in different schools before coming to train Aikido and Tai Chi at Abundant Peace in 2013.
She is an Integral Master Coach ™ with Integral Coaching Canada (Joanne Hunt and Laura Divine); a Being in Movement practitioner with the Columbus Center for Movement Studies (Dr. Paul Linden) and a Feldenkrais practitioner (in training) with the Feldenkrais Training Academy (Dr. Jeff Haller). She worked as an applied researcher on over 30 projects related to inclusion and innovation in adult education prior to starting her business.
Cheryl is an out-going introvert and a genuine movement geek. People who work with her describe her as pragmatic, optimistic, compassionate and focused on what is possible. She follows her curiosity to places that can sometimes fall on or beyond the edge of her courage. She enjoys gardening, kayaking, people watching (but not in a creepy way, just to study their movement!) and attending live music shows.