Are You Tired?

  • Of coping with aches and pains when you move?
  • Of debating whether or not to go on a hike because your hip is acting up? 
  • Of feeling more and more often that your pain gets to decide where you go and what you do?
  • Of your world getting smaller because you are moving less and less?


Moving Freely can help.

Is this how you imagined aging would be?

Accepting that you can do less because doing more doesn’t feel good?  What does staying active look like when you don’t want to slow down but you can’t keep moving the way you used to?

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You can no longer sit comfortably on the floor but don’t know when that became true.
  • You fell last year and broke something. You recovered, but find yourself being avoiding activity if the conditions don’t feel safe enough.
  • Even though you played a sport when you were younger, you can’t go as long or as hard as you used to.
  • You are cautious about trying a new activity, concerned that you won’t be able to do it.
  • You've put on a few pounds but you feel too tired and too overwhelmed to start a new physical activity to support your weight wellness.


  • Having the freedom to enjoy moving without fearing how your body will feel afterwards.
  • Keeping up with your friends and family on your next adventure together.
  • Seeing the world you move through get bigger as you grow older.
  • Knowing how to support yourself when your knee or shoulder starts to ache so you can recover and move on with your day, without popping a pill.

Interested? Have questions? Book your free 30-minute consultation call.

Introducing Moving Freely: Your Movement Enhancer

What You Can Expect

After 1-2 months, you will be able to see and shift your movement strategies. When you recognize how your old movement habits lead you to strain and pain you can make choices to create freer, more pain-free movement. When you find yourself feeling discomfort and pain in daily activities or while playing sports, you will have ways to support yourself to move differently, and feel better as you move. 

After 6 months, you will develop a habit of listening to your body so you can learn from your movement. Mindful movement is not a one and done deal, it is more like brushing your teeth—treating your daily movement like a hygiene routine that is part of your overall wellness.  Practicing weekly, you can bring what you learn into your day in front of the computer or your afternoon in the garden or your weekend on the hiking trail. When you listen to your body, you can make choices that keep you moving with less need for recovery. 

After 1-2 years, you will be able to tap into your body’s intelligence so you can see how your sense of self—the version of you formed from all of your experiences, your relationships, your social and cultural environments—is creating your posture and your movement. When you tap into your body’s intelligence, you can take action, and change the root behaviors that are causing you pain.

Because the real secret is, it is not just about how you move.

    It is also about how your sense of yourself (your emotions, your thoughts, your stories about who you are, how you are conditioned from growing up in your family, culture, and social environments), has shaped your posture and your movement habits so you could function in your world.  

    As we move through life, the ways we first learned to navigate our world can become outdated. We grow in who we are, the nature of our relationships change, we live in different environments than the ones we grew up in. And how we stand—and move and who we decide we are may stop working for us. Or create painful limits in how we live and move. 

    Most of us preserve some of these outdated movement habits and postures. What in the beginning was a choice that helped us cope, becomes the way we are. We move by default. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

    Over time you can use your moving freely practice to become conscious of who you are in action so you can make choices in how you show up and act in your life.


      Hi, I am Cheryl, a Functional Movement Specialist here to help you to discover ways you can enjoy more efficient, more joyful movement in your body and in your life.   

      I am also…

      • An Integral Master Coach™ an approach that honors all that you are in supporting you to make deep, whole person change.
      • A Being in Movement™ practitioner who uses customized movement explorations like Aikido and Feldenkrais movement traditions to support you to move past life-changing trauma and injuries so you can effectively and confidently meet situations that overwhelmed your resilience in the past.
      • A Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner to support you to learn how to care for yourself through movement to create positive and lasting neuroplastic changes in your brain and body.
      • A dedicated student of aikido and Tai Chi with the Abundant Peace Internal Martial Arts School, on track to complete my black belt test in 2024. My training supports me to embody a personal center of peace and power that I use to support and challenge my clients.

        I have pivoted my whole life to follow a life path that supports people to embody peace and power in their bodies and lives. In starting Peace and Power Movement Services, I am dedicated to bringing over 25 years of personal and professional training in service to help people re-connect their body-mind so they can lead authentic, powerful and connected lives.

        I can meet you where you are (physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually) and support you to become more fully yourself so you can find joy in movement, peace in your heart and power in your action. I work in person with people in the Edmonton area and online with people around the world.

        I know that starting something new can feel particularly challenging, especially when you have a personal history with discomfort or pain in movement. That’s why I want to share some of the ways I can support you in your goals to move more.

        image not found

        I am not trying to fix you in my class; I am supporting you to move freely and effectively in the ways that are possible for you.

        In my class, we don’t confirm diagnosis or reinforce the limitations that are placed upon you. Instead, we discover what is possible for you, together, in a supportive learning environment. We tap into the same highly adaptable brain-body-nervous system that you used when you first learned to crawl, walk and talk, so you can find ways to move that support you. 

        Every step we take we are seeking security and support so we don’t fall; we are seeking connection so we feel we belong and we are seeking acceptance so we feel that we matter within our family, team, organization or community. These basic drives play out every day in how we show up and move through our environment. And over time, these hidden habits can lead to wear and tear.  

        This is how you can successfully complete a recovery program after a knee or hip injury and find in a year that you are back in the same place.  Strengthening your muscles is important and it continues the movement patterns that brought you to your injury in the first place. Your regular mindful movement practice can give you another outcome, one where you are in the driver’s seat for your movement, for how you show up in your world to choose to move through your life in the way that you want. 

        image not found

        Let’s talk to discover if Move Freely is right for you.

        Your monthly subscription gets you access to:

        • One online class each week – In 45 minutes you will learn how to make your movement more functional (easier and more efficient) and how your hidden movement habits prevent you from moving more freely.
        • Full class audio recordings and a 5–10-minute video highlights reel. (I have over 2 years of recorded lessons available for you while you subscribe)
        • An insider seat for curated information that is not shared anywhere else to support you to learn through your movement so you can move the way you want.

        How it works:

        image not foundSign up.  Subscribe monthly.  Contact Cheryl at [email protected] to request an annual subscription with a special rate. 

        image not foundLog on.  For 2024 Live online classes are Mondays 6:30 – 7:15 pm MST.

         image not foundAccess. Class recordings and curated content to support you to bring mindful movement into every day. Try this short sample lesson

        image not foundReceive curated information that is not shared anywhere else to support you to learn through your movement so you can move the way that you want.

        Consider Move Freely as your weekly movement enhancer so you can shift towards wellness, not wearing out.
         Ready to go? Please register. 

        Need to covert to your timezone?


        Frequently Asked Questions
        To view an answer, click the question.

        “I don’t think I have time for a weekly class. Can I still get what I need out of Move Freely?"

        I know the feeling. That’s why I provide 2 kinds of recordings; an audio recording that you can access at any time and follow along just like coming to the live class. I also provide a shorter, 5–10-minute video recording with the key elements from each lesson. Some of my clients use this as their morning movement routine when family or work gets in the way of coming to the live class. Some of my clients use this as a quick refresher before attending the live class. And others will return back to specific series that feel important to them like the Shoulder On series that I ran focused on more effective ways to use your shoulders and the postural and movement habits we can take on when we shoulder the burdens of the world.

        “I have been to my doctor (or physiotherapist) and they tell me that I can’t expect to get any better than I am now. How can your Move Freely class help me?”

        I fully support working with a full health and wellness team, including your doctor and other health professionals like physiotherapists, acupuncturists, or massage therapists. Each can make an important contribution to your health and to your recovery from injuries or illnesses. But I also know that there is a place for you in the driver’s seat of your own health and wellness. 

        My approach supports you to find options for functional movement regardless of past injuries or surgeries or health conditions.



        image not found

        “I have already tried movement classes like yoga or Pilates and I couldn’t do them – why would Move Freely work for me?”

        As someone who has participated in yoga and Pilates classes for over 10 years, one of the biggest differences in my class is that I will not be asking you to repeat the same positions or movement sequences in each class.  You will not repeatedly face movement that you can't do - so frustrating!

        When I started yoga, I was not at all flexible.  And 3 years into a regular yoga practice, I was still not very flexible. In my class, I use movement that is often unfamiliar. I ask you to explore and learn how you can move using different kinds of learning conditions and constraints to help you:


        • Identify hidden movement habits that get in the way of your flexibility, mobility, strength and balance.
        • Explore options and strategies in how you can find easier, lighter, more pleasant ways to move.
        • Make the changes in your brain and nervous system by providing guidance to help you explore how you think, feel, sense and move so you, as a whole person and brain/body system can choose movement that feels better and is more functional in the real world.