ABOUT THE FOUNDER

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy." Friedrich Nietzsche


Esther Arends,
body-centered trainer, teacher, coach, author, and founder of the educational program Journey through the Body.
 
After receiving a B.A. in Social Work from The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands, she has worked in the fields of child and youth psychiatry, child protection, and in after-school care and primary education. This background, in combination with her experience and training in dance, The Nia™ Technique, other movement techniques, mindfulness, and personal development, inspired her to create her company and the curriculum Journey through the Body.
 
Her mission is to include the body and its innate wisdom into the education system. Teaching and supporting children, and the people who work with them, to listen to their bodies. Empowering them to take good care of themselves, their health and well-being, by using the innate wisdom of the body as their compass. Essential life-skills for a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. A life that’s in alignment with our true nature. She offers training, education, and coaching that focusses on promoting three essential building blocks for a strong foundation in life: body awareness, self-awareness, and self-worth.

 

“Every child is a star en deserves the right to twinkle.” Esther Arends