Candia Raquel founder of Centro De Poder and guest Monja Boonzaier Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner, Pilates Teacher, Tango Dancer in the cover of episode #90 of The Sensual sessions Podcast 3 Basic Tango Steps To Walk Sensually.

#90 3 Basic Tango Steps To Walk Sensually — Monja Boonzaier

3 Basic Tango Steps To Walk Sensually

You may discover yourself being too tense to tango, unsurprisingly after leading the day all day everyday. But this is just a habit. Discover self-surrender with the 3 basic tango steps to walk sensually that Monja Boonzaier shares on this episode in such a way that you´d too state that “Tango is life.”


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About Monja Boonzaier

My journey is deeply rooted in my love for dance and movement. Dance is not just a hobby for me; it’s my love, my way of expressing myself, and my connection to the world. However, life threw a curveball when I faced a knee injury during my dance studies. This unexpected challenge threatened my dance career and sent me on a quest for healing in new ways.

That’s when I discovered Pilates. It was like a ray of hope that guided me on a path to recovery. The transformation I experienced was so remarkable that it ignited a new passion within me – a passion for helping others through movement. I decided to become a Pilates practitioner so I could share this incredible gift of healing with others.

But my journey didn’t stop there. I was driven by a thirst for knowledge and an unwavering desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives. This quest led me on a global adventure of learning and exploration, where I uncovered the incredible Feldenkrais® and Child’Space methods.

Today, I specialize in somatic movement education, with a deep focus on these two remarkable methods. My mission is simple yet profound: I want to empower people of all ages to enhance their physical and mental well-being. I believe in a different approach, one that’s not about “fixing” people, but about guiding them on a journey of self-discovery.

For instance, if someone comes to me with chronic pain, I don’t just aim to make the pain disappear. Instead, I work with them to understand why they’re experiencing that pain and how their nervous system is involved. I firmly believe that true progress occurs when you can move without pain, and that’s what I teach – the art of moving with mindfulness and without discomfort.

In a world that often preaches the mantra “no pain, no gain,” I stand by the belief that progress can be achieved with ease and comfort. My role is to help individuals release tension, gain a deeper awareness of their bodies, and learn how to regulate themselves. It’s a journey towards a calmer nervous system and a harmonious connection between the mind and body.

In addition to my work in somatic movement, I am also deeply involved in a non-profit initiative called Hamba Bamba Funda (HBF). This project focuses on Early Childhood Education between 0-2 years in under resourced communities, where we empower caregivers and support young children in their development. It’s another way I aim to make a positive impact on the world by nurturing the well-being of the next generation.

So, welcome to my world of somatic movement, where healing is a gentle and transformative journey. I’m here to be your guide, your facilitator, and your partner on this path of self-discovery and well-being. Let’s embark on this beautiful journey together.

Professional Skills

My work is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of both adults and children, with a special focus on the nervous system. Here’s what I bring to the table:

Nervous System Expertise: I specialize in assisting adults and children in reducing chronic pain and stress through a unique approach known as Somatic movement. This method involves reprogramming the brain to promote well-being.

Private Practice: I have been operating from my private practice, BeautifulMind Studio, since 2007. Located in Blairgowrie, Randburg, it’s a space dedicated to the art of movement and healing.

My journey in movement began with dance. I have a background that includes:

Matriculation at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.

A Performance Certificate in Dance from the Cape Town University School of Dance.

A Bachelor Honors in Contemporary Dance from the London Contemporary Dance School at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

Pilates Qualification: I hold a comprehensive Pilates qualification certified by Pilates Foundation UK, Ltd.

Sports Massage Expertise: I am also a certified Sports Massage practitioner with qualifications from Healing Hands International and Mel Cash from the London School of Sports Massage.

Continuous Learning: To ensure I provide the latest and most effective therapies, I regularly engage in ongoing training to stay updated with the latest research in Movement and Trauma Therapy.

Feldenkrais and Child’Space: I graduated as a Feldenkrais practitioner with Educational Director Elizabeth Beringer in Switzerland in 2016 and as a Chava Shelhav Child’Space practitioner in Amsterdam in 2019.

These diverse skills and experiences enable me to offer a holistic and well-informed approach to my work in somatic movement and well-being. Whether you’re someone looking to alleviate chronic pain and reduce stress or simply seeking a path to enhanced physical and mental well-being, I’m here to guide you on your journey.

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Hola, I´m Candia Raquel!

A Mexican sensualist, scientist, artist and woman that hosts The Sensual Sessions Podcast and Founded Centro De Poder®, who enjoys contemplating trees and drinking tea.

Dedicated to helping workaholics (like you) overcome numbness and embody sensuality through somatic movement.

Sense your sensual fire to share the flame!

Work with me.


What´s Next

Go to The Sensual Sessions Podcast Episode #91: Mantras To Ignite Sensuality with Alana Cahoon

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