Move with freedom
"helping you move and connect to the body you live in"
- Rebecca Lewis
I am Rebecca, a natural and functional movement trainer and guide, working within the different disciplines of MovNat, Natural Running and Yoga. Living and working in the incredible setting of the Tramuntana Mountains in Mallorca, Spain.
To me, natural movement makes sense... if can we move well, as nature intended, we generally feel well. Finding more freedom, efficiency and ease with everything we do. And moving this way feels really good, because it’s in our biology, it’s how we evolved to move.
I am passionate about teaching the fundamental principles and foundational movement skills for strength and mobility, to bring balance back to the body, and discover our optimal movement potential, connect with our natural surroundings....and have fun in the process.
After practising and teaching the different disciplines of natural (aka barefoot) running and yoga for many years, I have come to realise, that an over specialisation in any one movement practice, whatever that practice might be, doesn’t necessarily give us an all-round healthy and balanced body. This is where I found functional and natural movement connects the dots, to bring back the fundamental, biological movements that our body might be missing. Helping us find more freedom and ease, and empowering us to feel more confident and strong in our body, regardless of our age, size or skill level. The movement sessions, whether MovNat, Running or Yoga, are playful but also mindful, bringing more awareness and connectivity to this amazing body we live in.
my qualifications and experience
- MovNat: Level 2 certified trainer
- Functional Movement: Anatomy In Motion training with Gary Ward
- Running: Trained and certified by natural movement expert Lee Saxby, under his gold standard coaching system 'Born To Run'. Biomechanics and bioenergetics coach
- Yoga: Certified 200hr YTT with Meghan Currie, YTT Training with Chris Chavez, Intensive Training with Tara Stiles & Mike Taylor at Strala, NYC
- Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivenanda intensive trainings in India
Workshops with Nico Luce, Chris Chavez, Dylan Werner
- Registered with Angels on Board, teaching classes at Earth Yoga and Palma Sport & Tennis Club
what i offer
Working with recreational runners to ultra trail runners. Helping them run with natural and fluid form, to avoid injury and improve performance.
I coach from the perspective that we have evolved to run and move through any environment with ease. Evolution has created our anatomy into that of a running species, but sadly we have forgotten how to move well, let alone run well.
I am a certified Biomechanics and Bioenergetics coach, trained under Lee Saxby’s Born To Run method, who is considered one of the leading experts in this field.
Natural and skilful running technique coaching is initially carried out using a treadmill to analyse your running technique. Posture and rhythm will be examined; where and how you land in relation to your centre of mass and other key aspects of correct running form.
You will be coached on how to fix technique errors and trained in the correct gait for skilful running – the style adopted by habitual-barefoot runners. You will learn how to strengthen and balance your feet and find better movement patterns to allow you to run more efficiently, effectively and with minimal impact to your body.
If you would like to practice your running skills outdoors, I can guide you on many beautiful and interesting trails through the Tramuntana Mountains, for any level of runner, going at a pace that suits you, with coaching tips along the way.
Barefoot Mallorca Basecamp is situated at 352m altitude within the Tramuntana, on an extensive network of trails, running between, Bunyola, Orient and Alaro, so there’s much to choose from right from our doorstep.
Founded and developed by Erwan Le Corre, MovNat is a functional and natural movement method that teaches us, or reminds us, of the fundamental human movements we would still be using if we lived in a more natural environment. But sadly we have reduced our movement range to adapt for a domesticated, modern existence, and all the health problems associated with it.
MovNat expands our movement repertoire, brings movement range and freedom back to the body. It’s a fun practice that anyone can do.
Moving from the ground up, at a slow and easy pace to suit each individual’s needs, we progressively build to more complex movements, that our bodies start to recognise as it’s within our biology. A reason why it feels so good.
The movements are relatable, useful for moving well in daily life, and easily integrated into quick ‘movement snack’ habits.
They are practical movements; not just strength, cardio and stretching, and not just to confined to a class or gym. Conditioning and fitness are a natural side benefit; functional muscle and cognitive development are acquired through this nutritious movement practice, making us more capable and adaptable in any environment. Going beyond the limits of adaption for the domestic world.
Also, a dedicated yoga guide, I teach a fun, dynamic style of vinyasa, infused with natural movement elements. Mindful attention is encouraged towards breath, balance and moving with ease. Strength and mobility come as a natural by-product. It is always practised in a safe and supportive environment which allows the student to thrive.
All movement practices, done alone or combined, can be offered on a one-to-one or group basis. I can come to you anywhere on the island, or you can train with me at our stunning outdoor movement space, nestled amongst majestic pine trees and ancient olive terraces of the Tramuntana Mountains.
I am also in collaboration with Lucky Bodies as their running coach, and I teach yoga at Earth Yoga and Palma Sports and Tennis Club in Santa Catalina, and am part of the Angels on Board team.
With a natural lifestyle comes a balanced and natural way of eating. Nutrition is part of my teachings for those who join me in one of the 3 or 4 day all-in packages.
I will introduce a way of balanced and natural eating in alignment with our biology. Focussing on simple but interesting things, such as how to prepare coffee in it’s best way :)
We will provide all the food, organic, local and wild foraged, and with some skilled guidance you will be learning how to create it into something delicious. This will be a fun and liberating experience for those who might fear the kitchen!