ANNA MURRAY PREECE (R.S.Hom. DSH, Dip. RH))
has been working with movement and healing since the early 1980's. What she brings to this work in particular is a combination of her “Healing Movement’ work, her training in Plant Spirit Medicine and her many years of Homeopathic practice.
Anna started her working life taking photographs of rock bands in the late 1970's and studied photography, film and tv at the London College of Printing. In 1982 she began studying Tai Chi which started to take her in a new direcction. This led her to train at the School of Homeopathy and set up practice in 1987.
In 1996 she started teaching “Healing Movement” having trained to teach “Move Into Life’ with Sandra Reeve and studied extensively with Suprapto Suryodarmo and other teachers of movement. Since 1997 she and Rob have co-facilitated meditation and movement retreats in Vajrayana Buddhism. Between 2002 – 2004 she facilitated a movement group at Harmony Rehabilitation Centre for adults with addictions.
In recent years Anna trained in 'Rhythmic Healing' with Ruth Noble, completing this in 2009. This has influenced her movement practice considerably taking it more into the realms of deep healing to support greater alignment between the physical, emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual aspects of being. www.rhythmichealing.com In 2012 Ruth requested that she beccame the designated teacher for introductory courses in Rhythmic Healing which Anna now offers at regular intervals.
A wish to bring together the worlds of healing, movement and nature led Anna to study Plant Spirit Medicine www.plantspiritmedicine.org with Eliot Cowan. She completed this in 2005 and has practiced ever since. This connection has also taken her life in new directions. One of those being that in 2007 she was initiated as a 'weatherworker' or Granicero within the Nahua tradition of central Mexico. This ancient shamanicc tradition leads those who are called to work in this way to restore a relationship to the elements of the weather particularly in the area within which they live. As a weatherworker this brings Anna's work directly into relationship with the land and weather on Dartmoor.
Anna’s movement teaching is informed by her own process of healing, and the growth that this has, and does necessitate. Working with nature has always been a large part of this. Her practice of Buddhist meditation has been a support and source of nourishment for many years. She is mother to two lively and lovely sons which brings much joy and many challenges.