Anjali is a dance movement therapist, creative arts therapist, community arts/dance facilitator, arts/dance educator, holistic well-being and fitness professional, choreographer and performing artist. She is passionate about creating spaces for people to connect with the wisdom of the body and experience the pure joy of living in the present moment. Anjali's holistic and body based approach approach draws on both Eastern and Western techniques and philosophies of well being. With over 25 years experience of teaching, performing, facilitating, choreographing and moving with people across 3 continents, dance and the expressive arts are as essential to Anjali as eating sleeping and breathing. She is the founder and director of Embracing Spirit that offers a range of trauma informed, transpersonal, creative arts and dance movement therapy services for individuals and groups. She is a counsellor with HerSpace which is a specialist mental health service for women who are experiencing distress and harm from all forms of exploitation including sexual, forced labour, slavery, forced marriage and trafficking. Anjali has extensive experience group work including as an art therapist and dance movement therapist in a residential aged care setting and offers a range of creative ageing services including interactive, multicultural dance and arts programs for seniors and Dementia care. Anjali is a firm believer in the power of dance and the arts to transcend all barriers, transform and empower individuals and communities. In her previous life as a professional dancer/ performing artist, she has featured in Bollywood films such ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’ and ‘Taal’, assisted choreographer and performed in ‘Heer’ music video and Smirnoff ad "Mulit' and performed live with Sting at the Channel V Awards. She continues to teach and share the universal joy of movement, dance and creative expression and offers a range of trauma informed, holistic and creative arts and dance services for people who want to experience more joy, energy and vitality to create a life they love to dance with.