Meet the Shaking Medicine Facilitator Tribe
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Our Sharing Ethos
By joining the Shaking Medicine Teaching Tribe you are in alignment with our teaching ethos.
"Teachers of Shaking Medicine make up a united tribe who share this medicine with the world. We support each other as well as anyone we share Shaking Medicine with. We are passionate about learning, embodying, sharing, growing and evolving the art and science of Shaking Medicine. Teachers are welcome and even encouraged to bring in their own unique authentic self, skill set and creativity into their teachings, which are aligned with and incorporate Shaking Medicine's foundations that keep the practice safe, healthy, fun and effective. We support each other through on-going collaboration, communication and constructive feedback. We are supported by the Shaking Medicine Foundation from our sharing of Shaking Medicine to the world."
Dr Keith R Motes
Founder of Shaking Medicine Foundation ~ Quantum Physicist (PhD) ~ Indian & Taoist Yoga Teacher ~ Acro Yogi ~ ZenThai Shiatsu
Dr. Keith Motes is a quantum physicist from Louisiana, USA. He moved to Australia to do his PhD completing it at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia on quantum computing technologies. He is now a dual citizen of Australia and the USA.
He embodies and teaches Yoga, Neidan (Taoist Yoga including Qi Gong) and more going full circle to learn about energy from both the intellectual and the experiential.
From these learnings and experiences, he was really touched by spontaneous therapeutic shaking. After many journeys, trials and tribulations Dr. Motes founded the Shaking Medicine Foundation based at www.ShakingMedicine.com, which has the resources anyone needs to remember their innate wisdom of spontaneous therapeutic shaking as well as for practitioners to learn to share Shaking Medicine. Through all of this Dr. Motes became passionate about all things related to physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health learning from science, various health and well-being traditions, indigenous cultures and his own experience.
Some of Keith’s favourite current hobbies are Yoga, Qi Gong, Acro Yoga, Dragon Staff, Dance, Running, Breathing, Tantra, Kriya and of course Shaking!
He is currently on a break from the strongly head-minded world of hard-core academia, while deepening in his embodiment practices and delivering this holistic approach to health and well-being of Shaking Medicine out to the world.
Shaking Medicine ~ Bikram ~ Yin Yoga Teacher
Soma is an International Yoga teacher, leading workshops and classes while co-hosting trainings and retreats. She is formerly a participant of the National Yoga Asana Championships 2013-2015 she trained with her mentor Ali Smithdorf from Canada for several years.
As a dedicated practitioner her passion is discovering different modalities and techniques to help achieve deeper understandings of the practice. She is certified in Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Shaking Medicine. Soma is currently passionate about studying Authentic Communication & Conscious Relating, Ecstatic Movement, Dance & Tantra modalities.
“I intend to bring forth an experience of freedom, creating an environment that supports the surrender of control and transformation”.
Through Soma’s personal trauma she has discovered immense healing powers through a lifelong journey into all forms of body movement.
Shaking Medicine Teacher ~ Rehabilitation ~ Well-being & Spiritual Lifestyle Consultant
Beginning from 1978, Kenn ventured into personal discovery through physical exercise as a means to self heal and regenerate himself. His interest then on always lay in rehab & healing, in one way, due to the many physical encounters he had through his own life, plus a strong internal calling. His Fitness Centre was known as The Professional Body Renovators from which he worked with many people over a long period.
In 1985 he became frustrated with the limitations of physical exercise as an absolute means to restoring health & wellbeing and found himself exploring alternative methods of healing. As a result of his searching he had a totally unexpected series of spiritual awakenings in June 1985 which revealed many things unseen or even imagined prior.
In 1986 he established the Hepburn Springs Spa / Mineral Water Bath House introducing alternative healing practices. This was the beginning of many natural healing experiences where in he trained in many forms of massage, meditation & exercise rehab practices along with Meta-Physics & now Shaking Medicine, plus he has also drawn a wealth of wisdom from having worked in many varying fields/positions & had approximately thirty different occupations, along with being well traveled, hence he is very worldly and no stranger to Life’s varying experiences on offer along with the challenges faced by all.
He is now known as a Meta Physician / Teacher / Spiritual Wellbeing Consultant & Artisan at Heart. He is a Master practitioner, and in 2010 he was awarded a government certification with a Diploma in Teaching.
When asked what he does, he responds “what every is necessary." His motto is, If we teach others to trust & believe (Be & Live) in their own selves, they may avoid being misled by others & also by our self.
Professional Body-Mind & Energy Rejuvenation
Shaking Medicine, Dance, Zumba, Hatha, Yin and Flow Yoga Teacher ~ Intuition Coach
Joeke Hoeboer has been loving and living dance and movement since she was very little. When she was twenty-one years old she started practising Yoga whilst she was living in New Zealand. After one year of practising she finished her first course in ‘Yin Yoga’ in Amsterdam.
After she finished the course, she started teaching Yin and Flow Yoga classes combined with Zumba Dance workouts and a mixture of Pilates/Yoga and Tai Chi in a local gym in Haarlem, The Netherlands. She also created her own workshop called ‘Spirit Dance’ where participants are invited to move their bodies in their own way and to express themselves creatively, guided by sound and music.
After a year of fulltime teaching she packed her bags and flew to India for her next (deepening) Yoga course, based on the subtle bodies with a mixture of Yin and Hatha Yoga. She learned new skills in India and shared them in Bali on a daily basis for three months.
After Bali she flew to Australia and came for the first time in contact with Shaking Medicine when she attended a class from Dr. Keith Motes in Mullumbimby. She got very excited about this specific style of Yoga. Especially because she loves to express and to move emotions and stuck energy through the body with great and powerful force.
In June 2019 Joeke completed her first teacher training in Shaking Medicine and immediately started teaching classes in Mullumbimby after the course. She is now based in The Netherlands and she is sharing the Sacred Shaking Medicine with the European tribe.
To contact Joeke or for more info about her classes and events: [email protected] or (+31) 631397350
Shaking Medicine Teacher ~ Dancer ~ Photographer ~ B.S. Marketing and Sustainability
Juliette is originally from the French Alps and grew up surrounded by the majestic snowy mountain tops and luscious green forests.
She has always felt a strong connection with movement. From a young age, she was dancing ballet and contemporary, as well as practicing circus and gymnastics. Over the years, her connection to movement both as a performing art and as a healing practice has grown stronger and she continuously explores new ways of connecting with herself, others and our Mother Nature.
Her practice of Yoga began after a serious back injury as she was looking for a way to heal. After seven years or so of practicing Yoga, she stumbled across the practice of Shaking Medicine while traveling in Australia. Shortly after her first class, she found herself in the Shaking Medicine Teacher Training. The power of the medicine felt so tangible. She now teaches classes regularly in Montreal, Canada. Her other pursuits include meditation, AcroYoga, ecstatic dance, Balinese massage, conscious relating and perma-culture.
Shaking Medicine Teacher ~ Qi Gong Teacher ~ Founder of Forager Warrior
Heath always had a passion for movement, exploration and play in the natural world since he was a child. He began practicing martial arts in the form of Boxing and Muay later on in life before injury caused him to focus on healing and longevity whilst still maintaining physical exercise. It was here he first learnt of the healing potential of Chi energy. In 2017, he began as a student under a Shaolin-style Kung Fu teacher, a lineage through White Crane Silat, Bogor West Java. It was here he began studying and practicing forms of Zen Buddhist Qi Gong and Meditation.
Heath was introduced to Shaking Medicine in 2019 by Dr. Keith Motes and felt the synergy alongside his own practices. Having previously studied Mantak Chia’s work, and having felt Shaking Medicine’s potential to release tension and traumas, he became a certified Shaking Medicine Teacher under Dr. Keith’s tuition.
Heath is inspired to guide individuals on a journey to explore their own healing power. As well as empowering individuals to integrate a foundational practice within their daily life. With the intention to experience greater freedom of expression, emotional balance, playfulness and joy in Life.
Heath is also passionate about growing food, soil health and is the founder of Forager Warrior. A service committed to supporting greater health and vitality through Holistic Lifestyle coaching and regenerative Earth based practices. He now teaches Shaking Medicine out of Mossman Yoga Studio, Mossman, Queensland.
Shaking Medicine ~ Shake 'n Groove ~ Nia Dance ~ Attunement Therapist ~ Doula
Joni Bee is a high vibe, playfully buzzy bee-like radiant human bee-ing encouraging inner-child connection. She is passionate about raising the world’s collective vibration in more joy, health and connection. She was born in New Zealand and grew up in Nelson, has travelled the world extensively and now currently resides in Byron Bay, Australia co-creating with the conscious community there.
She is a trained blue belt of the Nia Technique, receiving her training in the USA, Sweden and Australia. The Nia Technique incorporates nine different forms of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. Joni has been facilitating movement, dance and fitness classes for more than six years. She is inspired by holistic health and guides us to listen to the body’s natural way to uplift the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being.
Joni Bee also offers sessions as an Attunement Therapist, has her expertise in child-care as an English as a Second Language (ESOL) teacher. She has a keen interest in natural child-birth and training as a Doula. She has founded Miss Moon Pads for developing reusable moon-pads to support earth friendly sustainable ways for women on our planet.
Miss Bee is always keen to find new and effective ways to align with her life’s passion and share in adventure along the way. You can contact her personally at [email protected]
Shaking Medicine ~ Calligraphy Yoga ~ Ancestral Movement ~ Nature Ninja
As a child, Lex had the unique experience to have the Outward Bound Base Camp as his own backyard. Ropes courses, rock climbing, horses and other outdoor activities were his everyday life.
Lex trained in martial arts (Japanese style Judo, Jujitsu and Karate- becoming black belt), wrestling, football and adventure sports- being the inspiration that led him to begin working in outdoor education and personal training in his early twenties.
Lex furthered his studies exploring the connections with the body, mind and the elements effecting them. He learnt in areas such as C.H.E.K (core, back, programing, level 1), obstacle course racing, Gary Grey’s Functional Movement and Assessment, Ancestral Movement, Yoga and other healing and movement modalities.
His passion is supporting people to overcome their blocks and limiting beliefs in both their internal and external expressions so they may connect with their natural, healthy state of self and explore the higher potential and ability of the human body and mind in a fun and creative way.
He has been running Nature Ninja for many years working with youth and adults in nature to bring people together to move, play and learn in an inspiring, fun, dynamic and challenging way. The vision is to bring together, many modalities, skills and community groups for a greater sharing and growth in an new exciting way. He also facilitates retreats and workshops connecting people to nature and how to be embodied and move through different environments and situations.
He has been working with Shaking Medicine since 2018 and incorporates it into his own daily practice and the classes that he shares. He has found it deeply therapeutic and clearing for traumas and blockages in the body supporting the physical and energetic body to come back into balance.
Shaking Medicine Teacher ~ Trauma Therapist ~ Disability Support Worker ~ Early Childhood Trauma Education
Theresa is from Germany and went through both Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten and school in that environment. She came in contact with alternative medicine and movements like Eurythmy.
During her internship in England at age 16 she supported people with disabilities. That was a time where she became inspired by the use of different therapies to help people to deal with anxiety, trauma and stress. She has 10 years of experience in disability support work and now looks to trauma therapy as her primary interest.
Theresa has been living in Australia for almost 2.5 years now and enjoys yoga in her daily life. Some time ago she experienced Shaking Medicine for the first time at a festival and felt straight away that is the right approach for her. She began the Shaking Medicine Teacher Training very soon after the festival. Theresa is also studying early childhood education with a focus on educating traumatised children-based on the Steiner principles. You can contact her here: [email protected]
Shaking Medicine Social Media and Digital Marketing Expert ~ DJ ~ 5Elements Dance Facilitator ~ Yogi
Ria is a kiwi-born, Byron Bay-based embodiment devotee and woman on a mission to bring more awareness to the shifting sands of this world and how to meet it. Through her events, activism and 1 on 1 consulting she’s committed to creating supporting others to reach their most authentic expression and human potential.
As an established working DJ, 5Elements Ecstatic-Dance Facilitator, Event Manager, Yogi & aspiring Digital Marketer for local enterprise, Ria has also been through numerous, and impressive incarnations as a music professional in her earlier years.
She's worked as an events manager, freelance publicist for music festivals, sponsorship manager, touring agent, brand manager, stage manager, sales and marketing professional for music magazines & radio stations, live radio presenter and producer, radio station manager, and during this journey working with many big brands such as 42 Below, Red Bull, Serato, Corona, Lion Breweries ltd, Converse, NZ Post and more...
More recently Ria has merged these music industry skills into that of the online world, re-educating herself in the realms of Social Media & Digital Marketing and now working as a Marketing Consultant and digital community manager helping people go from Invisible to powerfully Visible in the digital space.
Her superpower is to help others identify a mission with purpose with and get established online to craft a pathway that suits the individual. Her promise is that you will ultimately get the confidence and strategic approach you need to grow your business and charge up your life with more energy, more performance and more flow!
Connect at: [email protected]
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Natural Healing Therapist ~ Founder of Essence Medicine ~ Qualified Registered Nurse (mental health & trauma specialties) ~ Dancer ~ Poet ~ Surfer
Emma is passionate about loving others, quality connection and supporting people as they encounter their healing journey. At the core of her natural healing therapy Emma emphasises essence/natural self – the source of wellness. She whole-heartedly believes each person has within themselves all that is needed to heal and that every unique person possesses an innate wisdom that involves knowing what is best for themselves more so than any other. Emma also feels deeply about each person continuing to feel empowered throughout their healing journey, even if they choose to utilise support from a particular therapy or therapist.
In regards to the unique qualities she brings to her work, Emma recognises in herself and she is often told that, she embodies a very feminine energy – this resonant quality influences her approach to and sets the tone of her therapy. Emma also completed a BPsychSc and is a qualified Registered Nurse who, while employed as a nurse, chose to specialise in the areas of mental health and trauma. Although Emma chose to cease this particular work she utilises the knowledge and experience she gained to best support people while practicing as a natural healing therapist.
Her natural healing therapy celebrates connection with essence, especially through the heart, energetically and through body movement. And for this reason, harnesses Shaking Medicine and Acutonics® to support healing. Emma became aware of the unique beauty inherent in and the capacities of both these modalities primarily through experiential encounter and quickly fell in love with each. Although Emma gives honour to the differing qualities of both modalities she has discovered that both have the power to gently penetrate down through the various layers of a person to touch the innermost self, connect a person to their natural self and through this connection assist the person to see what is ‘theirs’ and what isn’t. This realisation initiates a natural progression whereby all that is not part of the natural self simply falls away and dissipates, leaving only the ‘gold’. The result of connection to self is union with each individual facet of the self. And a person connects fully with their wisdom, intuition, creativity, energy, and the love, freedom, peace, hope and joy that lie, fundamentally at their core, resulting in a wonderful experience of wholeness, wellness, clarity, vision, centredness, embodiment and empowerment.
Emma’s other deep loves include dance and writing poetry, and being a surfer since the age of 7 she enjoys an intimate connection with the ocean.
Emma may be contacted at [email protected]
Women’s Empowerment Coach ~ Writer ~ Photographer ~ Yoga Instructor ~ BA Communications
California native, passionate about solo backpacking around the world, Hailey prioritizes the simple things in life: writing, photography, yoga, shaking, meditation, surfing, creative philanthropic projects, being in nature & the ocean, and working one-on-one and with groups of women to help them fulfil their highest purpose through her virtual program, Soulful Rewilding. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, specializing in Entertainment & Tourism, and is certified in both Hatha Yoga and Shaking Medicine.
Acrobatic movement stirred her curiosity from infancy, leading her to explore movement through gymnastics, tumbling, and then competitive cheerleading. After 8 years of competitive cheer, in addition to 4 years of high school competitive pep squad, she retired and soon after found yoga, meditation, and more recently Shaking Medicine, which she appreciates for its adaptive and intuitive class structure.
She stands firm in the knowing that all things grow in love and compassion, and that leaning into heart-centeredness in every moment, though arduous and challenging at times, is the most rewarding way to live. Getting into an empathetic head + heart space, that intuitively acts out of love, requires maintaining a balanced and grounded mindset, which is why Hailey is passionate about sharing Shaking Medicine with anyone and everyone who needs a little bit of love & light. She knows that getting out of our head and into our body is necessary for vibrant health and will aid the collective in overcoming the challenges we face today.
You can find her on IG: @roamerwoman
Women’s Group Programs: www.Haileyschniederscoaching.weebly.com
Writing + Photography Blog: www.roamerwoman.com
Mother ~ Vocal Coach ~ Shaking Medicine Facilitator
Zoe Everest is passionate about truth and authenticity. A musician and vocal coach by trade, she now combines her passion for voice with the magic of Shaking Medicine to create a therapeutic healing space for shaking, sounding and singing. Zoe uses traditional vocal warm ups, breath for singing and exercises with embodiment practises to encourage students to not only open up the energy blockages in their bodies through involuntary shaking, but also to open up blockages in the throat and voice where so many of us are blocked.
Hannah Sahara Devries
Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-200) ~ Yin Yoga, Meditation and Chakra Transformation Teacher ~ Writer ~ Reiki Worker
Hannah first found yoga after being diagnosed with severe scoliosis at age 13, she fell in love with free movement and the connection of breath to body. This is where her healing journey started.
In the rehabilitation of her body her negative thought patterns (depression and anxiety) changed the way she looked at life. Along her journey she discovered many different healing modalities such as Yin Yoga, meditation, Reiki, Zen Thai Shiatsu Massage with Gwyn Williams, and now Shaking Medicine with Dr. Keith Motes.
Shaking Medicine really helped Hannah to develop a new way to see the joy in healing and the playfulness of life. Even if we are feeling low, we are never actually lost. We have the innate power to shed the layers that are not serving us and to uplift our positive vibration. For Hannah, Shaking Medicine is a doorway into welcoming feelings and emotions (energy in motion), from a place of transparency, openness and non-attachment. Here is an opportunity to let things rise and fall away, simply feeling sensations appearing and disappearing to guide us forward and grow.
In a class with Hannah, you can expect to feel playful, lovingly vulnerable, nourished, held and warmly welcomed.
Ecstatic Dance Facilitator ~ Fitness Instructor/PT ~ Qualified Nutritionist
Nathalie is an embodied Ecstatic Dance Facilitator, experienced Fitness Instructor/PT and qualified Nutritionist. She was born in Africa, then moved urgently to France as a child, where she studied Literature, then Management and Auditing at University, until she decided to follow her passion in the field of Health and Wellbeing. She is a citizen of France and Australia, with an Indian and Madagascan background.
Nathalie arrived in Australia when she was in extreme pain, thinking that the ‘disease’ would go away after a week or two with the help of strong medication. Her father being a GP, she was used to relying on medication whenever she was unwell.
That excruciating pain was actually the beginning of a long journey of 5 years with autoimmune diseases. Today Nathalie embraces the blessing of this journey: the pain woke her up to Life, and actually to the existence of a higher consciousness, beyond the physical reality. The pain was a wake-up call to realise that we are energy before we get physical. From that experience with physical pain, she now runs talks and 1:1 sessions to help others heal & transform their pain.
Nathalie was not born a dancer; dancing was actually what she feared the most. It is only in 2017, as she was in the darkest place, dealing with feelings of grief and loss that she started to dance as a way to find pure presence and express herself. She discovered Shaking Medicine at the time. It is also during that time that she discovered the Unconditional Love Healing approach taught By Simon Wing-Lun and Lora Radford in Sydney, and this healing approach has since been her way to go through Life challenges.
In 2020, Nathalie found herself drawn to add some therapeutic tremoring (shaking) to her daily practices. She decided to become a Shaking Medicine practitioner, with an intent to share this beautiful ancient modality that is inherent to our beingness.
Nathalie is now a Shaking Medicine Practitioner and offers support through 1:1 empowering Healing & Transformative sessions using her wisdom and the Unconditional Love vibration as the foundation of her offerings.
You can find Nathalie on www.nathaliepaul.com.