Satu first came across Body-Mind Centering® while studying contemporary dance and improvisation in the UK and Netherlands in early 1990’s. This initiated her long journey of studying somatic methods and being greatly influenced by the pioneering curriculum of Moving On Center in Berkeley, California, that applies somatic methods and participatory arts with social justice work.
Satu became certified as a Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner with Martha Eddy, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst with Peggy Hackney and received her MA in Live Art & Performance Studies from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki. She is also a certified massage therapist with additional trainings in myofascial bodywork.
During her MA studies, she begun to create her ecosomatic work, which she has taught at the Academy since 2011. Satu took part in the first UK based BMC® Practitioner cohort – and graduated as a Certified Teacher in 2019. She co-directed and organized the Moving On Center’s Somatic Education & Socially Conscious Body programs in Berlin, and for many years has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Arts in Helsinki and the Dance/Movement Therapy Training in Finland, as well as teaching in Laban/Bartenieff and Body-Mind Centering certification trainings across Europe.
A mother of two children and an activist at heart, her work is an ongoing embodied inquiry into collaborative processes, supporting comfort, agency and change in individuals, families and communities.