Monica Brunello was born in Malo, Vicenza, Italy and is a dancer, performer and founder/practitioner of ReiMoves. She is also a qualified Reiki teacher/therapist.
Monica has been dancing since her late teens, first performing in her native Italy in places such as Teatro Pasubio, Teatro Astra, Piazza A. Rossi, Teatro Roma and Festival Bassano/Castello degli Ezzelini; and later across London in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, V&A Museum, Tabernacle Theatre, Holland Park Centre Gallery, TESTBED1, White Rainbow Gallery and Valentines Mansion & Gardens. She has also participated in the Dance Umbrella Festival, the South Bank Summer Festival, the One World Festival and the Big Dance Festival.
Monica began her Reiki journey in 1995, and went on to research many other movement/ energy practices before developing her own movement practice called ReiMoves. Monica has dedicated a large portion of her life to movement, energy work and healing in order to offer others a creative way to understand their body. She has delivered ReiMoves workshops in the UK, Italy, Australia and Belgium.
She also utilizes these skills in the world of dance and movement performance, where she works with ReiMoves as her base to create her artistic pieces, and train her rei-movers. Her work has included multimedia collaborations that have merged dance with architecture, film, visual art, poetry and music.
“Gone is the tradition that says only the intellect is capable of guiding us. I encourage people to allow the body ‘to speak’ believing each part is knowledgeable of its strengths, abilities and needs. With Rei I define energy as the common link between physiology and feelings, and place emphasis on always bringing the body a step closer to natural functionality and maximization of mind, body and spirit. All you need is an open mind and the wish to discover your own body as a whole.” - Monica Brunello