Monica Brunello is an Italian-born movement artist, performer, qualified Reiki Master teacher, and founder of ReiMoves.
Monica started dancing in her late teens, first performing in her native Italy in places such as Teatro Pasubio, Teatro Astra, Piazza A. Rossi, Teatro Roma and Castello degli Ezzelini (Festival Bassano del Grappa); 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 energy work journey with Reiki in 1995, and went on to research many other movement/energy practices, before merging her two great passions. She began developing her own practice ReiMoves, as a confluence of dance movement and the realm of energy healing, in 1999. 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, Europe and Australia.
She also utilizes these skills in the world of creative movement performance, where she works with ReiMoves as her base to create performance pieces, as well as train others in reimoving. Her work has included multimedia collaborations that have merged movement with architecture, film, visual art, poetry and music.
“The tradition that says only the intellect is capable of guiding us has never taken into consideration our living, moving life force. I encourage people to allow the body ‘to speak’ believing each part is knowledgeable of its strengths, abilities and needs. With ReiMoves 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.”