Emotions are energy in motion.
Our feelings live in our body.
By way of motioning our spine, we are able to shift our mood
and mindset in powerful ways.

Nicola Cher Geismar

Emotions are energy in motion.
Our feelings live in our body.
By way of motioning our spine we are able to shift our mood and mindset in powerful ways.

Nicola Cher Geismar

Hello! My Name is Nicola.

I am the founder and creator of Free Your Spine, a movement method developed to empower and support people towards better back and hip health, with a keen focus on uplifting our emotional wellbeing.

My Background

Free Your Spine was born out of injury and my absolute passion for movement to lighten and brighten our physical and emotional wellbeing, having personally experienced over the years depressive episodes alongside great physical dis-ease and distress.

It is the very movement tools I share via the Free Your Spine method that helped me shift these energies and support me in breaking free and through these challenging times.

Free Your Spine is an evidence backed movement methodology which has garnered transformational results over the last ten years. I am humbled to have helped 100s and 100s of people overcome back and hip pain through the unique Free Your Spine method.  

I am geekily interested in finding solutions to how I can shift a state whether that’s going from being in a bad mood to a better one or feeling stuck and locked in my back and wanting to shift into a freer one!

A creative rebel at heart and movement maverick

I have always had a panache for being ahead of the curve in my industries and found myself organically walking left field of the main.

I am also the founder of a wellbeing business, City is my Playground which is all about using our cities as a training ground to stretch, strengthen and express our physicality.

My background is an eclectic one, if not unconventional.

From London’s Hip Hop clubs of the 90s to grainy dance throwdowns in Brooklyn to dusty old Latin tracks sampled for their grooves, my influences span decades and cultures.

These influences blend with my experiences as a Londoner, dancer, Pilates trainer, movement practitioner, educator and expert.

2011: a year of injury

In 2011 after many recurring dance injuries and subsequent operations, coupled with scoliosis (aka known as a wonky spine) I was forced into period of rehabilitation.

While in rehab I took the time to think about all the attributes of holistic conditioning principles paired with functional spinal and body movements,

I experimented with how I could blend them into a new style of physical pre-care, that would future proof people’s backs especially in connection to our heavily doused sedentary lifestyles.

As our lives have got busier and busier, we’ve fallen into roles we think we should fit into to conform to society.

We’ve forgotten how to express ourselves and release the playfulness within all of us. We have become increasingly stagnant and tense in our bodies, and many of us fall prey to the mind cave of overwhelm, stress, depression and anxiety.

A trip down credential lane

2000-2021

Personal movement research across multiple movement modalities from Kundalini Yoga to Feldenkrais to Yin Yoga to dance to Pilates

2018

Certificate in Postural Assessment and Screening with Balanced Body

2016

Reformer Pilates Certificate with Balanced Body

2008

Kids Yoga Qualification at Special Yoga Centre, London

2006

Pilates Matwork Certificate at The Place, London

1999-2002

Brighton University BA Hons in Dance combined with Visual Art

2000 - Present
Personal movement research across multiple movement modalities from Kundalini Yoga to Feldenkrais to Yin Yoga to dance to Pilates
2018
Certificate in Postural Assessment and Screening with Balanced Body
2016
Reformer Pilates Certificate with Balanced Body
2008
Kids Yoga Qualification at Special Yoga Centre, London
2006
Pilates matwork Certificate at The Place, London
1999 - 2002
Brighton University BA Hons in Dance combined with Visual Art

And the rest...

Free Your Spine online program was created for my clients to have easy access to be able to practice my belief and philosophy of ‘little and often’ movement whenever they like.

It’s a superb antidote to those who feel time-starved yet hungry to reconnect with their bodies.

I am passionate about movement, moving people, sitting less and having fun all at the same time! 

Get in touch and book in for a complimentary call to chat further about your movement goals and lets see what we can do! 

Nicola 🙂

"Free Your Spine Free Your Life"