Motion Being

Dance ~ Pilates ~ Alexander Technique



Classes, Workshops, Events
With Juliet Shelley


Technique class with phrases and material drawn from contemporary technique, Klein technique, Body Mind Centering and classical ballet.


Pilates mat classes with Juliet on Zoom and in person from her home studio in Korokoro. Small groups of up to three people and individual, private classes. Open to all levels and abilities.


Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique

The Alexander technique helps you change the way you move so that tension and pain are reduced and your body returns to a more balanced and co-ordinated state. Individual lessons and small group classes of up to three people.


Kind Words

‘Juliet has a genius for gently and tactfully correcting and supporting her clients, ensuring that we undertake our exercises using perfect form.

She is an excellent, precise communicator, and demonstrates with precision and grace. I relied upon her gentle, thoughtful approach and was grateful for her respect for my pain. Now, in my recovery, she provides wonderful support as I unlearn old habits and strengthen under-used muscles.’       

Anne French

‘You presented the material in a way that was both rigorous and accessible. You provided the students with a very solid foundation, and pushed them into new territory.

I was amazed at how comfortable they seemed with sharing weight and physical contact by the end of the workshop. Your steady connection to your own presence and commitment to the teachings allowed the students to encounter their own discomforts and move beyond them.

I think the work you did with these students will be a significant source of learning for each of them and will greatly influence their work throughout the next year and their time at the university.’

Eric Kupers

Associate Professor, California State University East Bay, Theatre and Dance Department, USA

‘My first taste of dancing Contact Improvisation was in a workshop led by Juliet.  It was a transformative experience. ‘

Damian Manu

‘Her skills are rare in New Zealand and of value to the arts community here.’ 

John Andrews