Embodied Practices

Healing Through Somatic Movement & Ancestral Practices

About Embodied Practices

Hello, My name is Marcela Enriquez Wakeham,

I have 20 years teaching movement-body-oriented disciplines. My approach is through somatic movement, experiential anatomy, ritual dance, and Mexican indigenous wisdom to bring us in to the realization that we are not separate from Mother Earth. 

I am a Senior Yoga & Pilates teacher, Somatic Movement Educator and a Native American Medicine Woman.

I also Co-host with my husband Mat Wakeham The Body Knows, a Podcast ⁣⁣that explores the human capacity for healing, transforming and awakening to life.

Since 2009 I have been teaching Anatomy and Physiology of movement in Still Flowing Yoga Teacher Training alongside my dear friend and mentor Gemma Mallol  the director of the training.

My passion is embodiment, supporting people to find authentic self-expression, with a clear teachings: The mind-body connection is made through movement

I understand the importance of being truly embodied and to become intimate with the vehicle of our experience, I am advocate of helping people to open up to an entire range of perceptions, feelings and sensations leading us through the profound realisation that we have the power to alleviate our contemporary conditions such as anxiety, self-doubt, the feeling of not belonging, inadequacy, and the lack of self-love.

Welcome to my website and hope we can work together

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    My experience with injuries has been a constant conversation with my own body, they teach me how to respect my self and keep my compassion heart open. As an experiential anatomist and body educator my aim is to help people understand their bodies, further in the practice to help them to respect and offer choices. I believe that becoming more aware with our movements affect the choices we make in relation to our life and to our environment. My aim is to contribute with their own embodiment and not just heal at an Injury level, but to a wider and more holistic way.

    I usually offer ceremonies around equinox and solstice of the year, as well as Mexica celebration dates, please go to Cacao Spirit Initiation page for details about my upcoming offering

    Go to bookings and choose the class, the day and place where you would like to attend your session or workshop. Fill up the form with your details and press book. 

    Please send me a message and I will put you on the waiting list. 

    Yearly. See details in Teacher Training page.

    We will fully refund or reschedule any session up to 24 hours before the class. Simply email marcela@embodiedpractices.com or via text message

    Paying by card: You will receive your money back minus the fee charged by the booking system £.50 

    5 Class Pass: You can transfer your session to other day.

    *If you cancel after 24 hours the class must be paid in full

    Thank you very much for your understanding

    5 classes for £45, Contact me directly to purchase it.


    Marcela’s teachings was hugely inspiring so alternative to each pupils needs and beautifully combining dynamic Vinyasa Flow, detailed allignment, meditation and theory with fun laughter and passion.

    Martha Heiland-Allen

    Marcela is amazing, for both beginners and advanced she guided us through a completely different routine every session to work through our entire body, breathing techniques and meditation. Marcela is so inspiring and motivating. I never thought I would have the patience or stamina to last twice daily for the week, but thanks to Marcela I’ve been able to attend every class and continue the good work now I’m back in the UK.

    Jess Gywther

    I look forward to Marcela’s class, and am disappointed when I have to miss it through work commitments. Marcela’s class combines Pilates, Yoga and Mindfulness. After my weekly class, I feel centered, stretched, invigorated, uplifted and more attune with my body. After one year of taking the class I feel stronger, more grounded, my body is more aligned which helps me in my life and work.


    I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful insights you gave me in anatomy and the sense of the body in general! I do a lot of self-practice every day now, doing non-habitual movements, “weirdo-movements” I have such a different feeling of my body now. I feel light and relaxed and this is great! And I am grateful for this. Your approach and your way of teaching it, really impressed me and changed my view of yoga and the daily practice. Thank you!

    Jane Pain