THE PRESENT SELF METHOD
There’s something about Kate’s work which goes beyond mere physical training. It begins to touch on a deeper embodiment, an acceptance of oneself within this body. It’s about empowerment. You will leave a Kate Sagovsky workshop with your awareness refined, and a renewed joy in your own movement, feeling empowered as well as embodied.” –Lloyd Ryan Thomas
There’s something about Kate’s work which goes beyond mere physical training. It begins to touch on a deeper embodiment, an acceptance of oneself within this body. It’s about empowerment. You will leave a Kate Sagovsky workshop with your awareness refined, and a renewed joy in your own movement, feeling empowered as well as embodied.”
–Lloyd Ryan Thomas
Kate works as a consultant, offering specialist training to those working in a wide range of industries. Kate’s work facilitates embodied experiences which help people connect better to themselves, others, and the world. She leads practical sessions that help both individuals and organisations to:
communicate clearly and efficiently | find ways to create and tell their story, through what they do and how they do it | better understand themselves and each other, and collaborate to build stronger communities.
These unique sessions draw on her ongoing working practice, as well as the tools and techniques she has developed whilst working as a specialist in movement and performance for over a decade at many of the UK’s most renowned theatres (including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Barbican, and Shakespeare’s Globe). These form the basis of her unique coaching method (The Present Self) which has been shared in a wide range of community and corporate settings. She facilitates in bespoke one-to-one or small group sessions, as well as leading intensive training courses. Her practical sessions help participants grow in confidence, find new ways of expressing themselves and move beyond their previously felt limitations. Her sessions give access to a set of simple tools which can be implemented immediately to create fundamental and long-lasting change in how you perceive yourself, communicate with others, and act within the world.
“Working with Kate was… an incredible step forward for me personally. We worked on shedding the fear of being wrong, of being judged. She urged me to take risks in my work and in my life, to not be afraid to jump off the cliff and see what happens. I am forever grateful for the training I received because I have become fearless in many aspects of my life. I am not afraid to be myself unapologetically… I was able to access new and scary parts of my emotional life through simple physical cues, and that made me feel like I could do anything. That is an incredible attitude to have and now I try to bring that to every project I work on.” – Nicole Spinnier
“The prospect of participating in a two week workshop with new people and focusing on ‘movement’ was very daunting to me. But from the very first half hour of the very first session with Kate I trusted her to lead me and care for me in the process. Kate has a way of talking plainly and directly to everyone in the room, so you know where you stand which made me less anxious. Kate is also easy to approach and clear with her goals and instructions. What has stayed with me most from the sessions has been an awareness of, and kindness towards, one’s body and mind. And how being sensitive to your own needs and not having to fight with yourself and your demons all the time really helps you to connect and understand yourself and others.” – Davina Leonard
“Kate Sagovsky’s work is inherently compassionate, explorative and transformative. She has an extraordinary talent for creating a positively cushioned space within which I have both experienced and witnessed others experiencing massive shifts in perspective, particularly in regard to self-assigned restrictions. The discoveries I made when exploring with her have stayed with me both in my creative work and my understanding of myself. Working with Kate helped me to confront, challenge and overcome a variety of personal fears, whilst also equipping me with the skills to continue to stretch and open myself up both as a performer and as a person.” – Claire Marcie Wilson
“Kate’s work was great for me because it was a series of exercises, practices and concepts I could physicalize: things I could practice everyday until I felt and saw myself connecting to them. I could really get out of my mind and into my body, and whatsmore, I felt like I could own my journey. This, I think, is what the greatest teachers do: they provide you with work that you can own and practice and weave into your life… I think all people deserve to take a course that teaches them more about their body, and puts them in tune with it. Whether you are an artist or not, physical expression is something that can bring you great joy and make you feel more alive and connected to yourself and the world.” – Aubrey Seader