“Learning is a socially constructed process

created by and with learners

through their interactions

with their experience and their environment."

Anne Brockbank

About Us

Reflections from SOEL


21st May 2020  


Reflections from SOEL in considering the COVID pandemic and on-line exchange.  


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the School of Experiential Learning (or, SOEL) was founded by Rosalyn Maynard MA BMCA to support transformation through personal discovery.

the School of Experiential Learning offers: 

one to one lessons in Body-Mind Centering®, 

community workshops and

Body-Mind Centering® intensives,

courses in Experiential Anatomy, 

study groups, and 

creative mentorships.

SOEL's unique approach to learning is based on a somatics movement education. SOEL's education programme focuses on care and compassion for life. Cultivating the knowledge or waie* necessary to comprehend interrelatedness and an attitude of care. 


This approach develops self awareness and expands and deepens our ability to care for ourselves, each other and place.

Please explore the School's website and contact us if you would like to join our mailing list or to ask any questions you may have.

"I appreciate that in this practice there is no ideology, technique or way of looking at the world, just an opportunity to (re)-consider things from a different perspective that is person centred and unique to each individual.  In this sense it differs from for example, a yoga class or a dance or meditation workshop yet all of the principles of movement quality, mindfulness and well being are apparent." 

Dr Tiffany Strawson,

Theatre artist and mother

"Now I am more conscious of discomfort and of how I constrain myself (…)  and I understand better how I can move and hold myself in order to ease discomfort, move more freely and feel more free and relaxed. I notice how I react to situations emotionally in my body, and am starting to be able to read this information allowing me to choose how I respond to these situations."

 Vivian Winterhoff,

Community Learning Facilitator

*A ‘waie’ is an olde English word for a ‘route’, more commonly spelt, ‘way’ in modern English. It was often given to routes and paths denoting a journey of significance; either one of commerce – a pack horse route, and/or a spiritual journey such as a pilgrim waie. The waie of walking cultivates a waie of knowing. After all, our senses developed to function at foot speeds and at SOEL we often begin our movement explorations returning to this quiet, contemplative pace of perception, giving time to a quality of attention engaged in movement from place to place, moment to moment. We incorporate this definition into all aspects or ‘waies’ of working in SOEL programme.