Hi, I’m Penella, I’m a Choreographer and Performer (BA Hons Choreographer) specialising in working with fire and light, as well as a workshop facilitator with a keen interest in wellbeing and empowerment,
I really love sharing movement and prop manipulation to help tap our brains into “The flow state”. Along with breath work, acceptance , body neutral exercises and female connection, the elements of fire, water and earth we can do some powerful healing away from toxic media ideals. I have 4 awesome children ranging from 20 to 5 months old.
From my own journey through mental health challenges (which I think is a normal human experience) I like to use the theory “come as you are” don’t wait to feel ready however you feel come as you are, whether anxiety, depression or grief
We know the pain of the fire but we dance with the flames and give to the sea.
When I first saw the Wild Sea Women sea women dip, I was blown away. I was already dipping, but seeing so many women being united, brave and joyful was honestly so powerful! I spoke to Hayley after and said I need to do something with you! She was soon to suggest Fire and Ice launch event and from there I was inspired to develop an event style session called Fire and Flow.
I hope to add theatre to workshops and since a young age seeing the aurora on Seaburn beach has inspired by fascination with lights, fire and the sea. My next show is called Northern Lights and looking forward to Wild Sea Women collaborations.
I also enjoy having a giggle and generally think women are mint!