In this episode, host Jill welcomes Nada Mesqui, guardian of the Raindrop Movement and a somatic healer. Nada explains somatic healing, and how individuals align mind, body, heart, and soul through free conscious movement.
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Hi and welcome to the You World Order Showcase podcast. Today we are speaking with Nada Mesqui and Nada is the guardian of the raindrop movement. Love that. she's a somatic healer. Through embodiment and free conscious movement. I'm really excited to have you on today. Nada. And to learn more about what it is you're doing.
And how you're doing it?
So welcome to the show.
Thank you, Jill. I'm very excited to spend the next 20-30 minutes with you.
Thank you for having me.
Thank you for joining me. So what is somatic healing?
So it comes from a Greek word, soma, which actually means.
Body, in its wholeness, the ancient Greeks knew very well that we are so much more than our mind. And so when they use the word body, they created a word that actually meant body.
Mind, heart and soul.
And so somatic work is basically a way of using body as a conduit to aligning our mind, body, heart and soul. And it's done through different ways and different practices. And there are so many modalities out there these days, but.
Because the body is the container of all of the other parts, we use body as the main conduit for healing.
Very interesting and.
You do it through movement your modalities through movement.
Exactly. So Raindrop movement uses somatic wisdom somatic practices.
Combined with free conscious movement, and it's simply because.
In my practice and in my, you know, being a devoted student of many different.
Integrative therapies and the conscious movement modalities I found that.
Free movement is truly the fastest way of connecting the dots of releasing any trapped emotions of, you know, healing, even major trauma, because there is this sort of abandonment of the intellect. When we engage in.
This kind of.
Activity that just happens naturally, almost effortlessly and so.
It can be. It can look like dancing. It can look like a static dancing or even tribal primal dancing. And yet, because it is guided through somatic practices and through real tools, it's different and it will look differently for each and every one of us. It's truly about.
Tapping into what feels.
Right and true for each of us in any given moment, with what we are moving with what we are exploring and giving it expression, giving it shape, giving it space in our bodies.
Do you do this online or in person? Both.
How does that look?
Well, yes, I have a really lovely community online that's growing in the last three years because I started offering online in 2020.
He when all of the world was online.
And now, since last year, we're going back into live in person events and I've been doing a live classes. I have several studios where I teach and also retreats and workshops and anything that can serve the community.
Very cool. So do you.
Hold the workshops all over the world or just in.
Certain areas, but where are you located based out of?
So I'm located currently in Amsterdam. It's quite still fresh, and of course when I'm collaborating with other facilitators, it can be anywhere in the world. I am here, so most of my life classes are also in Amsterdam.
That must be beautiful.
This time of year, it is truly it is, it's idyllic with all the bikes and all the flowers.
In a month.
From now, ask me again, it might be a difference.
Yeah, those seasons, they just keep changing.
So how did you get started doing this and how did you come up with raindrop movement as your?
The thing that you're embodying.
Yeah, that's beautiful question. Thank you. So I made a big transition in my career about 10 years ago. I was climbing the corporate ladder as I thought I should and doing well, yet being completely unfulfilled and exhausted.
And when I reach my first burnout, I say first because I had two I like to do things really well.
Right. Gonna make sure that that was.
Yes, make sure that I got the lesson.
What it was.
So when I reached my first burnout, I took that as a real sign of invitation to do things differently in my life, and that's where I started doing therapy, doing somatic therapy, doing coaching and.
It actually brought me very close to what I felt my calling is my true calling is and that's where my education started.
In the beginning I was working as a women empowering leadership coach and it felt really satisfying. And on some level, still quite in the head, still quite intellectual and there was just something missing and.
As a former dancer, I was just.
Curious with how I can use that?
With coaching and how that combination could look. And so I started looking around and and this was probably like 7 years ago and there was quite a nice community of conscious movement teachers out there.
And yet none of them really combined the coaching aspect or the mindset aspect into the body, and that felt really important to me and so.
Through my own practice, through my, you know, own journey of being a devoted student of all of these beautiful modalities, raindrop movements sort of just came together. And the reason why I gave it the name was.
In one of my you know meditation practices, I just focused on the raindrops falling.
And they all looked so different. They each had different weight, different shape, different speed that they were moving it. And I realized that that's kind of like us, you know, we are all so different. We all have different ways of expressing ourselves. And yet each of us can have an impact of literally.
Being the difference between life and death, that little raindrop that falls on just that right piece of land or on that right piece of leaf can mean the difference between nurturing it or not. Right. And so it just.
It just became clear that that's the kind of movement that I want to create where everybody feels welcome, where there is no should look should do. There's no rules of any kind. There's just pure invitations to move with. Whatever feels true in your soul.
Ohh, you gave me goosebumps.
And the whole raindrop metaphor that just.
Like, it's so true if the drop of rain falls just right on a seed and it bursts into life and it can nourish so many others just from that one raindrop and it's water is so powerful and one single raindrop.
It drops hitting the same spot can wear something away and change it appearance totally just from consistency. I just like there's so many pieces of that that.
Are so beautiful.
I really love that story.
It definitely does. So your online community, is it a private?
Community is it?
No, it's open to everybody. I started holding free monthly community classes for everybody who just wants to come and experience that because it's still at the forefront of, you know, trauma, healing and somatic healing and people kind of have an idea, but.
Not really. So it's felt really.
Important to offer a space.
Where you can just come and experience it.
Because it's truly is one of those modalities that deserves to be experienced. And so every first Wednesday of every month, you're free to sign up and try it and see if that's something that speaks to your body, to your mind, and to your soul.
And you do this online, right?
Yes, online on zoom.
Online on SIM.
That must be fun.
All the little squares of people just moving.
Exactly. It's very fun and each month is very different it and it's becoming like I said, so global, it's really fun to see how people find their thing. And that's the beauty of this virtual world. You know, we do have the blessing of being able to just follow the little traces of curiosity.
And finding that one thing that resonates with us in any given moment.
And and we're.
Not just confined to the people in our small communities.
It's we're so connected on a global scale now. The Internet has really done some amazing things for people in that in that venue. I mean, if you're in Amsterdam, I'm in Preston ID.
It's kind of wild.
So how would people?
Workshop with you.
It's very simple, they will just go on raindropmovement.com and click on monthly practice and sign up.
OK, that that makes it easy.
And what other things do you?
I hope so.
Do how do you do your actual coaching with people?
UM both online on zoom and in person, so it's really up to where what though they prefer and what suits them. I combined, I combined leadership coaching with somatic and with movements. So my sessions are a little bit longer than the traditional coaching sessions.
Simply because there is this portion of allowing a client to really land in their body to connect to that.
Of beautiful innate wisdom in them, and I just want to say that for somebody who may never have had an experience of what that means, it can seem like what do you mean connecting? And it's very often.
The case because most of us who are, you know, functional Members of this society, we spend so much of our time in our heads that we are simply disconnected from the.
Neck down and so it can take some time and some practice to actually start returning those to those senses inside of us.
To those goose.
Goosebumps that you mentioned earlier to those tingles.
And when you do that and when we work on that in the very beginning of the session, it just creates like a little sliding door that then becomes an open door that then becomes a hole, you know, open wide atrium and then we can.
Go and connect that with our beautiful mind and it's.
And it's just.
About truly tapping into the full potential of this embodied shape that we decided to come into right and the, the, the coaching part, the talk part, the conversational piece comes so much.
Easier and go so much deeper when we are connected with that.
Embodied intuitive sensing feeling, part of us. And so I like to then transition into that from a place of already being connected to our bodies. And then if there is space, or if there is a need to maybe shake something off or move something through in a very.
Fun different way. We do that through free intuitive movements towards the end of the session and it's almost kind of like an energy clearing of a sort that.
You know, these are all ancient modalities that people have used centuries ago. They are now coming back and we are giving them different names because now science is actually backing them up more than ever before. And so we can truly measure how they impact our hormones, how they impact.
Endocrine system, and especially for women, how they impact our capacity to receive and feel pleasure in any aspect of our life. So.
They're becoming more trendy because, like I said, now there is science behind it and the intellect can stand behind that too. But in actuality, they've been there forever.
The whole the idea of connecting, it's really hard to connect with others.
If you can't connect your whole body yourself, you can have a conversation with somebody intellectually, but it's it doesn't really take root in the same way that having a conversation energy field to energy field.
It's different and if you can teach people.
How to do that?
That to connect with themselves so that they can connect with others in a more fully experiential way. I think that's just so beautiful and it makes people, it allows people to feel heard.
And felt that Felton in the way that our vibrations kind of come.
And it creates a different kind of experience.
It's kind of like the raindrop in the sea, you know, when.
The raindrop hits that seed and it just like.
Ripples out, yeah.
Ripples out, yeah.
That's beautiful. You're giving me another metaphor to work with? I love that.
Yeah, I love all.
That you're doing it. It's really fascinating and just.
I should ask you this important question. Who? Who would know if they're your people or not?
So like just work with.
If any of yeah, if anything of what you've just heard, kind of just awaken something in you, even if it's just curiosity or even if it's skepticism, if you feel that little spark of hmm, what is she talking about? You're my people.
It's that simple. I truly believe that we all.
Feel that resonance towards people thinks places and if we just follow that.
We're going to end up where we need to be, so if this conversation sparked something in you and you feel like you want to explore it, just come to free practice and see for yourself.
Yeah, that's a great idea.
So do you.
Help like business people. I know you were doing leadership coaching before is are you kind of like combining that?
Are you just like?
Full on open to anybody that wants to explore.
Yeah. Beautiful. Thank you. So I do want to make one precision. I focus on working with women.
And I work with individuals and I work with organizations. The offerings that I have are slightly different. So when working with individuals, it's either one-on-one coaching or classes or retreats.
In form of women's circles and when I work in organizations offer a program called Flow Fueling Life Force of Women, where I combined the scientific neuroscience approach and and the somatic healing with it. So it's.
Really teaching women how to manage their energy based on their cyclical nature based on their biology. Because we are different and so the works place also is a beautiful place where we can acknowledge that and where we can Co create.
From those differences, rather than burning generation after generation of women in ecosystems, they're just completely ignoring the fact that we are women.
Yeah, and our cycles.
Are like 28 days versus 12 hours. Hello. As more of us are in the workforce.
Yes, exactly. Exactly. Yes.
And it's a relatively.
A new thing for women to be in the workforce in, in the capacities that they are entering the workforce.
And you know, traditionally, men have dominated all of these things so that the systems have been set up to accommodate their cycles.
And and women are just like, no, we're not. That's not how we operate.
And and what's has happened as a result of.
Decades and and generations of women trying to fit into a box created by men for men is that we're all burned out. We're.
All burned out because we're trying to do it in a way that simply is not in alignment with who we are here to be.
And it's nobody's fault. It just took us a while to recognize that. So now there's more and more women and and more and more conscious organizations who are really willing to put that on their agenda as a, you know, diversity and inclusion objective or just simply to be a workplace.
Where women can thrive. And so that's where I can help.
Yeah. And that's so beautiful. And women, women have so much to off.
In in the.
The economy of the world and now I like to call it the you economy because it's about individuals contributing from their unique.
Gifts because we're all unique and we all have something to contribute that makes everything else richer around us. And when you have an organization that recognizes that they can only prosper if they just like, let the women I have another saying.
It's another coined word. I use its cooperation.
I love that.
Were the men.
Have always been competing against each other, so one has to be on top. Women tend to work like.
We want to.
Be the best we can be for ourselves that we want you to be the best you can be too, and together.
The whole raindrops thing. We are so powerful together, each of us being really great at what we do. But recognizing the greatness in each other.
Celebrating that greatness and.
Yes. Oh my.
Now you gave me goosebumps.
That that's my message to the world.
That is so beautifully sad, Jill. And it's absolutely true, you know, and one thing that I've recognized specifically in the last three years as my work has really like niched down. I've seen that because of this feminine wounding of not being enough.
And not fitting in into the man's world patriarchy world.
Is collective the healing of that wound can only happen in collective, so we need those women circles. We need those women's group to come together to look at each other and see. We're all in the same boat. We're in it together. You're not alone. You're not alone.
Suffering through exhaustion, suffering through burnout, suffering through fertility issues and everything else that's becoming a norm and a baseline in in a modern woman's life. So when we create those spaces.
It just there's an opening there is there is an expansion that happens for each and every those women.
So beautiful, so special, so sacred. And and it happens almost naturally on its own. Just because we came together and we shared a reality. And I really, really want every woman, whether it's through raindrop or through any other community, to find.
Or try find your women and and sit down with them and make that your monthly ritual.
Well, and I promise you so much will come out of it.
Yeah, you won't feel alone.
But you'll also feel empowered. You'll be respected for who you are. You're a unique little raindrop, but you're part of the bigger picture in that you are rain. You're not out there by yourself, getting dried out by the sun.
We never are.
That's so important to have community and.
And to recognize that you don't have to.
Just fit into the community that's convenient for you.
Be choosy. Yes
You know there, there are people that are your people and there are people that are not your people. It's OK to say no, you're not my people.
I'll be polite to you, but.
You we're. We're designed, I think to.
Intermingle with a certain group.
It's like if you have a big puzzle and all the pieces are there.
One piece doesn't fit like any everywhere in the puzzle, it fits in one spot. It may be blue sky, it needs to be with the other blue sky pieces.
Doesn't make it any less important, and it doesn't mean that you know the tree pieces are better than the sky pieces. It just means they're different and they're serving a different purpose, and they need to be in community with others that are here to do the same thing that they're doing versus.
Trying to be the tree piece, even though you're blue, so you're going to always feel like you're odd.
Exactly. Exactly. Yes.
And not enough and.
And you're not. You are totally enough.
For what you're supposed to be doing.
Absolutely yes, you are always enough. You're born enough and that's the message that we cannot hear enough our world today.
And so I do want to invite every woman that's listening to this post podcast.
To join our reclaiming the Feminine summit because it is truly created with that purpose to allow for women from all walks of life all journeys or backgrounds to come together and to see what it feels like to sit in a community.
Of women who are devoted to feeling better, just that like I want to feel better. So I've created this summit and it's happening the 23rd and the 24th of September for this autumn equinox.
So that I can offer all these different healing modalities that have been.
Pivotal in my own healing from double burnout.
And I somehow gathered together 10 amazing embodiment teachers, leadership coaches, thought leaders, energy healers, sound healers.
Just to just spend 2 days giving away their gifts so that you can experience it completely for free and again find. Hmm am I more blue or am I more green? You know what fits me in this stage of my life.
And where I might want to go a little bit deeper in my healing journey.
Will this summit be repeated?
I don't know. That's the honest answer. I organized it because I felt a.
Pull to do it and I felt a real longing to bring these amazing women who have been a part of my life for so long together. And so we're doing it in a few weeks. It's completely for free. All the speakers are participating for free, which feels like the most generous, amazing.
Abundant thing that that has ever happened to me.
And I don't know if there is to be a next one, I guess.
We'll just discover.
Be recorded? I guess it's my. My main question, can people watch it again? Because this podcast won't air until November
So I would say.
It will be recorded, but it will be sent by request. So maybe if you're not able to get it before then it will be for some other time. But I trust that there might be another time.
Perfect. And if they go to your website, I'm sure they could request.
It from you.
Yes, of course, of course.
There you go.
You can participate.
There we go.
Even in November.
Give it as a Christmas present to yourself.
So, Nada, this has been amazing. Is there one thing you would like to leave the audience with?
I would love everybody to know that.
You don't have to.
Be in pain. You don't have to suffer alone. That's not why we're here. Truly and honestly, we are here to thrive. We are here to feel incredibly radiant and alive in our human bodies and.
Body knows how to get you there. It does. All you have to do is just listen.
Thank you. Thank you for that.
Thank you so much for joining us today. Nada. This has been amazing.
Thank you, Jill. It has been absolutely lovely. You given me several goosebumps along the way and that's always a sign of an amazing conversation.