The Movement Project

The Movement Project is the brainchild of, Leilah Kirsten’s Movement Practice and Richard-Dean Sumares’ Crawl Project.

The two Cape Town movement coaches have joined forces to bring locals and visitors alternative movement classes in the heart of Woodstock. Based in their collective research findings, these movement classes are playful, interactive and guaranteed to get you moving in ways you didn’t imagine possible for yourself.

Richard-Dean and Leilah share a passion for facilitating stimulating movement spaces for others, as well as studying and researching a variety of ways of moving. 

Collectively, they have formally studied, completed courses in and/or dipped their toes into Yoga, Contemporary Dance & Release Technique, Pilates, Personal Training, FRC (Functional Range Conditioning), Movement & Contact Improvisation, Qigong, Kung Fu and Circus Arts.​

The Movement Project is a collaborative offering, in the form of weekly movement classes and monthly intensives, to anyone curious enough to dive into the beautiful world of experiencing alternative ways of moving one’s body and reaping the physical, mental and emotional rewards of doing so!


  • Tuesdays – starting August 2019
  • 6pm – 7:30pm
  • ReUnion Yoga, 29 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
  • Single class – R100
  • *x4 class package – R320
  • Bring a friend and pay R50 each
  • *Only valid for the month – no carry-over’s. Classes are however transferable, so if you can’t make it, gift it to a friend who can.


Provisional 2019 dates:

  • 7th or 14th September
  • 5th or 12th October
  • 2nd or 9th November


Richard-Dean Sumares

Hi, I’m Richard-Dean Sumares. I am a movement coach based in Cape Town, South Africa.

My process is simple; 1. Prepare humans to move like humans. 2. Provide context to practice moving like a human.

Step One, this is the most important step, focuses on fundamental mobility and intrinsic strengthening. By establishing healthy, functional joints and tissues throughout the body we ensure that we are prepared for the mixed movement demands on any activity.

Step Two involves applying this mobility to movement patterns, often through movement games and play.

There is no limit to what can be applied when the body is prepared.

Click here to visit Richard-Dean’s website.

Hello, I’m Leilah Kirsten. I am a movement coach, dancer and physical theatre artist, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

​My lifetime love affair with dance and performance has lead me to evolve into a curious and passionate facilitator of alternative movement methods and disciplines.  I help people become aware of how to move their bodies efficiently and aim to inspire fresh perspectives, approaches and attitudes to daily life and how we choose to move through it.

​My mission is to inspire, empower and celebrate the creative within you, through a movement practice.

Click here to visit Leilah’s website.

Welcome to The Movement Project!