Ilze Lejniece,


Ilze Lejniece,

Dance and art therapist

Dance and movement therapy is a creative process where the emphasis is on the interaction of mind and body. It is a place where dance and psychology meet, for the psychological, physical and emotional well-being of a person. It promotes the body's awareness, feeling, creativity, endurance, flexibility, examines boundaries and complements the diversity of movements. Dance and movement therapy teaches you to identify and talk about what is important. I work with children, teenagers and adults. Interested in working with children and adolescents with emotional, communication and behavioral difficulties.


Riga Stradins University, Master's degree in Dance and Movement Therapy - 2016

Riga Stradins University, Professional bachelor's degree in psychology - 2013

Additional education

Laban / Bartenieff Movement Studies (LBMS) Module VIII Cycle (2019-2021), organized by the Estonian Society of Creative Arts Therapies – present

Certified lecturer in the European project “Age is not an obstacle” in Module 3 - How to maintain psychological health and acquire new knowledge and skills – in 2019

Professional experience

Dance and movement therapist at SIA "Ogres district hospital", since 2019

Dance and movement therapist in the European project “Lessons for the promotion of mental health with elements of art therapy” implemented by SIA “OnPlate”, since 2020

Dance and movement therapist in the European project “Group classes in dance and movement therapy for mental health promotion” implemented by SIA “OnPlate”, 2019

Dance and movement therapist at the hospital “Ģintermuiža”, adolescent narcological motivation program, from 2015 to 2017

During master's studies – internship at the Dance Voice Dance and Movement Therapy Center in Bristol (UK), 2015. Internship at VSIA BKUS Gaiļezers Children's Hospital, 2015

Assistant psychologist, consultant in the project “Social rehabilitation services program Step 10”, from 2011 to 2012

Assistant psychologist at Āgenskalns State Gymnasium, from 2010 to 2011

Membership in societies and associations

Member of the Board of the Latvian Dance and Movement Therapy Association

Member of the Latvian Dance and Movement Therapy Association

Regular training in raising the quality of the specialty, active participation in Latvian and foreign dance and movement therapy seminars, courses

Language skills

Latvian, Russian and English

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