Vital Movement Integration
Holistic Naturopathic Practitioner according to the five nature-oriented principles

With Patricia Bardi,
Bodywork Specialist and Holistic Naturopathic Consultant

ISMETA registered
Somatic Movement Therapist


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Five nature-oriented principles

My consultation is based on the five principles of holistic naturopathic therapy.

My treatments offer a holistic somatic process using touch, breath awareness, body awareness, movement and sound to guide the client towards a deeper contact with the interaction of their body, mind and emotions. The five principles of holistic naturopathic therapy include:

Conditions that respond well to VMI Bodywork and Holistic Naturopathy include:

  • Stress, chronic fatigue & burn out
  • Digestive conditions
  • Muscular tension & injuries
  • Spine & joint mobility
  • Lower back pain
  • Asthma & respiratory conditions
  • Headache & migraine
  • Menstruation discomfort
  • Pre & post natal conditions
  • Surgical scars
  • During or after chemotherapy treatment

Benefits of Vital Movement Integration (VMI) Bodywork and Holistic Naturopathy:

  • Increased sense of health and well-being
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved efficiency in performing everyday tasks
  • Strengthened realignment of postural balance
  • Enhanced alertness and concentration in the work environment
  • Restored energy and vitality with an overall sense of calmness
  • Increased awareness of physical and emotional conditions that affect your health and wellness

Vital Movement Integration Bodywork is a therapeutic approach and professional training program accredited by ISMETA. This method, established in 1992 by Patricia Bardi, combines manual therapy techniques and movement re-education. Patricia is a registered somatic movement therapist/educator (ISMETA).


VMI Bodywork incorporates a profound knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology with psychophysical conditions.

CORRECT IMBALANCES. VMI Bodywork aims to reorganize the imbalances within the body by evaluating the functional relationship between the skeletal structure, neuromuscular system, organs, and hormones. This therapeutic approach is specific and precise using gentle, non-invasive manual techniques. It is effective in treating discomforts, stress, and pain-related injuries. Through dialogue with the client, the method addresses imbalances in body-mind-emotion connectivity.

REGAIN MOBILITY. The goal of the VMI Bodywork treatment is to regain ease of mobility and foster a new sense of vitality through the entire body. The normalization of restrictions in mobility in the body’s structure and harmonization with the nervous system and organs’ biological rhythms encourage the body to express its own capacities for self-healing and restore homeostatic inner balance.

Individual Sessions

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We offer three types of bodywork and holistic naturopathic sessions:


Connect body, mind, and emotions for a renewed sense of equilibrium.

A gentle, precise, hands-on bodywork practice that employs sensitive touch, guided movement, breath and sound. VMI Bodywork addresses imbalances in the nervous system as it interacts with the neuromuscular, skeletal, organ and endocrine systems. This approach connects body, mind and emotions, and brings a renewed sense of equilibrium and well-being through the entire body.


Get surprisingly deep results with this soft approach.

A light, rhythmical, sensitive technique that integrates awareness of the organs into a whole-body movement experience. The hands-on practice guides the internal organs in regaining normal mobility and tone, as it supports the vital balance of the skeletal structure and nervous system. It facilitates deeper, more balanced breathing and improves postural integration while reducing stress in the nervous system.


Help your child reach their fullest potential.

A program that combines light touch, movement and guided play to stimulate a child’s sensory-motor coordination. This helps the child develop their range of motion, balance and motor skills, and guides them naturally toward their fullest potential. Beneficial for babies and children experiencing developmental delay, sleep disturbance, digestive discomfort, and movement or neurological challenges.




Session costs are reimbursed by most health insurers.

Intake session of 90 min € 100,–
Follow up sessions of 60 min € 85,–
If the time is longer than one hour € 25,– per 15 min

Please take note we need 48 hours notice of a cancelation of your appointment.

Patricia Bardi is Affiliated with Zorg voor ZZP.

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Diagnosis & Treatment

What can I expect on my first visit?
During your first appointment, we will take your health history and discuss the most important aspects of your health that create discomfort in your daily life. We will also guide you through a physical experience including touch, breath and movement re-education.
How long will my first visit be? How about future visits?
A first visit lasts 90 minutes for a complete evaluation, agreement on a treatment plan, and starting treatment on the same day. Follow-up sessions are 60 minutes in duration.

I need sufficient time to ask questions and to understand your health status and goals. Time is also needed for guiding you to listen to your discomfort and manage your condition.

My approach focuses on safe, holistic treatment and proactive prevention. We help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health by using touch, breath, movement, and sound.

It is important to know that during your sessions you will be encouraged to be actively aware of your body’s inner balance and movements. Increasing your body awareness is essential for feeling good in your body and being free of pain and discomfort.

My ultimate goal is to identify and remove barriers to good health. Together with you, we create a well-connected internal and external healing environment.

What should I wear to my first visit?
It is best to bring light comfortable natural fiber clothing for your visits to allow light touch and ease of motion.

For further information about individual sessions please contact us, or fill in the form.

Patricia Bardi
+31 (0)6 24 61 78 53

Practice Location


1e C. Huygensstr 9 - 3
1054 BN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Patricia Bardi


Patricia Bardi is a bodywork specialist, a licensed holistic naturopathic practitioner (BATC), an educator, and registered somatic movement therapist (ISMETA). For more than 35 years, she has been teaching internationally, and maintains a private practice working with children and adults centered in Amsterdam.

Patricia is the director of the Vital Movement Integration (VMI) Somatic Practice Certification Program, professional training she founded more than 30 years ago, centered in Amsterdam. It is professionally accredited by KTNO, the Kwaliteit en Toetsing Natuurgerichte Opleidingen, as a licensed holistic naturopathic practitioner and ISMETA, the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association as a registered somatic movement therapist.

She also teaches Organ Rebalancing, an advanced holistic naturopathic practitioner training she developed for licensed holistic naturopathic practitioners, complementary health practitioners, and manual therapists. The development of this method was supervised by Dr. Rudolf Merkel M.D.’s at the School for Cranial Sacral Osteopathy in Zurich. Organ Rebalancing is practiced at numerous holistic health institutes.

Organ Rebalancing is accredited by the KTNO and recognized as a postgraduate HBO continuing education professional training by the LVNG, VBAG and BATC—natural health practitioner professional associations in the Netherlands.

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