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L.E.A.P. Podcast #1

Saturday, 12 November 2016 by

Learn, Explore, Awaken, & Play Podcast Welcome to the very first L.E.A.P. podcast where I talk with teachers, coaches, artists and authors about Leaning, Exploring, Awakening and Playing, and how we can improve our health and well-being as well as advance the evolution of humanity for ourselves and our children. In this interview, I talk

Method or Message?

Sunday, 11 September 2016 by

Should we call it the “Feldenkrais Method” or the “Feldenkrais Message?” Lately, I’ve been going through recordings and transcripts of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais teaching workshops to the public. I had listened to some before but was often dissuaded from continuing because of poor recording quality, long talks, and thinking that to fully appreciate the lessons,

It’s pretty clear that the general population isn’t in a very healthy state. Of course there are exceptions and some are very healthy, while others are barely alive. In the past several years, there have been a number of interesting discoveries of correlations between how we move, how we think, and how healthier we are.

The Feldenkrais Method and Creativity

Monday, 23 November 2015 by

David Monette & Scotty Barnhart on resonance, Feldenkrais This short video shows a nice synergy between trumpet player Scotty Barnhart, trumpet maker David Monette and Feldenrkais Method practitioner Alice Boyd. Mr. Monette builds trumpets very differently than conventional instrument makers and also helps performers with posture and creativity. Each instrument is custom made, so players visit the factory to have

Some nice ideas on adaptability

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 by

In this short video, the Parkour practitioner, Rafe Kelley talks about how being in nature asks him to become even more adaptable as compared to practicing in the city. The city, he says, is made up of consistent angles and surfaces. In the forest however, nothing is the same. Exploring this way requires much more

Would you like to listen to this post rather than read it? I’ve recorded an audio version that you can play in the player above or download here.   Many, many years ago, while in elementary school, we had P.E. class once a day. There were a variety of activities including dodge ball, kick ball, relay

Somatic Vitality Brief #1

Saturday, 10 October 2015 by

Somatic Vitality Brief Musings on somatic practices and building bridges between related and unrelated fields of inquiry. Welcome to the Somatic Vitality Brief. In these briefings, I will share what’s inspiring and moving me, some of my pondering or quandaries, and items of interest in all things related to somatic practice. It is my hope