The Embodiment Podcast
Today we enter the feminine world of birth, birth trauma, attachment, breast feeding, menstruation, and how to raise children who aren’t disembodied. Doula, parenting consultant and breast-feeding counsellor Roma Norris joins the show and educates Mark about a thing or two.
Rachel brings us the skills – the actor explains what improv is and why we could all benefit from it, we talk expanding your range and describes a play she did about terrorism and reconciliation. We discuss not knowing, touch, boundaries, massage, bodywork and The Embodied Facilitator Course. A fun one.
A masterclass in making yoga more meaningful and getting it (or any other art) off the mat and into life. Some in-depth theory and very practical tools any embodiment teacher can use. The Embodied Yoga Principles method is presented, along with work on enriching asana ethics, community, learning theory and more.
? An overview of the principles that underly effective learning transfer from the yoga mat to the rest of life.
? The practical “how” of making asana a much deeper and more useful practice. The nuts and bolts of an innovative, “western yet deep” approach to yoga.
? Pragmatic techniques for enhancing how much your personal practice impacts what you care about.
? Dozens of life-integration exercises you won’t find elsewhere.
? Simple teaching tools so you can help students enrich their yoga.
Star of Faithless and One Giant Leap Jamie Catto talks about unleashing creativity through deep listening and yin embodiment. We discuss blocks to your potential, trauma, finding purpose, the inner critic, drugs, stardom, Mark’s teen make-out track, having kids, true success and the importance of humour.
Adam introduces us to the practice of 5 Rhythms dance, and we talk teaching, music, culture, how the modern world is going to chaos, and the deep patterns of movement and mathematics that connect all things. Includes some simple movement practices you can do while listening.
Somatic granddaddy Don Hanlon Johnson gives us a history lesson from the early days of embodiment in the USA at Esalen and the swinging 60’s, to modern politics and environmental concerns and the future of the field. We talk about diversity, East-West collisions, culture, LSD, education, ageing and more. He also presents a couple of lovely experiential exercises. A vibrant conversation.