The Embodiment Podcast
Movement Medicine teacher and therapist David Mooney joins Mark from Dublin to discuss Irish cultural embodiment, trauma, alcohol and addiction, the church, therapy vs. mindfulness, dancing past present and future, ceremony, east and west integration, immanent vs. transcendent practice, your own shadows as teacher and he shared the Tree of Life exercise.
What makes some of the world’s best embodiment teachers such good teachers? Here Mark examines many facilitators from various disciplines, and draws out what makes them great teachers.
Full contact champion, ex-pro football player, film stuntman and SE Asian martial arts expert Steve Benitez joins Mark to discuss the art of Slat. They chat fighting, health, Javanese mysticism,, intuition, hard vs. soft, nadis, chakras, body listening, trance training, MMA and finally being enough and self-love. A really live one.
Movement therapist and yoga teacher Beverley Nolan joins Mark to discuss why the body matters for therapy, Body-Mind Centring, Authentic Movement, embodied anatomy and feeling into various organ systems, embryology, what a somatic yoga looks like, trauma and trauma sensitive yoga (and if this can be taken too far), invitational language, culture, shallow vs. deep commitment, and more.
Yoga and pilates teacher Trina joins Mark to give yoga a?stretch. She describes her journey from the corporate world, yoga in the USA (she’s LA based), a multidisciplinary approach, what’s missing from yoga, proprioception vs. interoception, exploration and play, “serious” yoga, scepticism, being a customer, injuries, the east-west collision,, pilates vs. yoga, being a “somanaught”, healing vs. education, “classical” yoga teachers who just made shit up and Yoga Narcissistic Personality Disorder.