Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh

Director and Co-lead Trainer

  • Co-founder of EFC and EFC Russia
  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology
  • Extensive training and facilitation experience with organisations worldwide, including Unilever, L’Oreal, Shell, Ikea, Virgin Atlantic, NHS, The Institute of Development Studies, The Natural History Museum, The House of Lords, The Met Police, and The Army of Sierra Leone
  • Has taught embodied work in 30+ countries (and lived in 7)
  • Numerous keynote talks including headlining the UK ICF conference [LINK], at Moscow State University’s psychology department, and at many business events
  • 20+ years of aikido training and teaching on five continents. Three years residential “live-in” training. Black belt
  • Experience of training in numerous other physical systems such as yoga, tai chi, systema, Feldenkrais, flamenco, tango, contact improvisation, jiu-jitsu, MMA and 5Rhythms
  • Experience of embodied resilience training and peace-building in numerous areas of conflict from Afghanistan to Ukraine 
  • Ten-year+ apprenticeship with Being-In-Movement founder, Paul Linden
  • Residential training in Embodied Leadership at Strozzi Institute. Training with Wendy Palmer, with Uzazu founder Dylan Newcomb, and numerous other embodiment masters 
  • Training in integral theory (Ken Wilber et al)
  • Four years in the outdoor education industry training climbing, abseiling, team building, orienteering, fencing, archery, snowboarding, trampolining and leadership
  • Extensive Non-Violent Communication training, including study with NVC founder, Marshall Rosenberg, and pioneering work with “Embodied NVC”
  • Training in the linguistic coaching system of Fernando Flores
  • Coach training with several organisations, including The Newfield Network, who he has taught embodiment for
  • Numerous mindfulness training courses, meditation retreats and extended monastic stays
  • Founder of Embodied Yoga Principles [link]
  • Hosts #1 training Youtube Channel (with 14 million hits) and The Embodiment Podcast, and is one of the most followed trainers on Twitter 
  • Founder of The Embodiment Conference 

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