The Embodiment Podcast

In-depth explorations of yoga, martial arts, body therapy, dance, theatre, bodywork and other embodied topics; featuring expert guests from around the world, practical tips and experiential exercises.

with Mark Walsh

Founder of The Embodied Facilitator CourseEmbodied Yoga Principles, Integration Training and The Embodiment Podcast

and Maud Raber

French international embodiment coach, facilitator and trainer, Faculty of the Embodied Facilitator Course, Leadership Embodiment teacher.

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113. Deep Embodiment – with Peter Appel

Peter Appel joins us form Finland to discuss his journey from pain and yoga to free movement, mindbody vs bodymind, the criticality of relaxation, the importance of pleasure, Finnish slowness and silence, the dangers and benefits of sports, smell as a primitive...

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112.  Manhood – with Eivind Skjellum

Men's work Facilitator Eivind joins me to discuss masculinity. We go over his experience of realising that he couldn't meditate out of manliness, rites of passage and the phallic intrusion, the call and the heroes journey, the initiated man, feminised culture,...

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111. Cranio-rectal removal – with Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel joins me to explain why yoga ISN'T bullshit. We discuss researching misery, addiction, relationships, rock and roll, how to torture yourself, keeping it real, blaming it on everyone else, the narcissism of changing the world, getting your head out of your...

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Selling Embodiment – with Mark Walsh

A practical guide to marketing and selling embodiment and embodied arts of all kinds. Here I cover mindset, sales funnels and the basics that anyone working in this field needs to know to run a successful business.  [iframe style="border:none"...

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110. Leila Embodied Anatomy – with Leila Stuart 

Leila joins me to discuss her dance beginnings, the difference between embodied and regular anatomy, the benefits of an embodied approach to anatomy, body systems and how to use them, "heart hugs", the importance of the psoas muscle, trauma, anatomical awareness, self...

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109. Mindfulness Elder – Joel Levey

Mindfulness elder and pioneer Joel Levey is on today to share his experience. We discuss how practice shows, the early days of yoga in the US, the benefits of neurofeedback and biofeedback, motivation for practice, what can be measured and what can't, quality vs...

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108. Ontological coaching – with Gonzalo Cordova

Somatic coach and leadership facilitator Gonzalo Cordova joins me today. We talk despair, Mexican culture, the observer that we are, ontological coaching, the great split from the body, listening to the body, the language of the body, intuition, translating embodiment...

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107. Integrating arts – with Amanda Brown

Yoga teacher, bodyworker and creative artist Amanda Brown joins me from Cornwall. We talk fancy vs church-hall yoga, the power of community, lineage and post lineage yoga, Iyengar yoga strictness, acknowledging teachers, practice monogamy and integration, motherhood...

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106. Dance as Mirror – with Martin Keogh

Experienced contact dance teacher Martin joins us to talk contact improv dance. We discuss spontaneous movement, the "open source" structure of CI, the relationship to aikido and other systems, cross-cultural factors, South American jams, naked contact, softening...

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Special Episode – Podcast update

An update on how the podcast doing, what is changing and also some news about upcoming courses.

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105. Evidence-based embodiment – with Helen Payne

Dance movement therapists and academic researcher Helen Payne joins me to geek out. We discuss why the body, being a "body person in academia", Jon Kabat-Zinn, medically unexplained symptoms, psychosomatic illness, the evidence base for embodiment, the trials of doing...

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104. Conflict, Power and Chicken Flaying – with Stephen Kotev

My ole brother arms and conflict resolution specialist Stephen Kotev, joins me for some rough-diamond fun. We talk growing up in conflicted families, how conflict is about more than words and logic, Paul Linden, fight-flight and the physiology of conflict, self...

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103. Buddhism vs Yoga – with Karin van Maanen

Dutch yoga and mindfulness teacher Karin joins me to discuss how smoking got her into yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, cultural adaptation, kindness, EYP, making yoga useful, how it's not all about bliss or even relaxation, "karma yoga", generosity, how Buddhism is a "refugee...

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102. Pain, sitting and eating – with Sindre Haga Andreassen

Sindre joins the show from Oslo to discuss the evils of sitting, NASA research, issues with traditional yoga, Foundation Training and Eric Goodman, Anatomy Trains and Tom Myers, anatomy vs embodiment, biotensegrity, fascia, balance, diet / nutrition, the dangers of...

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101. The Touch Connoisseur – with Korina Biggs 

Alexander technique teacher Korina joins the show to discuss how our embodiment is impacted by space, landscape and nature, and how this can lead to a different relationship with the environment. She also chats death, pets, bodywork, changing oneself while giving...

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100. Embodied story and calling – with Mark Walsh

In this special 100th episode we turn the tables and Maud Raber, seasoned embodied coach and facilitator, Leadership Embodiment instructor and EFC faculty member, interviews me with questions from listeners and students. We go into my work, what I get from the...

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99. Money, sex, Buddhism – with Martin Aylward

Meditation teacher Martin joins me to discuss how meditation is as much body training as mind training, body hatred in Buddhism, disgust, "freedom vs friction", the 3 bodies of Buddhism (physical, energetic and infinite), lay vs renunciation and monastic practice, his...

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98. Somatic Coaching – with Curtis Watkins

Experienced executive coach Curtis Watkins, known for working with the body, joins me from New York to both explain and show somatic (embodied) coaching. We discuss school sports trauma, acting, bring big and small, what's too much and too little, what exactly is...

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97. Trauma Commando – with Ari Geva 

My old Israeli special forces friend Ari joins me to share some war stories and his healing journey,. We discuss "looking for magic", PTSD, the training of elite military units, psychological conditioning and brutalisation, Israeli society's trauma, adrenaline and sex...

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96. Geek Yoga – with Justine Mastin 

Supreme fearless nerd leader Queen Justine of Namaste joins the show to talk Star Trek yoga, geeks and nerds, wellbeing for nerds, Harry Potter yoga, Star Wars yoga? you get the idea. We also discuss dressing up, play, childlike vs childish, compensatory functions in...

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