The Embodiment Podcast

Conversational explorations of all things embodied – yoga, trauma, martial arts, body therapy, dance, improv, tantra, bodywork, culture etc; featuring interviews with leaders from around the world, practical tips, adult language and immature humour.

With Mark Walsh

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

and with Allison Lindsay

Business Psychologist, Embodied Coach and Breathworker. A graduate of the Embodied Facilitator Course, she runs the School for Wellbeing, working internationally but based in London.

314. Trauma Jitsu – With Shawn Desjardins

Founder of trauma sensitive Mindful Martial Arts joins me to talk Pride, bad break ups, the intimacy of combat, BJJ, obsession, conflict resolution, trauma bonding, windows of tolerance, healing and safety, what a trauma sensitive MMA looks like.

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313. Somanautical Anatomy Fuzz – With Gil Hedley

Anatomist Gil Hedley joins me to discuss what makes anatomy interesting, somanaut, objective vs. experiential anatomy, regional vs. integral anatomy, Tom Myers, nouns vs. verbs, humbling, nobody is not the standard, variation, cutting up celebrities, charisma, FUZZZZ,...

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312. Philosophy of breath – with Petri Berndtson

Philosophy of the breath Petri joins me to discuss how this area has been missed out, the ancient Greeks, Descarte, ontology, phenomenology, Merleau Ponty, Atman, ethics, trust, hospitality, COVID, death in the trenches, aesthetics, breathing together, spirituality,...

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310. Ramen Somatics – with Vincent Yong

Therapist and author Vincent joins me from Singapore to discuss dance, Laban, practise, Asian arts and learning, flow, culinary arts, spaciousness, timing, medical framework, learning, cultural enrichment, and noodles! A dense fun one. [iframe...

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309. The Wheel of Consent – with Betty Martin

Wheel of Consent Founder Betty joins me to discuss the body and spirituality, spooning, intimacy skills, intimacy, why we don't ask for what we want, vulnerability, "negotiation", who it's for, the quadrants, the practise, and more. An important one.

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308. Yoga Anatomy – with Leslie Kaminoff

Yoga and anatomy teacher Leslie joins me to discuss yoga philosophy, fitness, The Olympics, Bodywork, Desikachar, yoga clinics, Yoga Alliance, cancel culture, "self made soul", Indian nationalism, agency and of course the conference! A pleasantly cantankerous one....

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307. Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness – With David Treleaven

Author of Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness David joins me to talk best practice, trauma symptoms, shame, self-regulation, windows of tolerance, trauma focus, polarisation, concept-creep, weaponised trauma, "conflict is not abuse", social justice and more. Super important...

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306. Mindfulness and Natural Awareness – with Diana Winston

Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Semel Institute's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) joins Allison Lindsay to discuss mindfulness, mosquitos, natural awareness, being a nun in Burma, neuroscience of mindfulness, the importance of the...

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305. Breathing Spirituality – with Jessica Dibb

Breathworker and consciousness teacher Jessica joins me to discuss her calling, types of breathwork, Integrative Breathwork, thorough training, embodiment and spirituality, the history of breath, devotion, emptiness, ethics, redemption, and "spiritual abuse". A...

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304. Embodied Parenting – with Leslie Potter

Parenting coach Leslie, co-dependency, motherhood, taking responsibility for your kids disembodiment, liberal parenting, the Safe Seat, how we're triggered by kids and what to do about it, healthy separation, gender differences, self aggression, conscious parenting,...

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303. Pub Bloke Spirituality – with William Bloom

Author, educator and green activist William joins me to chat intuition, gateways of love and beauty, "marrow" vs. new age transcendence, aggression, soothing, what is "spiritual", stress and leadership, spiritual leadership, the "wonder and energy of life", the "bloke...

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302. Breath & Trauma – with Giten Tonkov

Creator of biodynamic breathwork and trauma release system Giten joins me to discuss Osho, Emilie Conrad, breathwork in 2020, "completing" trauma responses, online trauma work, safety, how you know a trauma therapy works, trauma "release", western vs. eastern,...

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299. Difference, spirit & yoga – With Divya Kohli

Yoga facilitator Divya joins me to talk journalism, her yoga journey, cultural factors, what is yoga today, mindfulness, niching vs. generalisation, Indian vs. consumer mindset, trauma and difficulty, predicting the post-COVID yoga future, global vs. local, diversity...

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298. A Life of Contact – with Nita Little

Senior contact improv dance teacher Nita joins me to talk about meeting Steve Paxton, how contact got born, what contact improv is, listening, the physicality of attention, how the mind is embodied, Nancy Stark Smith, enquiry, Touch and Play, eroticism and dance, the...

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297. Slavery, belonging & healing – With Pedro Albuquerque

Capoeira teacher Pedro joins me to discuss life in Brazil, the "conversation of movement", play, the culture of the art, the "street" history, the African roots, competition, the group tribal quality, slavery, ethnicity, belonging, social division, arguments, and how...

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296. Transcendental Meditation – with Dr Gemma Beckley

Dr. Gemma Beckley, Clinical Psychologist and Independent Transcendental Meditation teacher, joins Allison Lindsay to discuss learning TM as a child, releasing stress from the body, addiction, trauma, occupational stress, changing our relationship with our thoughts,...

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Featured Episodes

Ken Wilber

Love, Loss and Levels 

Charles Eisenstein

Food, Men And Money


Irene Lyon

Trauma, Politics And Culture

Shinzen Young

Science Of Enlightenment

Paul Linden

Logic, Trauma and Martial Arts

Amanda Blake

The Neuroscience Of Embodiment

David Berceli

Trauma Prevention

Philip Shepherd

Wholeness and Separation

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