Why it’s super important to practice getting down.

If some higher God-like source were to tell me I could only teach one movement lesson for the rest of my life it would be this:
Teaching people how to move from standing on two feet to lying on the ground completely flat on their backs and then to take it back up to standing.
Of course […]

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Sensing the Void Between You and the Ground: A lesson from child’s play and adult play.

I wrote a piece a while back that featured the founder of Contact Dance Improvisation speaking his truths about human movement.┬áThis video shows a room of contact dancers ‘playing’ the way they play, and they have a very brave and young participant too! Check it out and keep reading….


Child’s Play and The Void
So often we […]

How to be Comfortable Sitting on The Ground. Step 1 – Lengthen Those Tight Hamstrings. [ATM @ Alta (the bistro in Whistler)]

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This morning I taught a Feldenkrais Movement Class (aka: “ATM”, or Awareness Through Movement) at a local bistro, Alta Bistro.

One of the managers loves ATM, and he really wanted to offer its benefits to his staff. [See, […]

“Neon in replacement for nuance and the advertising of food instead of the hunting for it.” A 4-min video clip of Contact Improvisation founder Steve Paxton – His thoughts on how we misuse the human body (and I’d have to agree!)

“It’s appalling how we disuse the body.”

Says Steve Paxton, the founder of contact dance improvisation.

I’ve written about what he speaks about, his ethos if you will, in a blog post from last year titled “Would you drive a Ferrarri that way?.”

Check out the video below:

Consider it Human Groove homework. If you can manage no […]

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Lower Back Love. What exactly IS lower back love anyways? (& why the picture of the bull fighter?)

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Humans have this unique quality called bipedalism.
We are upright creatures and we move ourselves from point A to point B on tiny little bases called feet. This means that we have some advantages in comparison to other […]

What Happens When Muscles Act Like Bones & Why Stretching Won’t Get You Anywhere.

Imagine This (or better yet, TRY THIS!)

Take a chair and start to tip it such that it is only balancing on two of its legs. Now keep tipping. Then, take your hand away. If you don’t catch it in time, and bring it back to its other two legs what happens? It falls over. Bang!

Now […]