I've pursued a wide range of paths over the years...They have always led me to the same place: grateful for the perspective and experiences they provided, and feeling boxed in by the limitations of that point of view.
I have always been frustrated by practices separate from life, as it is, in every single one of its glorious facets.
Every perspective has expanded my point of view, my map; It has showed me more possibilities, more connections and relationships. In order to follow those, I have had to continuously step beyond the bounds of these paths, and how they are often walked in this culture.
I have gradually shifted my focus from any path or information to those connections and relationships. Where you start is unique; how to navigate is not.
There are certain patterns that reveal themselves everywhere; to be deeply aware of those, to live them automatically allows choice and natural expression of our being at every level. To be aware of inner and outer resources, how to choose, how to learn...these are things that change very little between different contexts.
Feeling the universal and the specific in every moment is my passion; encompassing the large and small in a way that brings harmony and freedom to all levels of our reality.
Some of the perspectives/trainings that inform my work:
- Rolfing Structural Integration
- Exercise science
- Contact improvisation
- Continuum movement
- Competitive athletics (Track and Field, Crew)
- Whitewater boating (raft, canoe, kayak)
- Somatic Trauma Work
- Neural manipulation
- Visceral manipulation
- Biodynamic craniosacral
- Shamanic awareness and healing
- Taoist physical and spiritual practices
- Buddhist meditation and philosophy
- Orthodox christian philosophy
- Martial arts: Systema-Russian Martial Art, Aikido, Tai Chi, Ed Parker Kenpo
- Tonic movement/function
- Alternative education: Waldorf, unschooling, and others..
- The visual arts